• Short Summary

    QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER, ON HER PRIVATE HOLIDAY IN FRANCE, VISITED THE ANCIENT ABBEY OF FONTEVRAULT, NEAR TOURS, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).

  • Description

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    GV ABBEY DE FONTEVRAULT
    0.05

    2.
    CU SIGN "ABBAYE DE FONTEVRAULT"
    0.09

    3.
    LV QUEEN TOURING ABBEY
    0.14

    4.
    SV SPECTATORS
    0.17

    5.
    SV PAN..QUEEN TOURS ABBEY
    0.21

    6.
    LV QUEEN SEES TOMBS
    0.25

    7.
    STV PAN..ACROSS TOMB
    0.30

    8.
    LV QUEEN TOURS ABBEY
    0.34

    9.
    CU PLAQUE ON TOMB OF RICHARD I
    0.36

    10.
    SV STONE LIKENESS ON TOMB
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    11.
    LV PAN..QUEEN'S CAR ON WAY TO CHATEAU D'USSE
    0.45

    12.
    TRAVEL SHOT.. COUNTRYSIDE
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    13.
    CU SIGN "RIGNY-USSE"
    0.51

    14.
    GV CHATEAU
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    15.
    LV THROUGH STREET TO CHATEAU
    1.02

    16.
    ANGLE V..PAN.. CHATEAU, PAN DOWN TO DRAWBRIDGE
    1.08

    17.
    STV MOAT
    1.12

    18.
    GV CHATEAU
    1.17



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    NOTE: FOLLOWING PRODS REFER:-
    PROD 2692/63 - QUEEN MOTHER AT LOIRE CHATEAU - DATED 18TH APRIL, 1963.
    PROD 2732/63 - QUEEN MOTHER VISITS THE CHATEAUX OF DE CHAMBORD AND DE CHEVERNY - DATED 20TH APRIL, 1963

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    Background: QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER, ON HER PRIVATE HOLIDAY IN FRANCE, VISITED THE ANCIENT ABBEY OF FONTEVRAULT, NEAR TOURS, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).THERE, IN WHAT IS NOW A PRISON, SHE SAW THE TOMBS OF FOUR PLANTAGENET MONARCHS WHO RULED ENGLAND AND MUCH OF FRANCE IN THE 12TH AND 13 THE CENTURIES.THE TOMBS INCLUDED THOSE OF HENRY II AND RICHARD THE LION HEART.

    THE QUEEN MOTHER HAS PLANNED TO VISIT EIGHT OR NINE CHATEAUX IN THE LOVELY LOIRE VALLEY.IT IS HER FIRST VISIT TO THE REGION AND SHE HAS BEEN USING ONE OF HER OWN CARS SENT FROM LONDON FOR THE OCCASION.

    TEA-TIME HOSTS OF THE QUEEN MOTHER ON FRIDAY WERE THE COMTE AND COMTESSE DE BLACAS AT THE CHATEAU D'USSE.THE CHATEAU IS REGARDED AS A TYPICAL EXAMPLE OF THE "TRANSITION" BUILDING BETWEEN THE MEDIEVAL FORTRESS AND THE RENAISSANCE PALACE AND HAS MANY ART REASSURES INCLUDING A VIRGIN BY THE FLORENTINE SCULPTOR, LUCA DELLA ROBBIA.USSE IS SAID TO HAVE INSPIRED CHARLES PERRAULT TO WRITE THE SLEEPING BEAUTY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA70SS92GAYDGQSCPOENCXUMS0X
    Media URN:
    VLVA70SS92GAYDGQSCPOENCXUMS0X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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