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    Suva, Fiji.

    GV aerial, Gothic at sea (library shot). LV Gothic at sea. CU funnel and Royal standard. SV Queen Elizabeth II looking through binoculars. LV H.M.S. "Sheffield" steaming past. SV Neptune and wife (crossing the Equator ceremony, Neptune played by Duke's personal detective). SV crew looking on. SV Duke of Edinburgh lathering Lady Pamela Mountbatten with help of his secretary, Lieutenant Commander Michael Parker. SV Duke tips Lady Pamela Mountbatten into pool. SV Neptune's court fighting amongst themselves (incl. Duke). SV sailors watching. SV Prince Philip pushed into pool followed by others. SV Duke coming out of pool. SV sailors looking on. SV Duke talking to Queen after ducking. GV small boats coming out from Suva. Queen records her people's welcome by using 16 mm Cine Kodak. LV boats sailing out to meet Gothic. LV little boats still sailing towards. SV Queen looking from bridge. LV little ships, & SV. LV escort ship. LV sailors on deck of above cheering. SV Queen and Duke in Royal launch. SV passing under bows of "Black Prince" (an escort cruiser of New Zealand Navy). LV Royal launch approaching quayside. CU Fijians. LV Queen steps ashore walking with Governor, Sir Ronald Garvey. She stops, three year old Mei Kainona walks forward, bows and presents bouquet. Mei walks backwards, squats, and claps hands. She rises and retreats. GV Albert Park, Fijians dancing. SV Queen arriving at Albert Park. CU Fijian warrior. GV Fijians seated. SV preparing Kava. SV Queen and Duke watching. Chief holding brew. CU. Fijian warriors. SV Queen receives and drinks Kava. SCU Fijian tribesmen watching. SV Duke receiving and drinks Kava. CU tribesmen watching. LV chiefs taking presents to royal couple. SV native crowd. SV Royal couple receiving presents. SCU pan, Chief Ratu Josefa Lalabalavu, wearing huge skirt, walking to dais. SV native crowd. CU native man holding large club. LV Chief Ratu withdrawing from dais. SV Fijians clapping. SV Royal couple on dais. LV native spear dance. SV native spear dance. SV Royal party watching. SV spear dance. GV night shot, Royal car escorted by torch bearers. SV pan, Royal car with illuminated interior. AS Grand Pacific Hotel with illuminated E.R.II. LV Royal couple appearing on balcony and waving. STV guests in front of hotel. GV torch light procession going away. CU Royal couple waving goodbye from balcony.

    (Orig. Lav.) (Orig. "B")

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:07:00 / 01:47:57:00
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