• Short Summary

    QUEEN ELIZABETH SET A NEW STANDARD OF INFORMALITY IN WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND TODAY (THURSDAY) WHEN SHE STOPPED TO CHAT WITH SHOPPERS.

  • Description

    QUEEN ELIZABETH SET A NEW STANDARD OF INFORMALITY IN WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND TODAY (THURSDAY) WHEN SHE STOPPED TO CHAT WITH SHOPPERS. THE QUEEN WAS WALKING THROUGH THE CIVIC CENTRE OF WELLINGTON TO THE TOWN HALL. SEVERAL THOUSAND PEOPLE LINED THE ROUTE AND WERE DELIGHTED WHEN THE QUEEN, THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AND PRINCESS ANNE WALKED OVER AND BEGAN TALKING WITH PEOPLE IN THE CROWD.

    PRINCE CHARLES MADE HIS WAY TO WELLINGTON SEPARATELY; HE FLEW INTO SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA AND THEN TOOK A CONNECTING FLIGHT TO NEW ZEALAND, JOINING THE REST OF HIS FAMILY THIS AFTERNOON.

    THE QUEEN ARRIVED IN WELLINGTON ABOARD THE ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA WHICH HAD SAILED FROM FIJI. ON THE WHARF TO GREET HER WAS THE GOVERNOR GENERAL SIR ARTHUR PORRITT AND THE PRIME MINISTER MR. HOLYOAKE. A 21 GUN SALUTE WAS FIRED WHEN THE QUEEN STEPPED ONTO NEW ZEALAND SOIL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SEVEN YEARS.

    THOUSANDS OF CHEERING PEOPLE LINED THE ROADWAY AS SHE DROVE FROM THE WHARF TO THE CITY'S CIVIC CENTRE. AFTER MEETING THE MAY OF WELLINGTON, SIR FRANCIS KITTS, THE ROYAL PARTY MADE ITS WAY TO THE TOWN HALL. THE QUEEN STOPPED A NUMBER OF TIMES TO TALK TO MEMBERS OF THE CROWD.

    THE NEW ZEALAND VISIT WILL LAST 18 DAYS, THEN THE ROYAL PARTY MOVES ON TO AUSTRALIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEXWWD7X5PMSPRCVYVJ5U8TOVP
    Media URN:
    VLVAEXWWD7X5PMSPRCVYVJ5U8TOVP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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