• Short Summary

    Arriving at Newcastle State Dockyards, New South Wales, Australia on Friday (April 10) were Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, and Princess Anne.

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    SV Queen, Princess Anne and Prince Philip arrive, are greeted
    0.27

    2.
    SCU Queen meeting people
    0.30

    3.
    SV Two children holding Australian flag ZOOM OUT to press
    0.37

    4.
    SV Queen and official walking up to grandstand
    0.40

    5.
    GV People watching from ship
    0.45

    6.
    SV Queen speaks SOF
    1.20

    7.
    SV Queen cutting tape and champagne bottle smashing against bow of ship
    1.20

    8.
    SV Ship PAN ACROSS grandstand and crowds
    1.41


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 6: QUEEN: "Mr. Minister, thank you for your words of welcome. In this year in which we celebrate James Cook's voyage of discovery in the "Endeavour", I am glad to be able to see that Australians are continuing their long tradition of building ships to sail in these waters. I name this ship "Darwin Trader". May God bless her and all that sail in her."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Arriving at Newcastle State Dockyards, New South Wales, Australia on Friday (April 10) were Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, and Princess Anne. They had arrived 30 minutes late to be present at the launching of a coastal cargo vessel, "Darwin Trader". Prince Charles was in Japan, visiting Expo-70.

    After a quick inspection tour of the apprentice training workshop, the Queen spoke briefly before smashing a bottle of champagne over the bow of the ship and cutting a tape to complete the launching ceremony.

    Security measures for the Royal party have been tightened since an anonymous telephone caller threatened that the Queen would be shot if one more Irishman was shot in Northern Ireland.

    Speaking on the occasion of the launching, the Queen said:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA692CFSKIBJ1NG5S8YZ93UKAQR
    Media URN:
    VLVA692CFSKIBJ1NG5S8YZ93UKAQR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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