• Short Summary

    Prince Philip visited Mar 30 the UK's criminal investigation headquarters at Scotland Yard London, peered at fingerprint dossiers, examined his own thumb and fingers closely then left his mark - his own fingerprint - in the dossier as a record of his visit.

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    Prince Philip visited Mar 30 the UK's criminal investigation headquarters at Scotland Yard London, peered at fingerprint dossiers, examined his own thumb and fingers closely then left his mark - his own fingerprint - in the dossier as a record of his visit. His fingerprint was in good company - near Princess Margaret's fingerprint kept in a special dossier to mark her visit some time ago.

    Greeted at the Yard by Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Joseph Simpson, the Duke first inspected the Information Room with calls coming in at the rate of 100 an hour - a quite day. Peak hours total 200 calls.

    The Duke's fingerprint was made on sensitised paper - without ink. Invited to mark the visit, the Duke surveyed the spread tips of his fingers, said:Let's choose an interesting finger. Then he made the imprint with the middle finger of his left hand. The finger print department - the oldest and probably most effect still in crime detection - houses some million and a half fingerprints - the unchangeable signature of every known criminal in the UK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA94TZD5QZ3BMK2R5EH590P25SO
    Media URN:
    VLVA94TZD5QZ3BMK2R5EH590P25SO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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