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    FOR THE PEOPLE OF GERALDTON..THE FIRST VISIT BY A REIGNING MONARCH TO THE TOWN.A FLEET?

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    Background: FOR THE PEOPLE OF GERALDTON..THE FIRST VISIT BY A REIGNING MONARCH TO THE TOWN.A FLEET OF YACHTS AND SPEEDBOATS ESCORTED THE ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA IN, AND THE QUEEN CAME ASHORE IN THE ROYAL BARGE.

    ON THEIR WAY TO THE CHILDREN'S RECEPTION, THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WERE TAKEN TO THE "LOOKOUT"..A HIGH SPOT OVERLOOKING GERALDTON, AND DURING THEIR DRIVE THROUGH GERALDTON THEY WERE SHOWN MAGNIFICENT VIEWS FROM HIGH VANTAGE POINTS.

    AT THE GERALDTON HIGH SCHOOL, 400 CHILDREN WAITED TO GIVE A WARM WELCOME.

    THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE BRIEF VISIT WAS THE OPENING BY THE QUEEN OF GERALDTON'S NEW GBP90,000 CIVIC CENTRE.A CROWD OF HUNDREDS CHEERED THE ROYAL COUPLE AS THEY ARRIVED.MANY HAD COME FROM AS FAR AWAY AS FOUR HUNDRED MILES.

    THE LAST VISIT ON THEIR PROGRAMME WAS TO NAZARETH HOUSE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE TOWN.NAZARETH HOUSE, RUN BY THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH CARES FOR BOTH ELDERLY PEOPLE AND YOUNG ORPHANS.

    BY THE TIME THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP REACHED THE WATERFRONT TO REJOIN THE BRITANNIA PEOPLE HAD COLLECTED AGAIN FROM ALL PARTS OF THE TOWN, AND THEY WERE MET BY CONTINUOUS ROUNDS OF CHEERING.

    PEOPLE BROKE THROUGH THE BARRICADES TO LINE THE EDGE OF THE WHARF FOR A LAST GLIMPSE OF THE ROYAL COUPLE AS THEY HEADED OUT TO SEA FOR THE ROYAL YACHT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8O4QBSZITUT7576D5XEDHGXYC
    Media URN:
    VLVA8O4QBSZITUT7576D5XEDHGXYC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:23:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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