• Short Summary

    QUEEN ELIZABETH AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH JOURNEYED DOWN THE RIVER RHINE TODAY (THURSDAY) TO THE CHEERS OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF RHINELANDERS ON THE THIRD DAY OF THE STATE VISIT TO WEST GERMANY.

  • Description

    QUEEN ELIZABETH AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH JOURNEYED DOWN THE RIVER RHINE TODAY (THURSDAY) TO THE CHEERS OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF RHINELANDERS ON THE THIRD DAY OF THE STATE VISIT TO WEST GERMANY. THEIR 30 MILES JOURNEY ABOARD THE STEAMER "LORELEI" TOOK THREE HOURS.

    ACKNOWLEDGING THE WELCOME OF 100,000 PEOPLE IN KOBLENZ, WHERE HER RHINE TRIP BEGAN, THE QUEEN SAID: "FOR 50 YEARS WE HAVE HEARD TOO MUCH ABOUT THE THINGS WHICH HAVE DIVIDED US. LET US NOW MAKE AN EFFORT TO REMEMBER THE THINGS WHICH UNITED US. WITH THESE LINKS WE CAN BEGIN TO FORGE A NEW AND BETTER UNDERSTANDING IN THE FUTURE."
    THE RHINE JOURNEY FOLLOWED THE HONEYMOON ROUTE OF THE QUEEN'S GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS, QUEEN VICTORIA AND PRINCE ALBERT. THE QUEEN, IN A BOW-SKIRT COAT IN CERISE FEATHERWEIGHT MOHAIR WITH MATCHING HAT, STOOD ON THE STERN OF THE FLOWER-DECKED SHIP, WAVING TO THE CHEERING WEST GERMANS.

    A CHOIR OF CHILDREN IN COUNTRY COSTUME ON BOARD SANG HEINRICH HEINE'S 19TH-CENTURY SONG OF THE LOREEI, THE GOLDEN-HAIRED MAIDEN WHO LURED SAILORS TO THEIR DEATH BY HER SINGING. ANCIENT CANNONS BOOMED FROM RIVERSIDE TOWNS AND VILLAGES, BANDS PLAYED, SHIPS TOOTED AND ALMOST THE ENTIRE POPULATION WERE OUT BENEATH THE VINEYARDS AND FAIRY-TALE CASTLE TO GREET THE ROYAL PAIR ON THEIR TRIUMPHAL VOYAGE ALONG THE GREAT WATERWAY.

    IN KAUB THE ROYAL COUPLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ENTERED A SPECIAL 15-CARRIAGE STATE TRAIN, THE BIGGEST EVER PREPARED FOR A FOREIGN VISITOR, FOR A 20-MILE (32 KLM) JOURNEY TO WIESBADEN, CAPITAL OF THE STATE OF HESSE. THERE SHE WILL VISIT HER GERMAN RELATIONS.

    IN WIESBADEN MASSING CROWDS HAD CAUSED ALL ROADS TO BE CLOSED FOR TWO-AND-A-HALF HOURS BEFORE THE ARRIVAL. THE STATE MINISTER - PRESIDENT HERR GOERG-AUGUST ZINN, WELCOMED THE QUEEN IN THE CITY'S 19TH-CENTURY CASTLE, SEAT OF THE STATE PARLIAMENT. HE SAID THE RESUMPTION OF ANGLO-GERMAN RELATIONS AFTER THEIR "MOST TRAGIC AND BLACKEST" PERIOD COULD BE ATTRIBUTED ABOVE ALL TO THE HARMONISING INFLUENCE OF THE QUEEN'S PERSONALITY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4HUKCXFURB7PTUJKI95I3RT0J
    Media URN:
    VLVA4HUKCXFURB7PTUJKI95I3RT0J
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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