The enthusiastic welcome given to Princess Margaret, on arrival in Lisbon to begin her 6-day semi-official visit to Portugal, was filmed by Visnews June 6.
SV. Plane arriving at Lisbon.
GTV.ZOOM..Princess Margaret steps out of plane and down gangway.
CU. Princess Margaret meeting British Ambassador and wife.
GTV. Princess Margaret amidst crowd.
STV. Princess Margaret steps into car.
GV.PAN.From crowd to Princess Margaret leaving airport.
TRAVEL SHOT.Passing crowd.
GV.PAN.Princess Margaret driving through streets of Lisbon en route to British Embassy.
GV.PAN.Down British Embassy.
CU. Union Jack.
GV.PAN.Crowd outside Embassy.
TOP V.PAN.Mass crowd gathering outside Embassy.
GV. Princess Margaret arriving at British Embassy.
SV. Princess Margaret waves as she enters Embassy.
SV. Princess Margaret's window.
TOP V. Crowd outside Embassy.
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Background: The enthusiastic welcome given to Princess Margaret, on arrival in Lisbon to begin her 6-day semi-official visit to Portugal, was filmed by Visnews June 6. British Ambassador, Sir Charles Stirling, greeted her and Portuguese Foreign Minister, Dr. Marcelo Mathias, welcomed her on behalf of the Portuguese Government.
Thousands of people - including members of the British colony in Lisbon - were at the Airport, and as Princess Margaret left her aircraft - a Heron of the Queen's Flight - part of the crowd broke the police cordon, swarming round and making it difficult for her to reach a car waiting to take her to the British Embassy. As Princess Margaret finally entered the car, Portuguese students gallantly laid their capes at her feet.
The weather was more English than Portuguese - drizzling rain covering the Airport for the Princess' arrival.
Princess Margaret's visit coincides with the British Trade Fair in Lisbon - sponsored by the Federation of British Industries.
A further welcome awaited Princess Margaret along the six-mile route from the Airport to the British Embassy - which, like the airport, was thronged with enthusiastic crowds.