GV sea (key). Tropical beach scene. Low angle palm trees. Warriors tribal dance. Another same (2). MS Prince Philip and party look on. MS locals seated on ground. Others working (3). MS Prince receives necklace and coin. FS Prince and party walk past locals. Another same. Low angle - palm trees. LS procession carrying Prince in chair. Closer same. CU Prince aloft in chair. Longer shot same. FS procession. SS same. Procession. MS Prince receives salute from officer with sword. MS pan Prince inspects line of Police. MS Police and party. MS local dwellings. MS dwellings pan to locals. BS Prince and party. Prince & party look at boats. Pan along river's edge. Locals waving. Locals rowing canoes. Locals look on. MS boat by waterside dwellings. Locals look on. LS outrigger racing canoe. Closer same. Closer showing Duke aboard. LS New Zealand frigate. Closer same (2). MS members of crew pull at rope. MS Prince looks on. Frigate. MS pan Prince is carried to frigate by pulley. MS mast of ship. Longer shot same. MS pan Prince is carried by pulley from frigate to 'Britannia'. GV sea.
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Prince Philip was the visitor to a far-away island in mid-Pacific, near the Equator. His Royal Highness was greeted with a war-dance and was presented with a necklace as a peace-offering. Another highlight was the triumphal procession through the village with an escort by ladies of the island, and Prince Philip borne aloft on a Pacific island throne! He then inspected the Guard of Honour formed by men of the Gilbert and Ellice constabulary. Afterwards, he strolled through a village "high street", to see the people live their everyday lives in this distant colony. Then, Prince Philip went sailing in one of the local, out-rigger racing canoes. At one point in the tour, the New Zealand frigate "Rotoiti" acted as escort to "Britannia". The Prince decided to visit her and went across. From the Islands, the route now lay through the tropical seas of the Pacific to the Panama Canal.