• Short Summary

    THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH FLEW FROM VANCOUVER, CANADA, JUNE 1, WHERE HE HAS BEEN ATTENDING THE 2ND COMMONWEALTH STUDY CONFERENCE, TO SEATTLE, US.

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    THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH FLEW FROM VANCOUVER, CANADA, JUNE 1, WHERE HE HAS BEEN ATTENDING THE 2ND COMMONWEALTH STUDY CONFERENCE, TO SEATTLE, US.S.A FOR A ONE-DAY TOUR OF THE WORLD'S FAIR BEING STAGED THERE.

    HE WAS WELCOMED AT THE AIRPORT BY SIR DAVID ORMSBY-GORE, THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR,MR. GEOFFREY JACKSON, BRITISH CONSUL-GENERAL IN SEATTLE, AND BY STATE AND CITY OFFICIAL. SHORTLY AFTER, HE LEFT IN A MOTORCADE FOR THE FAIR.

    FIRST STOP FOR THE DUKE WHEN HE ARRIVED AT THE FAIR, WAS BRITISH PAVILION. THERE HE WAS MET AT THE ENTRANCE BY TWO CORPORALS OF THE LIFE GUARDS. HE SHOWED GREAT INTEREST IN THE EXHIBITS, PARTICULARLY IN A FILM OF THE BRITISH HOVERCRAFT ON TRIALS. HE ALSO CLOSELY EXAMINED A TEST CAR, A RACING CAR ENGINE, AND A NEW COMPACT TELEVISION CAMERA.

    ANOTHER EXHIBIT ON SHOW IN THE PAVILION WAS "SARAH", THE RADIO HOMING BEACON SIMILAR TO THE ONE USED TO PIN-POINT THE POSITION OF ASTRONAUT SCOTT-CARPENTER WHEN HIS CAPSULE LANDED IN THE SEA, MAY 24.

    AFTER LEAVING THE BRITISH PAVILION, THE DUKE MADE A TOUR BY MONORAIL, SPEEDING ALONG ITS SPECIAL TRACK FROM THE FAIR GROUND TO A TERMINAL IN THE CITY AND BACK. THE TRIP, AT SPEEDS UPM TO 60 MILES AN HOUR, TOOK A BREATHTAKING ONE MINUTE 45 SECONDS EACH WAY.

    LATER, THE DUKE WAS THE GUEST OF THE FAIR'S PRESIDENT, MR. JOSEPH GANDY, AT LUNCH IN THE RESTAURANT AT THE TOP OF THE 600 FEET HIGH "SPACE NEEDLE", TOWERING OVER THE CITY, SYMBOLISING THE THEME OF THE EXHIBITION, CENTURY 21.

    THE RESTAURANT, SEATING 260, REVOLVES SLOWLY SO THAT DINNERS GET A SWEEPING VIEW OF THE SURROUNDING MOUNTAINS AND SEA. VISITORS TO THE LOFTY RESTAURANT TRAVEL RAPIDLY GROUND LEVEL BY EXTERNAL ELEVATORS.

    WHEN HIS TOUR OF THE FAIR WAS OVER, THE DUKE FLEW BACK TO VANCOUVER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAG3PWO8QSL4I0YJ6Q303APG74
    Media URN:
    VLVAAG3PWO8QSL4I0YJ6Q303APG74
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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