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    COCOS ISLANDS, INDIAN OCEAN: LV Cocos Islands from the sea. GV Palm trees & foreshore of island. GV Deserted street except for chickens. CU Chickens. SV Cocosians. CU Type with little girl. SV Cocosians. GV Royals arriving by launch. SV Royals out of launch & onto quayside. LV Native dancers dancing in front of Royals as they walk along main street. SV Ditto. BV Natives following procession. LV People gathered outside Marquee. SCU Native band. CU Native drummer. SV Natives doing shuffle dance. SCU Queen being handed a model sailing ship, she looks at it, & Duke is handed a smaller one. SV Duke helping Queen onto launch. SCU Royals in launch, wave. GBV Launch leaving Cocos Islands.



    Colombo, Ceylon: GV From Gothic - approaching Colombo harbour. SV Lighthouse on quayside. Shot From Gothic - nearing harbour. SV Ceylonese on quayside. SV Royals down gangplank, greeted by Gov. Gen. Lord Soulbury. SV Royals walk towards under canopy, Queen shakes hands with white man. GV Colombo Town Hall, Angle V Ditto. GV Procession of Royals preceded by Native dancers. SV Dancers. SV Royal car following dancers. Closer V Pan Royals in car. CU Dancers. SV Royals out of car, greeted by Mayor of Colombo. SV Royals being garlanded. GV Crowd. Side V Royals shaking hands with Ceylonese. SCU Ditto. GV Crowd. LV Royals seated. SCU Ditto. GV Procession on way for opening of Parliament. SV Ceylonese ladies looking over balcony. STV Queen out of car, greeted by Prime Minister, Sir John Kotalawala. SCU Ceylonese Parliamentary Justices. GV Procession, Royals break ranks. LV Royals on dais talking salute. SBV Ditto. GV Ceylonese Parliament, SV Public outside. Side V Pan Royals taking their seats. SV Types onlooking. SV Speaker giving Queen who is in her Coronation gown, copy of speech. GTV Int. House. SCU Queen & Duke on thrones.



    Royalty; Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain (b. 1926, reigned 1952- ), Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten) (b. 1921), British Empire; Sri Lanka; Ceremonies - Political; Ships and Boats




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    Film ID:
    VLVA4Y7QGJZFWV9I70ZIJN8TF0HGA
    Media URN:
    VLVA4Y7QGJZFWV9I70ZIJN8TF0HGA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1954
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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