• Short Summary

    Queen Elizabeth drove from Buckingham Palace, her London home today (July 2) in a State Procession to the Palace of Westminster.

  • Description

    Queen Elizabeth drove from Buckingham Palace, her London home today (July 2) in a State Procession to the Palace of Westminster. With historic pageantry, she performed the State Opening of Parliament and announced the home and overseas policies of the two week old Government of Prime Minister, Edward Heath.

    In the Upper Chamber of Parliament, before scarlet and ermine cloaked Lords, Ambassadors and their wives, and Members of the new Government and Opposition Members, Her Majesty outlined the future policy of the Government.

    With the husband, the Duke of Edinburgh close by her, Her Majesty read the Queen's speech. She said:
    For the first time the State Opening of Parliament and the Queen's speech was televised in colour.

    SYNOPSIS: With historic pageantry Queen Elizabeth entered the House of Lords, escorted by her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, to perform the State Opening of Parliament. Between ranks of scarlet and ermine robed Lords she walked to the Throne, where she would read the Queen's Speech, outlining the policies of Mr. Edward Heath's two week old Government.

    With Members of the House of Commons present, led by Prime Minister Heath and Opposition Leader Harold Wilson, Her Majesty read the document outlining the Government's intentions:
    For the first time, the State Opening of Parliament and the Queen's Speech was televised in colour. The pomp and pageantry of the occasion, as old as the British Parliament itself, was seen throughout the United Kingdom by millions of Her Majesty's subjects, and the policies of the nation's new Government, revealed direct from the Upper Chamber of the Palace of Westminster.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8FWYONPC016S4WS9NEZ1VMO7U
    Media URN:
    VLVA8FWYONPC016S4WS9NEZ1VMO7U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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