• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S PRINCESS ALEXANDRA ARRIVED IN KENYA YESTERDAY (2 SEPTEMBER) FOR A BRIEF VISIT BEFORE HER OFFICIAL TOUR OF SWAZILAND.

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    BRITAIN'S PRINCESS ALEXANDRA ARRIVED IN KENYA YESTERDAY (2 SEPTEMBER) FOR A BRIEF VISIT BEFORE HER OFFICIAL TOUR OF SWAZILAND.

    THE PRINCESS FLEW IN TO NAIROBI AIRPORT, WHERE SHE WAS WELCOMED BY BRITAIN'S HIGH COMMISSIONER, SIR ERIC NORRIS, AND MR. BRUCE MCKENZIE, KENYA'S MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE.

    HER ARRIVAL HAD BEEN DELAYED BY THREE HOURS AFTER HER AIRCRAFT WAS FORCED TO CHANGE ITS ROUTE TO AVOID FLYING OVER LIBYA.

    DURING HER VISIT, SHE WAS A GUEST AT THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER'S RESIDENCE.

    AS THIS WAS A PRIVATE VISIT, THE PRINCESS HAD FEW ENGAGEMENTS, BUT YESTERDAY AFTERNOON SHE PRESENTED A LANDROVER TO THE KENYA SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND. THE VEHICLE, WHICH IS EQUIPPED AS A MOBILE EYE CLINIC, WAS BOUGHT WITH MONEY RAISED BY THE PEOPLE OF WALES.

    HANDING OVER THE KEY TO THE CLINIC, PRINCESS ALEXANDRA SAID SHE WAS PARTICULARLY GLAD TO BE ABLE TO PERFORM THE TASK PERSONALLY, "BECAUSE OF THE GREAT AFFECTION WHICH MY MOTHER, PRINCESS MARINA, FELT FOR KENYA AND ITS PEOPLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8P5FH9JJVJ7EFZIWBTA3N8CEU
    Media URN:
    VLVA8P5FH9JJVJ7EFZIWBTA3N8CEU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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