• Short Summary

    Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, arrived in Paris to a 101-gun salute on Monday (May 15) as they began a five-day state visit to cement Anglo-French relations prior to Britain's entry into the Common Market.

  • Description

    Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, arrived in Paris to a 101-gun salute on Monday (May 15) as they began a five-day state visit to cement Anglo-French relations prior to Britain's entry into the Common Market.

    Cold weather reduced crowds along the motorcade route from Orly airport to the Elysee Presidential Palace. Spectators stood only one or two deep on the pavements.

    But they cheered, waved and cried "Vive La Reine" as the Queen, sitting beside President Georges Pompidou in an open car and escorted by motor cycle outriders and mounted guards carrying sabres, passed by.

    Almost as soon as she arrived at the Palace, the Queen described Britain and France as "old friends engaged in a new venture" and expressed the hope that they would combine their talents in what she called the "great European partnerships."
    Later, the Queen shook hands with members of the French Cabinet, headed by the Prime Minister, M. Jacques Chaban-Delmas, and recalled that France had captivated her with courtesy and charm during her last state visit in 1957 -- one year before General de Gaulls returned to power.

    SYNOPSIS: In Paris, there was a cold day in store for Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip, who began a five-day state visit to France on Tuesday. There was also a brisk trade in Union Jacks....and a warm welcome from Parisians who DIS brave the weather to see the Royal couple....and the pomp of parading guardsmen.

    The Royal visit is designed to cement Anglo-French relations prior to Britain's entry into the Common Market. After the arrival ceremony at Orly airport, the motorcade ???drove to the Elysee Palace...with Prince Philip riding besides the First Lady of France, Madame Pompidou.

    Almost as soon as the Queen arrived at the Palace, she described Britain and France as "old friends" -- and said she hoped they'd combine their talents in the new European ventures.

    Later, President Pompidou introduced the Queen and Prince Philip to member of the French cabinet...headed by the Prime Minister, Jacques Chaban-Delmas. France, she told him, had captivated her with courtesy and charm during her last state visit fifteen years ago -- just one year before General de Gaulle was returned to power. But this time, the Queen seems to have captivated France.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA928ZZLCOM1JMYIZFHOE3DBYC
    Media URN:
    VLVAA928ZZLCOM1JMYIZFHOE3DBYC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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