Visit of Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip to Singapore in 1959

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Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip reviewed the Guard of Honour of the Royal Navy at Collyer Quay on 22 February, 1959.  Heritage friends would notice the buildings at Collyer Quay.

Singapore was a colony under the British administration when Prince Philip visited the State of Singapore on 22 February, 1959.

I told my children that when I was born in 1948, I was not a Citizen of Singapore.  At birth, I was a British Subject in the Colony of Singapore.  However, both my children are born as Citizen of Singapore and not the subjects of Queen Elizabeth II of Britain.

Few people are willing to show and share their birth certificates while still living.  This document is confidential with personal data and information.  The 68-year-old birth certificate as an evidence and “memory-aid” to tell another story about the Bukit Ho Swee fire on 25 May, 1961.  This is the document which my mother salvaged during the fire.

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The related blogs posted as “Since when was Singapore a City”  here  and “Her Majesty’s Birthday Parade”  here  .

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is a royal consort, the husband of ruling Queen Elizabeth II of Britain.  He helped to enhance the image of the Monarchy by becoming celebrities in their own right.

Visit of Prince Philip to Singapore in 1959

He arrived at Clifford Pier in the Royal Vessel Britannia from Britain to Singapore.

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Governor of Singapore Sir William Goode at Clifford Pier to welcome the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip on 22 February, 1959.

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Chief Minister Lim Yew Hock and his wife greeted Prince Philip at Clifford Pier.

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The Guard of Honour Inspection Ceremony at Collyer Quay on 22 February, 1959

Prince Philip inspected the Guard of Honour provided by RAF Regiment Malaya at Collyer Quay.

These archived photos on the blog are curated with the courtesy of the National Archives of Singapore.  Please note that the buildings at the Singapore waterfront were under construction.  Can you identify the names of these buildings?

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Royal Motorcade of Prince Philip Arriving at Government House

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Prince Philip Visits Kranji War Memorial and Cemetery

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Prince Philip Visits RAF Tengah

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Prince Philip Visits Naval Base

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Official Opening of the Singapore Polytechnic at Prince Edward Road

The official opening of Singapore Polytechnic at Prince Edward Road by Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh on 24 February, 1959.

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Prince Philip Bid Farewell leaving Singapore on 25 February, 1959

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Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip leaving Singapore in the Royal Vessel Britannia  on 25 February, 1959 to return to Britain safely.  Farewell Prince Philip for a pleasant trip.

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