• Short Summary

    President Nixon gave Britain's Prince Charles and his sister Princess Anne a red-carpet welcome to the White House on Thursday (July 16), when they arrived to begin a three-day private visit.

  • Description

    President Nixon gave Britain's Prince Charles and his sister Princess Anne a red-carpet welcome to the White House on Thursday (July 16), when they arrived to begin a three-day private visit.

    The President promised on their arrival that he would stay out of the picture during their stay. The Prince and Princess are the guests of Tricia Nixon, the President's daughter, and Julie and David Eisenhower.

    At the arrival ceremony, 21-year-old Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, stood shoulder to shoulder with the President on a red-carpeted dais on the south lawn of the White House.

    The 19 year-old Princess Anne, in a lime-green mini-skirted dress and dramatically broad-brimmed hat, smiled prettily to the crowds, who watched the arrival ceremony in hot sunshine.

    As host, President Nixon made his welcoming remarks first.

    Prince Charles responded confidently and without notes to the President's welcoming words.

    The Prince and Princess, who have just completed a Canadian tour with their parents Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, are in Washington for a full three days of party-going and sight-seeing.

    They flew to the White House by helicopter from nearby Andrews air-force base after travelling from Winnipeg, finishing point of the royal tour, in the Presidential Jet.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5Z6OTLL9PS1X99EDG8EZO78Y2
    Media URN:
    VLVA5Z6OTLL9PS1X99EDG8EZO78Y2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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