For the past few days, Teheran has been busy preparing to receive Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh for their 4-day visit, beginning today, March 2nd.
ROLLS 1 and 2: Plus-X. include scenes of Avenue Shah Reza where the Queen will enter the city -- one of the workers is fixing Iranian and British flags to lamp posts -- general shot Ave. Shah Reza -- British and Iranian flags and the municipality emblem -- car distributing flags to the laborers for putting up -- closeup of municipality emblem -- 24th of Esfand Square where the Mayor of Tehran is going to give the key of the city to the Queen -- worker changing the lightbulbs in the above Square -- general shot and PAN of Ave. Shah Reza -- erecting flag poles and flags around the square -- press stand near the place where the Mayor is going to give the key to Queen Elizabeth. -- LS of actual spot where ceremony of handing over the key will take place -- shots of workers working on the above Royal stand -- flags waving -- various shots of continuation of Ave. Shah Reza towards the airport, which section is named President Eisenhower boulevard since his recent visit to Iran showing various workers preparing lawns, trees etc.
ROLL 3: Trix-X. Interior of Golestan Palace where the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will stay during their visit to Tehran -- the mirror hall -- various shots of the mirror hall where the Queen will receive the Corps Diplomatique during her visit -- various shots of the dining hall of Golestan Palace -- a French tailor is sewing the curtains in this hall while Mr. Gholan Ali Saif-Nasseri, Civil Aide to HIM the Shah and one of the Iranian suite to the Queen are instructing him what to do -- CU of same -- CU of new jar being brought in and put in place -- the French worker hanging the curtain while Mr. Saif-Nasseri watches -- General shot of the hall -- special dining table brought from France and being opened. The furniture on this hall was ordered from France and recently received, on the occasion of HM visit.
ROLL 4 TRIX-X: This roll was taken in the Brilliant Palace, adjacent to the Golestan Palace, and will also be used by the Queen during her stay in Tehran. All this roll was taken in the various rooms of this palace while it was being prepared. Office of Queen, bedroom and sitting room of Queen and Duke are shown at end of roll.
ROLL 5 PLUS-X: Exterior of section of palace shere bedroom of Queen is located, entrance and stairway to palace
-- Queen's bedroom from outside
-- the yard of Golestan Palace with workers working and various other shots of Golestan Palace.
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Background: For the past few days, Teheran has been busy preparing to receive Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh for their 4-day visit, beginning today, March 2nd. The Queen is the first reigning British monarch to visit Persia.
Hundreds of Persian carpets were laid along the 4-mile royal route from the airport to the city, which the Queen and Duke were to enter in two golden State coaches, each drawn by six grey horses. British union jacks and red, white and green Persian flags were hung side by side along the Avenue Shah Reza, and the city emblem was also much in evidence.
Busy preparations have also been going on in the big square in Teheran where the Mayor was to present the Queen with the Key of the city.
The Royal party will stay in Golestan Palace, and will also make use of the adjacent Brilliant Palace. Nearby are grey planes trees and blue fountains. No other head of state has been allowed to use Golestan Palace, France have been installed in the Palace for the occasion.