• Short Summary

    THE FIRST OF THREE REHEARSALS OF THE INVESTITURE OF THE PRINCE OF WALES WAS HELD TODAY (FRIDAY) IN CAERNARVON, WALES.

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    THE FIRST OF THREE REHEARSALS OF THE INVESTITURE OF THE PRINCE OF WALES WAS HELD TODAY (FRIDAY) IN CAERNARVON, WALES. BETWEEN TWO AND THREE THOUSAND PEOPLE WATCHED MORE THAN 600 TROOPS TAKE PART IN HE REHEARSAL WHICH WAS CONDUCTED BY THE DUKE OF NORFOLK, BRITAIN'S PREMIER DUKE, WHO, AS EARL MARSHAL IS THE OVER-ALL ORGANISER OF THE INVESTITURE PAGEANT.

    AS DAWN BROKE OVER CAERNARVON THIS MORNING, THE REHEARSAL GOT UNDER WAY. BETWEEN TWO AND THREE THOUSAND PEOPLE GATHERED IN CASTLE SQUARE OR ALONG THE 2-MILE ROUTE OF THE PROCESSION TO HEAR THE FANFARES AND DRUMS AND TO WATCH THE FIRST 600 TROOPS PREPARING FOR THE CEREMONIES WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT TUESDAY (JULY 1) WHEN PRINCE CHARLES IS OFFICIALLY INVESTED WITH THE INSIGNIA OF THE PRINCE OF WALES AND QUEEN ELIZABETH II OFFICIALLY PROCLAIMS HIM HER HEIR.

    THERE WILL BE ANOTHER SIMILAR REHEARSAL TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AND A THIRD, AND FINAL ONE, ON MONDAY WITH 1,800 TROOPS TAKING PART. AT THE ACTUAL INVESTITURE, 2,500 TROOPS WILL PARTICIPATE BETWEEN THE ACTUAL PARADE, CEREMONY AND LINING THE ROUTE.

    ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE REHEARSAL WAS THE PASSING AND PRESENTATION OF THE ROYAL CARRIAGE WHICH IS TO CARRY PRINCE CHARLES ON TUESDAY.

    THE DUKE OF NORFOLK DECLARED THAT THE ARRANGEMENTS WERE GOING WELL AND THAT HE WAS VERY SATISFIED WITH TODAY'S RUN-THROUGH. HE ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT UMBRELLAS WOULD NOT BE PERMITTED DURING THE CEREMONY. ONLY THE QUEEN, PRINCE PHILIP AND THE PRINCE OF WALES WOULD BE UNDER A CANOPY DURING THE INVESTITURE. HE ADDED: "IT IS N EXTRAORDINARY THING HOW MANY PEOPLE SEEM TO THINK A SHOWER IS GOING TO FINISH THEIR BEAUTY FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. AS I HAVE SAID BEFORE, IF WE GET WET, WE GET WET. I HAVE BEEN WET BEFORE, HAVEN'T YOU?" IF, HOWEVER, THE WEATHER WHICH PREVAILED TODAY HOLDS - THERE NEED BE NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8H4EPNKAS4I2TD7FNH0MXKZ01
    Media URN:
    VLVA8H4EPNKAS4I2TD7FNH0MXKZ01
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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