• Short Summary

    Prince Philip receives huge welcome on arrival in Hong Kong. Good general street scenes.

  • Description

    Titles read: "HONG KONG - DUKE IN FAR EAST".

    Victoria, Hong Kong.

    General view of crowds assembling in the Star Ferry Car Park and on balconies around the area. C/U Chinese boy. L/S of Royal yacht 'Britannia' anchored with the royal barge approaching the Queen's Pier with the Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) on board. The Prince steps onto landing stage from launch and is greeted by the Governor, Sir Robert Black. General view Guard of Honour of three services lined up in Square. The Prince inspects them.

    Chinese crowds run across roadway to cheer the Duke as he drives away in open car, waving to people. Street scenes showing tram cars and modern buildings. Chinese people look at portrait of Duke in shop window. Chinese children skipping on pavement. Chinese street and shops bedecked with Chinese and British flags, pan to a group of Chinese children (mostly boys) laughing and pulling faces into the camera. Chinese suburb and market. Zoom in to C/U of small Chinese girl with baby slung on her back.

    General views at night of shops and archway illuminated. Shop front with the Royal insignia and crown illuminated in glass case, also showing portraits of Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh. Illuminated shops and signs at night; one reads 'Russian Restaurant'.

    Exterior of Government House. Crowds of people wander around the grounds. High angle shot of Prince Philip speaking to people in the crowd. Women wearing cheong sam dresses with split skirts. Prince Philip chats to the crowd and points at people, seemingly making a joke.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:24:00 / 01:49:37:00

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