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    CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE GRANTING OF INDEPENDENCE TO MALTA ENTERED THE LAST STAGES TODAY (MONDAY). A?

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    1.
    GV TROOPS AT ATTENTION
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    2.
    LV ZOOM IN GOVERNOR SWORN IN (SOF)
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    3.
    GV CROWD
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    4.
    SV DUKE OF EDINBURGH (SOF)
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    5.
    GV CROWD
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    6.
    SV DUKE & PRIME MINISTER
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    7.
    CU PRIME MINISTER (SOF) ZOOM BACK TO SV
    3.08


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: DORMAN: "I SWEAR THAT I WILL BE FAITHFUL AND BEAR TRUE ALLEGIANCE TO HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND, HER HEIRS AND SUCCESSORS ACCORDING TO LAW, SO HELP ME GOD."



    SEQ. 4: DUKE OF EDINBURGH: "MALTA IS NOW ENTERING A NEW PHASE IN HER LONG AND COLOURFUL STORY. THE FUTURE IS FULL OF PROMISE, BUT LET NO ONE IMAGINE THAT INDEPENDENCE WILL SOLVE PROBLEMS AND DIFFICULTIES WHICH HAVE FACED MALTA FOR A GOOD MANY YEARS. INDEPENDENCE MAY BRING BETTER OPPORTUNITIES, BUT IT WILL CERTAINLY BRING HEAVIER RESPONSIBILITIES. THE YEARS AHEAD WILL BE HARD AND CHALLENGING, BUT I CAN GIVE YOU ALL THE FIRM ASSURANCE OF THE CONTINUING INTEREST AND SYMPATHY OF THE QUEEN, AS WELL AS THE ENDURING FRIENDSHIP AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE BRITISH PEOPLE. AND NOW, MR PRIME MINSTER, IT FALLS TO ME TO PERFORM THE CONCLUDING ACT OF BRITISH SOVEREIGNTY IN THESE ISLANDS, AS I PRESENT TO YOU THESE CONSTITUTIONAL INSTRUMENTS WHICH ESTABLISH MALTA'S INDEPENDENCE. LONG MAY IT ENDURE."



    SEQ. 7: OLIVIER: "MAY IT PLEASE YOU ROYAL HIGHNESS ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE OF MALTA I OFFER MY RESPECTFUL THANKS FOR HAVING, AT HER MAJESTY'S COMMAND, HANDED TO ME THE CONSTITUTIONAL INSTRUMENTS EMBODYING THE INDEPENDENCE OF MALTA. THIS SOLEMN MOMENT WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED BY US, LOYAL SUBJECTS OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND WITH GREAT SATISFACTION AND PRIDE AND WILL BE WRITTEN DOWN IN THE ANNALS OF OUR HISTORY. THE DEVOTION OF OUR PEOPLE TO HER MAJESTY HAS BEEN AMPLY DEMONSTRATED IN THE PAST AND THE TIES THAT BIND OUR PEOPLE TO THE CROWN ARE BOUND TO BE STRENGTHENED IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT AS AN INDEPENDENT COUNTRY WE OWE NO OTHER ALLEGIANCE EXCEPT TO HER MAJESTY AS OUR QUEEN."




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    EDITORS: VISNEWS ROD NO. 8734/64 "MALTA: GEORGE CROSS ISLAND BECOMES INDEPENDENT AFTER 160 YEARS OF BRITISH RULE" AND PROD NO, 8736/64 "MALTA: FIGHTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS MARK MALTA'S INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS" BOTH SERVICED TODAY (SEPT 21ST) ALSO REFER.

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    Background: CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE GRANTING OF INDEPENDENCE TO MALTA ENTERED THE LAST STAGES TODAY (MONDAY). A LARGE CROWD GATHERED IN THE INDEPENDENCE ARENA AT VALLETTA TO SEE THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL, SIR MAURICE DORMAN, TAKE THE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE AND THEN THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH HANDED OVER THE CONSTITUTIONAL INSTRUMENTS.

    AFTER A SPECIAL MASS WAS SAID IN THE ARENA, SIR MAURICE TOOK THE OATH, ADMINISTERED BY SIR ANTHONY MAMO, THE CHIEF JUSTICE.

    BEFORE HANDING THE CONSTITUTIONAL INSTRUMENTS TO THE PRIME MINISTER, MR BORG OLIVER, THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH READ A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN. THEN, ON HIS OWN BEHALF, HE SAID:
    LOUD APPLAUSE FOLLOWED, AS THE PRIME MINISTER HELD THE INSTRUMENTS ALOFT. IN HIS REPLY TO THE DUKE, HE SAID :

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB9C43950DQX0JX7WJNN7M36AD
    Media URN:
    VLVAB9C43950DQX0JX7WJNN7M36AD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:09:00
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    N/A

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