Location: The Vatican, Vatican City, Rome
Story of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, visiting Pope John XXIII in The Vatican
Various shots, members of the Swiss Guard, the Palatine Guard and a pontoon of the pontifical gendarmes, assembled in the Vatican courtyard.
LS. as the Queen's car drives around the courtyard and comes to a halt in front of camera. MS. Queen dressed in black and the Duke (in naval uniform) alight from car and are greeted. Various shots as Queen and Duke make their way across courtyard and inspect guard of honour. MS. LS. as Queen and Duke emerge from the Vatican and enter car. Elevated shot, as cars leave the Vatican.
Various shots as the Queen and Duke enter Clementine Hall walk along corridor and enter the Throne Hall where they are met by the Pope. MS. The Queen followed by the Duke is escorted by the Pope to the head of the Throne Hall, where all three pose for photographers. CUs. of the Queen and the Pope, as she presents members of her party to the Pope, including Earl Alexander. CU. Side view, of the Duke of Edinburgh and Pope John. LS. Pan from the Queen who is now seated to her party assembled on her right (including Earl Alexander) Various shots as the Queen and Pope stand up. Earl Alexander and rest of the royal party are then presented with a memento of their visit by the Pope.
CU.s. of two pictures in the Vatican, one is of the Crucifixion. CU. Italian guard of honour. Various shots as the Queen, Duke and their party make their way from the Throne Hall along corridor. Earl Alexander is also seen.
Note The visit was the first by a British Monarch to the Pope for 38 years.