Arriving at Newcastle State Dockyards, New South Wales, Australia on Friday (April 10) were Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, and Princess Anne.
SV Queen, Princess Anne and Prince Philip arrive, are greeted
SCU Queen meeting people
SV Two children holding Australian flag ZOOM OUT to press
SV Queen and official walking up to grandstand
GV People watching from ship
SV Queen speaks SOF
SV Queen cutting tape and champagne bottle smashing against bow of ship
SV Ship PAN ACROSS grandstand and crowds
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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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: