• Short Summary

    A NEW PORTRAIT OF PRINCE PHILIP BY THE AUSTRALIAN ARTIST MISS JUNE MENDOZA WAS TODAY (TUESDAY) UNVEILED BY THE HIGH COMMISSIONER OF AUSTRALIA SIR ALEXANDER DOWNER.

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    A NEW PORTRAIT OF PRINCE PHILIP BY THE AUSTRALIAN ARTIST MISS JUNE MENDOZA WAS TODAY (TUESDAY) UNVEILED BY THE HIGH COMMISSIONER OF AUSTRALIA SIR ALEXANDER DOWNER. THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE TA A RECEPTION AT AUSTRALIA HOUSE, IN LONDON.

    THE PORTRAIT HAS BEEN BOUGHT BY AN UNNAMED MEMBER OF THE LORD'S TAVERNERS AND IS TO BE HUNG IN THEIR COUNCIL CHAMBERS. THE LORD'S TAVERNERS IS A CHARITABLE ORGANISATION OF WHICH PRINCE PHILIP IS PATRON AND TWELFTH MAN. THEY RAISE MONEY FOR THE NATIONAL PLAYING FIELDS ASSOCIATION ON AND HAVE PASSED OVER IN EXCESS OF GBP150,000 STERLING SINCE THE WERE FOUNDED IN 1950.

    THE DATE OF THE UNVEILING WAS CHOSEN BECAUSE IT WAS PRINCE PHILIP'S BIRTHDAY.

    MISS MENDOZA FELT IN INFORMAL PORTRAIT OF PRINCE PHILIP WAS THE MOST APPROPRIATE AND OBVIOUS APPROACH FOR THE LORD'S TAVERNERS, CONSIDERING THEIR COMBINED ACTIVITIES IN SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT, SO SHE REQUESTED THAT HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS SHOULD WEAR THE ;INFORMAL CLOTHES IN WHICH HE RELAXES. SHE WANTED A PICTURE OF THE MAN UNCLUTTERED BY THE TRAPPINGS OF OFFICE.

    MISS MENDOZA, AUSTRALIAN BY BIRTH, IS AGED 36 AND IS MARRIED WITH FOUR CHILDREN. SHE LIVES IN WIMBLEDON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEOXMUM5XXDNZH5WWD2AHOQDT
    Media URN:
    VLVAEOXMUM5XXDNZH5WWD2AHOQDT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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