Duke of Edinburgh on the Clyde (1956)

This British Pathé archive newsreel shows the Duke of Edinburgh arriving in the Royal Yacht Britannia to race in the Royal Clyde YC Regatta, 1956. The Duke helms ‘Blue Bottle’ to finish fourth in the Dragon Class race.

Created at the beginning of the 20th Century by the Pathé brothers, the newsreel was the world’s first televised news platform. Pioneering the technology and methods of cinema, British Pathé stayed at the forefront of filmed news for decades. Releasing three newsreels a week during that period, British Pathé was the way the people of Britain experienced world events until the advent of television.