• Short Summary

    The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh on day three of their six-week Canadian tour, were filmed June 20 by Visnews leaving the small port of Seven Isles, Quebec by the Royal yacht "Britannia" for Gaspe Bay - the other side of the wide St.

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    The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh on day three of their six-week Canadian tour, were filmed June 20 by Visnews leaving the small port of Seven Isles, Quebec by the Royal yacht "Britannia" for Gaspe Bay - the other side of the wide St. Lawrence Estuary.

    Some twelve hundred people thronged the dockside as the Royal couple left the port - outlet for the rich iron-ore country to the north. For Prince Philip, an experienced sailor, and the Queen it was their first trip by water since landing in Canada.

    The voyage ended the following day (June 21) as the couple stepped ashore on French Canadian territory at Gaspe Bay. Church bells chimed a welcome as the Royal barge brought the Queen and Duke from the yacht to the jetty. They landed on the spot where more than 40 years ago, Jacques Cavlier a French adventurer stepped ashore to claim possession of the territory in the name of the King of France.

    When the Royal couple return home August 1, they will have visited nearly 100 cities and villages and travelled 12,500 miles by plane, yacht, train and car - from the moment of landing by air at St. John's Newfoundland, to departure by the royal yacht at Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA50DARUU1UXHFJ6FDBVNUSPC03
    Media URN:
    VLVA50DARUU1UXHFJ6FDBVNUSPC03
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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