• Short Summary

    At Buckingham Palace London May 9 several thousand guests including Commonwealth leaders in London attending the Commonwealth Conference hoisted umbrellas and hastened across the royal lawns for shelter thus proving once again that where there is an English garden party there is rain.

  • Description


    GTV Guests in Buckingham Palace grounds
    0.06


    TV Queen and Duke meet guests
    0.12


    TSV Pan from Duke to Queen
    0.21


    TGV Queen mingles with guests
    0.34


    TV Queen talks to African guests
    0.36


    TV Nehru and sister
    0.45


    TGV Guests run for shelter, rain
    0.49


    SV Rain on palace roof
    0.54


    TV Pan guest with umbrellas, pan to Nkrumah
    1.04


    TV & SV Guests take shelter
    1.13


    GTV Pan Ditto
    1.17



    Initials JRG/R JRG/AW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: At Buckingham Palace London May 9 several thousand guests including Commonwealth leaders in London attending the Commonwealth Conference hoisted umbrellas and hastened across the royal lawns for shelter thus proving once again that where there is an English garden party there is rain.

    The downpour came suddenly after a day of sultry weather. The Queen and Duke chatted on the lawn to the guests - Mr. Nehru and Dr. Nkrumah looked at home in the warmth of the day, Mr. Macmillan tall and smiling, and the other Commonwealth leaders with their delegations.

    A warning rumble in the heavens and down tumbled the shower. Up went the umbrellas as the guests swept off the lawn in search of the diplomatic tea tent, the main tea pavilion or under the trees. One or two squeezed into the sentry boxes. In 20 minutes the sky was blue again.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEB2I7MUWNHFVYOIEZPZTPRCY9
    Media URN:
    VLVAEB2I7MUWNHFVYOIEZPZTPRCY9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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