• Short Summary

    Prince Philip visits Gizo in the Solomon Islands and attends Neptune's Court aboard Britannia.

  • Description

    Titles read: "HMY BRITANNIA - DUKE ATTENDS NEPTUNE'S COURT".

    Gizo, Solomon Islands.

    L/S of the Royal Yacht Britannia anchored off Gizo. War canoes carry the Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) to the shore. Locals dressed in white welcome the Duke.

    Slip pan back to Britannia. Various shots show the Duke attending the Crossing the Line ceremony and shaking hands with a man dressed as Neptune. The Duke has a chain put around his neck and is presented with the Award of the Order of the Penguin. He is given a glass of 'traditional sea claret'. He gives the glass back after drinking and pretends to stagger. Members of the crew applaud.

    A 'first-timer' is lathered and shaved by the others before being ducked into a pool of water. The Prince and others watch from a safe distance.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1573.18
    Media URN:
    50304
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:00:00 / 01:33:11:00
    Canister:
    59/29

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