• Short Summary

    THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH, NEARLY HALF WAS THROUGH HIS TOUR OF SOUTH AMERICA, LANDED AT ECUADOR, FEB 17, FOR A THREE DAY VISIT.

  • Description

    1.
    LV DUKE ARRIVES IN CLOSED CAR ESCORTED BY CAVALRY.
    0.15

    2.
    SV CAVALRY.
    0.19

    3.
    TV PAN...CROWD.
    0.25

    4.
    LV DUKE RECEIVES DECORATION FROM PRESIDENT.
    0.35

    5.
    LV MEMORIAL (2 SHOTS)
    0.43

    6.
    CU DITTO.
    0.46

    7.
    SCU SECTION OF CROWD. (3 SHOTS)
    0.53

    8.
    SV DUKE WALKS TOWARDS MEMORIAL.
    0.59

    9.
    SV CROWD.
    1.00

    10.
    SV DUKE AT ATTENTION.
    1.03

    11.
    SV DUKE LAYS WREATH.
    1.06

    12.
    LV CEREMONY.
    1.09

    13.
    SV CROWD.
    1.12

    14.
    TV DITTO DUKE WALKS THROUGH.
    1.23

    15.
    SV DUKE AND PRESIDENT WALKS INTO BANQUET HALL.
    1.32

    16.
    LV DUKE, PRESIDENT, GUESTS SITS DOWN.
    1.37

    17.
    SV DUKE ARRIVES AT CHURCH OF SAN FRANCISCO.
    1.46

    18.
    LV DUKE WALKS WITH MONKS AROUND CHURCH (2 SHOTS)
    1.58

    19.
    GV CHURCH (2 SHOTS)
    2.04

    20.
    LV DUKE IN CHURCH COURTYARD.
    2.07



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH, NEARLY HALF WAS THROUGH HIS TOUR OF SOUTH AMERICA, LANDED AT ECUADOR, FEB 17, FOR A THREE DAY VISIT. ESCORTED BY MOUNTED GUARDSMEN, PRINCE PHILIP RECEIVED A WARM WELCOME AS HE DROVE THROUGH QUITO TO THE PALACE OF HIS HOST, PRESIDENT AROSEMEMA.

    ONE OF HIS FIRST DUTIES ON ARRIVAL WAS TO PRESENT THE PRESIDENT WITH A CROSS OF THE ORDER OF ST. MICHAEL AND ST. GEORGE. THEN BEGAN A BUSY ROUND OF OFFICIAL ENGAGEMENTS.

    ON FEB 18, THE DUKE LAID A WREATH ON THE HEROES' MONUMENT IN THE CENTRE OF THE CAPITAL BEFORE DRIVING TO A PRESIDENTIAL BANQUET WHERE HE WAS GUEST OF HONOUR. ANOTHER HIGHLIGHT OF THE VISIT WAS A TOUR OF THE HISTORIC CHURCH OF SAN FRANCISCO WHERE HE WAS ESCORTED BY FRIARS THROUGH THE CLOISTERS OF THE OLD BUILDING.

    THE FOLLOWING DAY HE WAS DUE TO TAKE OFF FOR BOLIVIA, THE FIRST OF THE REMAINING EIGHT COUNTRIES HE HAS YET TO VISIT IN SOUTH AMERICA BEFORE RETURNING TO BRITAIN IN THE FIRST WEEK OF APRIL. SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 36,000 MILE TOUR SO FAR HAVE INCLUDED SEEING A COCKFIGHT IN PERU, BEING CHEERED BY POLITICAL AGITATORS IN BRITISH GUIANA, PLAYING POLO IN CHILE AND VISITING THE HIGHEST LAKE IN THE WORLD IN BOLIVIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5BKYYNSTHQ5GZKMLI6KBA5PXH
    Media URN:
    VLVA5BKYYNSTHQ5GZKMLI6KBA5PXH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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