• Short Summary

    Princess Alexandra of Kent, winding up her state visit to Japan as the representative of Queen Elizabeth, returns to Tokyo from a four-day visit to Osaka, Kyoto and Nara areas, and the same evening is hostess at a formal dinner at the British Embassy for Japanese royalty and dignitaries.

  • Description

    Princess Alexandra of Kent, winding up her state visit to Japan as the representative of Queen Elizabeth, returns to Tokyo from a four-day visit to Osaka, Kyoto and Nara areas, and the same evening is hostess at a formal dinner at the British Embassy for Japanese royalty and dignitaries.

    The 24-year-old princess presides at a reception for some 400 guests following the dinner, and shows no sign of fatigue despite her crowded calander. Returning to Tokyo from the Kansai district of Japan at 3:30 p.m. that afternoon, she still finds time for two calls before the banquet and reception in the evening, calling upon Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko in the late afternoon, then visiting Princess Chichibu. Princess Alexandra meets little Prince Hiro, future ruler of Japan, and presents him with a Teddy Bear. For his parents, Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko, the visiting princess brings tennis rackets and tennis balls. In return, she receives a book describing the Japanese royal treasures.

    The dinner for the Imperial Family, and then the reception, end a busy day. The following morning, the young princess visits Japan's National Rehabilitation Center for the Handicapped and inspects the various equipment and craft shops in the center, and meets some of the patients. Later in the morning, she visits Mitsukoshi Department Store on Tokyo's Ginza, and sees a display of bridal kimono, then watches "bunraku," the traditional Japanese puppet shows.

    Tomorrow (Wednesday) she leaves Tokyo to fly to Bangkok for a five-day visit to Thailand, before continuing on to Burma next Monday.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABABD82R1QS8AAINIXS7K4CM3Y
    Media URN:
    VLVABABD82R1QS8AAINIXS7K4CM3Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:08:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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