• Short Summary

    THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH ARRIVED IN GEORGETOWN, BRITISH GUIANA, FEBRUARY 7 AT THE BEGINNING OF HIS ELEVEN-NATION TOUR OF SOUTH AMERICA.

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    THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH ARRIVED IN GEORGETOWN, BRITISH GUIANA, FEBRUARY 7 AT THE BEGINNING OF HIS ELEVEN-NATION TOUR OF SOUTH AMERICA.BECAUSE OF RAIN, HE BEGAN HIS DRIVE FROM THE AIRPORT IN A CLOSED CAR, BUT BECAUSE OF SHOUTED REQUESTS FROM THE CROWD HE CHANGED TO AN OPEN CAR FOR THE REST OF HIS JOURNEY TO GOVERNMENT HOUSE, WHERE HE LUNCHED WITH THE GOVERNOR, SIR RALPH GREY.

    DRIVING THROUGH THE STREETS, HE DREW WARM CHEERS FROM A CROWD THAT HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN CONCERNED WITH THEIR GOVERNMENT'S BUDGET MEASURES.AMONG THE WELCOMING BANNERS WERE SOME CRITICISING THE GOVERNMENT.

    BY NIGHT GEORGETOWN WAS FLOODLIT, WITH A PARADE OF FLOATS TOURING THE CITY.TO THE ENTHUSIASTIC CROWDS THE DUKE HAD BECOME THE "DUKE OF DEMERARA" FOR THE DAY - A THEME TAKEN UP BY DOZENS OF HIGH-STEPPING MAJORETTES IN A GAY PARADE.AS THE STEEL-BANDS WENT BY, POLITICS WERE FORGOTTEN BY THE DANCERS AND THE CHEERING SPECTATORS.

    HIS TWO-DAY STAY WAS PACKED WITH A ROUND OF ENGAGEMENTS WHICH INCLUDED A VISIT TO PARLIAMENT, WHERE HE READ A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM QUEEN ELIZABETH.FROM BRITISH GUIANA HE FLEW OFF TO VENEZUELA, WHERE HE WILL STAY UNTIL FEBRUARY 14.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAMW9PIHP7TMG6TW2CA6RDCP5
    Media URN:
    VLVAMW9PIHP7TMG6TW2CA6RDCP5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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