• Short Summary

    Princess Alexandra receives a warm reception in Hong Kong.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Hong Kong. Welcome to Princess.

    Princess Alexandra visits Hong Kong.

    L/S of the harbour full of boats, M/S's as they bob up and down. M/S of a woman gutting a fish, M/S of the harbour. Various shots of banners and archways with lights erected for the visit. M/S of various flags of the Commonwealth. Various shots of Chinese signs on shops showing mixture of eastern and western cultures. A woman reads a newspaper about the Princess's visit. C/U of boy holding baby.

    People walk through a busy market, various shots of food being cooked on a griddle, a woman carries oranges in a big basket. C/U of a baby strapped to a woman's back. C/U of red banner with 'Welcome to Princess Alexandra' on it. M/S as aeroplane taxis to a halt at Kai-Tak airport. M/S as Governor Sir Robert Black walks over. Princess Alexandra (daughter of Prince George, Duke of Kent, and Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent) descends the steps and meets officials. L/S of fire float spraying water high in the air as a salute. Princess Alexandra walks on to the launch whilst people watch. Various shots of ships in the harbour. People walk along Queen's pier. Various shots of women's legs in short skirts.

    M/S of a woman looking at the launch through binoculars. Men of war fire their guns as a salute. People crowd in and watch. Princess Alexandra walks up steps and waves. She inspects Guard of honour of Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Aerial shot as car drives through, M/S as she waves at the crowds. Aerial shots of people crowded into Statute (?) Square.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:09:00 / 01:38:28:00

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