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    Guildhall, London.

    SV. Queen Elizabeth II goes up the steps of Guildhall to platform (title super over). SV. Queen standing at table speaking to audience. Sitting on her right is the Lord Mayor of London Sir Cuthbert Ackroyd and Conservative Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden and on her left is Lord Mackintosh of Halifax, President of the National Savings Movement. The Queen addressing the audience (natural sound): "My husband and I, our children and my sister... we are all members of the Savings group in the Royal household..." CU of Queen and applause as she finishes. SV. Four chefs bring the cake, a replica of the Guildhall facade, down the central aisle. LV. The Queen and Lord Mackintosh start to come down steps towards the cake. They reach it, Queen picks up knife and goes to cut cake. SV. The Queen starts to cut cake. As she is cutting, one of the chefs holds onto the piece she is cutting off. She stands back away from cake. Lord Mackintosh is with her. GV. The procession of 40 Candle Swords makes its way towards dais, the one at the front has "England" on it, the men follow with electric candles. Standards marked Region One and Region Two follow the one marked England. SCU. Two Standards just passing royal platform. First one marked Wales, second marked South Wales, and the candles are being set in line in front of the Queen. Following the South Wales standard comes North Wales. CU. The Queen looking on. SCU. As a banner passes out of frame, the last candle is set in place. GV. Audience. LV. The Queen and others sitting at the table with all the candles set in place in front of her. She presses button, all the candles come alight, and people start to applaud. LV. The Queen and others sitting at the table with all the candles set in place in front of her.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:11:00 / 01:02:51:00
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