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Cardiff, Wales: GTV Duke of Edinburgh inspecting Guard of Honour in front of City Hall. Ground V Ditto. SV Mascot on parade ground. GTV Duke walking off parade ground. GV Cardiff City Hall. SV Duke & Lord Mayor, Alderman G. Ferrier on dais with Town Clerk, S. Tapper-Jones about to speak. SV Town Clerk speaks:-(Nat. sd.) SCU Types listening. SV Mayor hands pen to Duke who examines it, & then signs amidst laughter. SCU Duke seated. SV Lord Mayor hands over Scroll of Freedom. CU Freedom parchment. SV Lord Mayor speaks:-(Nat. sd.) CU Duke. Side V People clapping. SV Duke on feet. SV Duke speaks:-(Nat. sd.) SCU Types clapping. SV Duke speaks:-(Nat. sd.)-Dubbing shots SV People clapping. & Side V Duke. STV Duke towards war memorial to lay wreath. Ground V Duke lays wreath & salutes. GV Flags lowered. Side V Ditto. Angle V Pan down Memorial to lowered flags. GV 'Land of our Father's' being sung pan to lowered flags. GV Duke inspecting Standard bearers. Ground V Ditto. STV Ditto, speaks to one. SBV Ditto. GV Memorial.
SV Town Clerk, S. Tapper-Jones speaks:- "Your Royal Highness, would you be pleased to take the oath and testament" 'You shall never to be true and faithful to our Sovereign Lady the Queen & the Lord Mayor of this City. You shall be obedient to the Lord Mayor for the time being of the said City, and obey his warrants, precepts & commands; you shall be civil and obedient to the Alderman of the City." (laughter)
SV Lord Mayor, Alderman George Ferrier speaks:- "Ladies & Gentlemen: We are assembled here today to confer upon your Royal Highness the greatest honour which is in our power to bestow. That is, the honorary Freedom of the Great City."
SV Duke of Edinburgh speaks:- "My Lord Mayor, Aldermen & Counsellors. Ladies & Gentlemen. It is always comforting to be told that one is a person of distinction. But it is even more comforting to know that it is by Act of Parliament." (laughter)
SV..."I realise, of course, that I owe you thanks four times over, because I feel that any conferring the freedom of Cardiff upon me you have given much pleasure to the Earl of Merioneth" (laughter)
SV..."To the University of Wales in the person of its Chancellor & you have also paid tribute to the gallant Regiment of the Welsh Guards."
Royalty; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten) (b. 1921), Ceremonies - Local Government; Ceremonies - Memorial; World War I; World War II; Great Britain
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