• Short Summary

    The Duke of Edinburgh, in a gay, informal mood, was chief guest at the Lord Taverners' annual ball, November 16, at Grosvenor House, London.

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    The Duke of Edinburgh, in a gay, informal mood, was chief guest at the Lord Taverners' annual ball, November 16, at Grosvenor House, London.

    Well-known personalities from the stage, cinema and television, joined in the hilarity of "party games".

    Patron and 12th man f the Lord Taverner', the Duke was the first to buy tickets at the tombola stand. Taking ten for GBP1, he won - with his last ticket, - a half-pint tankard, engraved with names of English cricketers.

    A "motor-race", on small lawn-mower engine powered cars followed, with racing drivers Jack Brabham and Roy Salvadori lining up against a team of amateurs including cricketer, Godfrey Evans, film star, Richard Green, (T.V.'s "Robin Hood"), ex-champion boxer, Freddy Mills, n "Mr. Pastry", comedian Dickie Hearne. By fair means or foul, it was a win for "Mr. Pastry", who was garlanded with a laurel wreath by Prince Philip. Falling flat on his back, the slap-stick comedian rose to be kissed on both check by the Royal visitor -- a spontaneous gesture which caught the gaiety of the evening. British film star, Kenneth More, caused much amusement with his version of the "cha-cha-cha".

    Lord Taverners', a club comprised of well-known personalities, raises money for charity. It takes its title from a public house of the same name on Lord's Cricket Ground.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAAPEXTH2LRLKKADS3L5Q02R0D
    Media URN:
    VLVAAAPEXTH2LRLKKADS3L5Q02R0D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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