• Short Summary

    SIR ROBERT MENZIES, THE AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER WAS INSTALLED BY THE QUEEN AS A KNIGHT OF SCOTLAND'S ANCIENT ORDER OF THE THISTLE YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

  • Description

    SIR ROBERT MENZIES, THE AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER WAS INSTALLED BY THE QUEEN AS A KNIGHT OF SCOTLAND'S ANCIENT ORDER OF THE THISTLE YESTERDAY (MONDAY).THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE IN ST.GILES' CATHEDRAL, EDINBURGH.SIR ROBERT, WHO IS OF SCOTTISH DESCENT, IS THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN TO RECEIVE THE ORDER.

    THE ROYAL COMPANY OF ARCHERS PROVIDED A GUARD-OF HONOUR OUTSIDE THE CATHEDRAL.HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE SAW HERALDS LEAD THE PROCESSION INTO ST.GILES' FOR THE CEREMONY.THE PROCESSION INCLUDED THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH, SIR ROBERT, HIS WIFE DAME PATTIE, AND THEIR SON, MR.KENNETH MENZIES.

    THE INSTALLATION TOOK PLACE IN THE SMALL, OAK-PANELLED THISTLE CHAPEL.SEVERAL KNIGHTS WERE PRESENT, AMONG THEM LORD HOME, THE BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY.AFTERWARDS, SIR ROBERT -- IN FULL REGALIA -- POSED FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS.

    THEN, SIR ROBERT, HIS WIFE AND SON WALKED TO THE CITY CHAMBERS NEARBY TO MEET THE LORD PROVOST(MAYOR) OF EDINBURGH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8V6OYPBXRWZ9MZ1V6KKDVWSY2
    Media URN:
    VLVA8V6OYPBXRWZ9MZ1V6KKDVWSY2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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