• Short Summary

    Princess Alexandra visits floating restaurant and Lee Theatre in Hong Kong.

  • Description

    Note: a colour version of this story has been transferred on *PM1742*.

    Title reads: "HRH sees Hong Kong by night".

    Princess sees Hong Kong by night. Various night shots of streets with neon signs. Princess Alexandra gets out of car and is greeted by Sir Sik-Nin Chau and Hon. Sir Michael Turner CBE. Various shots Princess on board barge transporting her across the harbour to the Sea Palace floating restaurant. G/V restaurant.

    The Princess is helped aboard the restaurant from the San Pan barge. The Princess walks along platform over tanks containing live fish. One fish is caught in a net for the Princess to inspect, it trashes about and splashes her. In the end a crawfish is chosen to be cooked for her dinner.

    Top shot Princess seated at her table in the restaurant between Sir Sik-Nin Chau and Sir Michael Turner on the left, Sir Sik-Nin Chau is serves food on the Princesses plate. We see the Princess eating her meal using chopsticks.

    The Princess arrives at the Lee Theatre; she walks up some steps then turns and waves to crowds. G/V interior theatre as the Princess walks to her seat in the Royal Circle. M/S as the Princess sits down. Various shots stage: a traditional Cantonese opera is being performed.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:06:00 / 01:51:59:00

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