The King and Queen of Greece, with other members of the Royal Family including the Crown Prince Constantine, sailed to Suda Bay, Crete, recently on board the Royal Greek Navy destroyer "Polemistis".
GV. The Royal Barge landing at SUDA BAY.
LV. Greetings in progress.
SV. The Royals well off the pier.
SV. Spectators and at CHANEA where the unveiling takes place.
SV. Other spectators.
SV. The Royals "crossing themselves after a service by the Orthodox Bishop of Crete."
Angle V. The statue and a flag.
SV. King Paul and Princess Maria Bonaparte.
SV. Old Cretians.
CU. One of them.
SV. The Royal Family.
GV. The statue of Prince George.
SV. Girls march past.
LV. Cadets marching past.
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Background: The King and Queen of Greece, with other members of the Royal Family including the Crown Prince Constantine, sailed to Suda Bay, Crete, recently on board the Royal Greek Navy destroyer "Polemistis". They went to unveil a statue of Prince George, the former High Commissioner of Crete and the first Greek representative there after the liberation from the Turks, some sixty years ago.
Prince George's widow, Princess Maria Bonaparte, uncle of King Paul of Greece, attended the To Deum and unveiling ceremony. Gathered round the Royal visitors were Cretans in traditional custome, some of whom, the older inhabitants that is, remember Prince George and the liberation.