• Short Summary

    Princess Alexandra visits Hong Kong - colour item.

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    This is a colour item.

    Title reads: "Welcome to Princess".

    Hong Kong.

    Various shots of junks, sanpans and other vessels in harbour. C/U woman cutting fish on deck of junk. More shots junks. L/S showing Hong Kong waterfront: large buildings and Queen's Pier. Various shots lanterns and flags leafing from Queen's Pier (preparations for Princess Alexandra's visit), some are still being erected.

    Various busy street scenes in Hong Kong, with shots of signs in Chinese. C/U woman reading English newspaper announcing arrival of Princess. Various shots market street with food stalls. C/U girl carrying baby on her back.

    C/U banner: "Welcome to Princess Alexandra". L/S BOAC aeroplane arriving at Kai-Tak airport. Governor Sir Robert Black and Lady Black greet Princess Alexandra (daughter of Dowager Duchess of Kent) from plane. L/S fire brigade boats letting off hoses in harbour. L/S Princess follows Governor down gangplank onto launch. Crowds watch. Launch sails across harbour. M/S junk sailing past waterfront. L/S waterfront and Queen's Pier.

    C/U sign: "Queen's Pier". Various shots people hurrying down pier to waterfront, including several women in Chinese-style split skirts. Governor's launch approaches. L/S big guns firing salute into harbour. Launch docks and Princess comes ashore with governor, waves to crowds and then inspects Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Various shots Princess waving to crowds from back of convertible car driving through city streets to Government House.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:17:00 / 01:37:35:00

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