• Short Summary

    Duke of Edinburgh receives Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons.

  • Description

    Edinburgh, Scotland.

    SV. Duke of Edinburgh being helped into robes, getting ready to receive Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons. SV. Guests applauding. SCU. Duke making speech (natural sound): "President, Lord Provost Ladies and Gentlemen... First of all, may I say how pleased and honoured I am to become a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh... it's 405th anniversary, and also the very kind things which the Vice President had to say when he introduced me, and Sir, as patron of the College I give myself a very hearty welcome". SCU. Guests laughing. CU. Prince Philip continues: "I only hope, that these people who quite rightly believe that surgery is more than a craft will forgive me, but I look at it still from the point of view of the patient. If anyone is going to tinker about with my inside, I would rather he were an accomplished craftsman, than an experimental scientist" (Laughter).

    (Lavender) (Orig "B")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    531.21
    Media URN:
    30867
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:47:00 / 01:28:00:00
    Canister:
    55/50

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