• Short Summary

    IN BRIGHT AUTUMN SUNSHINE, PRINCESS ALEXANDRA - NAMED "THE ELEGANT AND BEAUTIFUL CORAL PRINCESS" BY CHINESE NEWSPAPERS - FLEW INTO HONGKONG NOVEMBER 3 FOR A TWELVE-DAY VISIT, THE LONGEST EVER SPENT THERE BY BRITISH ROYALTY, AND WAS GREETED AT KAITAK AIRPORT BY THE GOVERNOR AND LADY BLACK AND BY LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR RODERICK AND LADY McLEOD.

  • Description

    IN BRIGHT AUTUMN SUNSHINE, PRINCESS ALEXANDRA - NAMED "THE ELEGANT AND BEAUTIFUL CORAL PRINCESS" BY CHINESE NEWSPAPERS - FLEW INTO HONGKONG NOVEMBER 3 FOR A TWELVE-DAY VISIT, THE LONGEST EVER SPENT THERE BY BRITISH ROYALTY, AND WAS GREETED AT KAITAK AIRPORT BY THE GOVERNOR AND LADY BLACK AND BY LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR RODERICK AND LADY McLEOD.

    THOUSANDS OF CHINESE, EAGER TO SEE THE PRINCESS, CROWDED EVERY POSSIBLE VANTAGE POINT AS SHE TRAVELLED ACROSS HONGKONG HARBOUR IN THE GOVERNOR'S LAUNCH TO QUEEN'S PIER. THERE THE SERVICE COMMANDERS, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC AND ANGLICAN BISHOPS, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND THEIR WIVES, AND MANY OTHER, WERE WAITING TO GREET HER.

    AS SHE ARRIVED AT THE PIER A NAVAL SQUADRON FIRED A SALUTE OF 21 GUNS, AND THE LARGEST FIRE FLOAT IN THE COLONY SHOT TALL FOUNTAINS OF WATER IN THE AIR FROM ITS HYDRANTS.

    AFTER INSPECTING A GUARD OF HONOUR OF THE ROYAL NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS, THE PRINCESS WAS DRIVEN THROUGH THE CROWDED STREETS TO GOVERNMENT HOUSE. APART FROM AN INFORMAL MEETING WITH THE PRESS SHE HAD NO OFFICIAL ENGAGEMENT ARRANGED FOR THE FOLLOWING DAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF3PBFQ64GX9DLZDKG499VEDPS
    Media URN:
    VLVAF3PBFQ64GX9DLZDKG499VEDPS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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