LS 'Britannia'. Crowd scenes (2). Closer crowds carrying welcome banner. GV building with giant photograph of Prince Philip. MS children waving flags. MS Prince Philip waves from approaching jeep. LS oil wells at sea. CU angled shot oil well. MS Duke being shown the oil well. CU angled shot - drill boring. MS Duke watching drilling. LS fires burning. GV Brunei Airport buildings. MS Sultan and party waiting. LS Heron aircraft landing. Closer greetings by aircraft. MS Duke being presented to members of the State Council. LS Prince and Sultan and party. Tracking shot river scene. Another showing water village (4). Another people waving. LS mosque. GV same. LS mosque towers. CU shoes on steps. MS locals step into their respective shoes. Crowds wait for Prince in pouring rain (3). GV Astana at Kuching - residence of Governor Sir Anthony Abell. LS Prince and Governor. LS same inspecting troops. Tracking shot children cheering (2). MS welcome archway. BS Prince in jeep surrounded by others. MS onlookers. MS Duke's head anointed with holy water. GV town archway at San Dakan. CU Chinese citizen dressed as a dragon. MS same. Closer same. Prince waves from passing car. GV people waiting. LS Princes waves from car. GV scene with cheering crowds. Another same. SEE STORY NUMBER 76609/2 FOR CUTS
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The Royal Yacht "Britannia" took Prince Philip to Borneo, where he visited British colonies and protectorates in the island. A Royal visit to this part of the world is a rare event. Malays, Chinese, Dyaks and everyone left no doubt about the popularity of the occasion. The British protected State of Brunei is rich in oil and the Prince went to have a look at some of the oil-fields in this territory. ® Previously, at Brunei Airport, the Sultan was present to make His Royal Highness welcome, when he arrived in his Heron aircraft. After greetings, members of the State Council were presented by the British Resident. There was heavy rain in Kuching, the capital. But crowds were out to see the Prince. The Astana (or Palace) is now the residence of the Governor, Sir Anthony Abell. Then, the Prince inspected a Guard of Honour on the wharf, where James Brooke landed nearly 120 years ago. He became the first English rajah of Sarawak, now a Crown Colony. San Dakan now, a town in British North Borneo, and a warm welcome by the Chinese people with dragons.
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