Highlights of the 1969 royal year through the Pathe camera.
1969 - A Royal Year.
Investiture - Prince Charles. L/S Caernarvon Castle. L/S of trumpeteers on battlements. M/S of Prince of Wales speech: "I Charles, Prince of Wales, do become your leige man of life and limb and of earthly worship and faith and truth I will bear unto thee to live and die against all manner of folks." The Queen moves forward and kisses him.
L/S of mass crowd applauding. L/S of the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince of Wales proceed to Queen Eleanor's gate. L/S large crowds outside castle. M/S of Charles waving to crowd.
Spithead. M/S Royal standard flying on the royal yacht Britannia. L/S Britannia steaming through NATO fleet. C/U of Queen and Duke viewing Nato fleet from Britannia. L/S Nato fleet. M/S Princess Anne and Lord Mountbatten viewing fleet.
Torbay. L/S of HMS 'Eagle'. L/S as plane lands on HMS 'Eagle'. L/S interior of the ship, the Queen and Royal Family walk past camera. L/S flyover by helicopters. Pan down to Royal Family standing on deck watching.
North Sea. L/S air to sea ofd the oil rig 'Amocco' in the North Sea. M/S Princess Anne talking to various VIPs on heli-platform. C/U Anne walks away and past camera. M/S pan down showing rig. L/S Anne wearing boiler suit and hard hat. Shots of drilling in progression. C/U of Anne talking to technician.
Windsor Park. Royal procession driving towards castle . M/S of royal standard. M/S inside main hall. C/U coat of arms on wall. M/S Princess Anne, Duchess of Gloucester, Duchess of Kent and Duke. M/S of the Queen and the President of Italy followed by Philip. L/S President shakes hands with Princess Anne. C/U President's daughter shakes hands with Duchess of Kent. M/S royal party move down main hall.
L/S castle on a hill in Austria. M/S Queen comes through door inside parliament building and shakes hands with officials. C/U crowd watching. C/U Queen shaking hands with various officials. C/U the Queen. M/S going out into a field. L/S of the Queen with officials at Spanish riding school. In front of the Queen are two horses which are being presented to her. M/Ss of guests inside the Schonbrunn Palace. M/S Queen moving through guests.
Wembley Stadium. C/U of Princess Anne seated at Wembley for the Cup Final. Various shots of the match in progress between Manchester City and Leicester City. Manchester City win the match 1-0. L/S as player receive the FA Cup from Princess Anne. Shot of Manchester City captain holding trophy.
Edinburgh. L/S Royal procession moving down Royal Mile with St. Giles's Church in background. Shots of the royal coach carrying Princess Anne and Duke of Edinburgh. L/S of Queen in assembly hall giving speech.
L/S Buckingham Palace. L/S Queen, Prince Charles and Duke walk with President Nixon. M/S Queen and Nixon. Pan to Duke, Anne and Charles. M/S of pictures on wall inside palace.
L/S exterior of Buckingham Palace as motorcade of the three astronauts (Neil Armstrong Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin and Michael Collins arriving. L/S astronauts entering room in palace headed by Armstrong. He shakes hands with the Queen, the Duke, Prince Edward and Prince Charles. C/U Armstrong shakes hands with Princess Margaret. C/U Prince Edward. C/U astronauts talking to Queen and Duke. C/U of the Queen talking to the astronauts.
Bergen. L/S of the royal yacht 'Britannia' arriving at Bergen. M/S Queen and Duke and Charles walking down gangplank of 'Britannia'. Pan as they walk along red carpet and are greeted by King Olav. C/U Prince Edward looking over side of royal yacht. M/Ss of the Queen reviewing troops with King Olav. M/S of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, Princess Anne and Queen walking around Grieg's Garden with the King. C/U of seal in water at an aquarium. M/S of royal party looking into pool as the seals are fed. Seals swimming.
Epsom. Paddock at Epsom. Horses parading. L/S Jockeys entering paddock. C/U of Queen in paddock. M/S Jockeys mounting. M/S of Lester Piggott mounted. Shots of the horses parading on course. M/S of the Queen Mother, the Queen and Princess Anne.
Buckingham Palace - Trooping the Colour. L/S of Royal Guards parading past Buckingham Palace after Trooping the Colour. L/S of troops marching. L/S of the Queen taking salute as troops march past. C/U of Queen saluting. L/S of Concorde flying over. L/S of large crowds around palace. L/S of the Royal Family on balcony. Shots of Lightening aircraft flying over followed by Concorde. L/S of Royal Family o balcony. Prince Andrew waves at Concorde. Queen does the same. Concorde flying over. Royal Family waving to crowds.