President Nixon gave Britain's Prince Charles and his sister Princess Anne a red-carpet welcome to the White House on Thursday (July 16), when they arrived to begin a three-day private visit.
SV Trumpeters announce Charles and Annes arrival
SV Nixon greets Charles and Anne
SV Nixon speaking
CU Prince Charles speaks
SV Party walking away
SCU Nixon and Charles wave to crowd, PAN TO Princess Anne
SEQ. 4: NIXON: "I would like to say to our royal guests today that we would like you to feel very much at home during your brief stay. We want you to get to know our capital, our Congress, our baseball team - we hope it does better than it's been doing recently, while you're here - and also, we hope you know, and to get to know, out young people, the young people in our family, and the young people you will meet at the occasions you will be attending here, on your brief stay."
SEQ. 5: PRINCE CHARLES: "My sister and I have been looking forward very much to this particular visit, since you came to London not very long ago. And we are very touched that you should have decided to have us, in the middle of what must by a very busy summer, with all the work that goes on in a capital like this. We have been looking forward to it enormously, because America, to me, and to my sister, has always been a very fascinating, and intriguing country, and we have always longed to come."
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Background: President Nixon gave Britain's Prince Charles and his sister Princess Anne a red-carpet welcome to the White House on Thursday (July 16), when they arrived to begin a three-day private visit.
The President promised on their arrival that he would stay out of the picture during their stay. The Prince and Princess are the guests of Tricia Nixon, the President's daughter, and Julie and David Eisenhower.
At the arrival ceremony, 21-year-old Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, stood shoulder to shoulder with the President on a red-carpeted dais on the south lawn of the White House.
The 19 year-old Princess Anne, in a lime-green mini-skirted dress and dramatically broad-brimmed hat, smiled prettily to the crowds, who watched the arrival ceremony in hot sunshine.
As host, President Nixon made his welcoming remarks first.
Prince Charles responded confidently and without notes to the President's welcoming words.
The Prince and Princess, who have just completed a Canadian tour with their parents Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, are in Washington for a full three days of party-going and sight-seeing.
They flew to the White House by helicopter from nearby Andrews air-force base after travelling from Winnipeg, finishing point of the royal tour, in the Presidential Jet.