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    Trafalgar Square, England: T.V.
    King's open landau through Trafalgar Square. S.T.V. Ditto. Whole story under
    POLITICAL: FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN.



    Temple Bar, England:
    G.V. Lifeguards down Fleet Street towards Temple Bar. S.V. People on balconies.
    L.V. King's landau stops at Temple Bar. S.V. Lord Mayor, Ald. Denys Lowson,
    presents sword to King. L.V. Pan King's landau away from Temple Bar. S.V. Pan
    Ditto. T.V. Royal Landau and procession up Ludgate Hill towards St. Paul's
    Cathedral



    ENGLAND: HIS MAJESTY OPENS FESTIVAL OF
    BRITAIN. King and Queen, with other members of Royal Family, drive in State from
    Buckingham Palace to St. Paul's, to attend dedication service of Festival of
    Britain. From steps of Cathedral, His Majesty afterwards makes inaugural speech.
    Tower Bridge, England Shot Gunfire at Tower Bridge. Two more shots Ditto.



    ENGLAND: HIS MAJESTY OPENS FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN. King
    and Queen, with other members of Royal Family, drive in State from Buckingham
    Palace to St. Paul's, to attend dedication service of Festival of Britain. From
    steps of Cathedral His Majesty afterwards makes inaugural speech. Sub-Title.
    Royal Family Tour Exhibition. Next day Their Majesties and Royal Party inspect
    Exhibition at South Bank where Prime Minister, Cabinet colleagues and Mr.
    Churchill bid them welcome. Fourteen-thousand members of the public are on site
    during Royal visit. South Bank, England G.V. Looking across river at site.
    G.V. King and Queen out of car, Margaret standing beside it. S.V. Ditto and
    standing during National Anthem. S.T.V. Ditto. G.V. Standing during National
    Anthem. S.V. Ditto and walk away. S.V. King, Queen and Margaret walking past
    crowd. G.V. King and Queen walking through crowds in Exhibition. Angle View
    Skylon.



    G.T.V. Royal Party walking towards, troops
    who built Bailey Bridge lined up. S.T.V. King shaking hands with officer. L.V.
    King inspecting troops lined up. F.V. Queen Mary seated in wheel-chair watching
    King inspecting troops. Queen Elizabeth and two Gloucester children with her.
    F.V. Skylon. S.V. Royal party walking along, Royal children looking skywards.
    C.U. Pan Queen Mary being wheeled in chair. G.V. Royal Party walking towards
    Dome of Discovery. C.U. Churchill waiting at entrance to Dome. S.V. King shaking
    hands with Attlee and Churchill. G.V. Pan Down interior of Dome. S.T.V. King and
    Queen step onto escalator. L.V. Escalator taking Royal party to top. C.U. Queen,
    Margaret and Gloucester children looking over balcony. S.T.V. Giant telescope.
    C.U. Ditto. C.U. Churchill down escalator and stepping off. S.T.V. Princess
    Elizabeth coming down on escalator followed by Duke of Edinburgh, who has his
    legs crossed on stair. V. Fountains spraying in front of Dome of Discovery. S.V.
    Margaret and Elizabeth on balcony, Philip behind them. G.V. Fountains spraying,
    engine in foreground. S.T.V. Royal Party walk to look at engine wheel. C.U. King
    and Queen looking at very big engine wheel. L.V. Royal Party walking along in
    rain, Queen Mary in wheelchair with umbrella held over her. S.V. King and Queen
    walk and turn around in front of camera, accompanied by Mr. Gerald Barry. C.U.
    King talking to man prior to leaving. S.V. King shaking hands with Morrison.
    S.V. Queen Mary standing up and saying goodbye to Margaret, and patting her on
    back. L.V. Cars leaving Exhibition.



    England: HIS
    MAJESTY OPENS FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN. King and Queen, with other members of Royal
    Family, drive in State from Buckingham Palace to St. Paul's, to attend
    dedication service of Festival of Britain. From steps of Cathedral His Majesty
    afterwards makes inaugural speech. St. Paul's, England Pan Shot The king's
    open landau turns the corner into St. Paul's Courtyard. T.V. Crowd push. L.V.
    Landau draws up to St. Paul's Cathedral. S.V. Their Majesties out of landau at
    steps of St. Paul's, Princess Margaret follows. L.V. King up Cathedral steps.
    S.C.U. King shakes hands with Morrison and other Ministers. S.V. Queen,
    Elizabeth and Philip shakes hands with Ministers on steps. Lord Mayor in front.
    L.V. Their Majesties up steps followed by Elizabeth and Margaret. At top they
    shake hands with Dean. Angle Shot Spires and Dome of St. Dean. Angle Shot Spires
    and Dome of St. Paul's Cathedral. G.V. Int. "Still" of service. G.V. Ditto. L.V.
    Fanfare outside Pan to Lord Mayor preceding King towards dais. S.V. Lifeguards
    at back. G.V. King on dais prior to speech. S.V. King speaks. (Nat.Sd.) S.V.
    Queen Elizabeth, and Queen Mary listening, Elizabeth also in picture. S.V. King
    speaks. (Nat.Sd.) S.V. Pan Attlee and Churchill among other ministers. S.V.
    Ministers, including Morrison, and lifeguards listen, S.C.U. Elizabeth, Margaret
    & Philip Pan to Duke and Duchess of Gloucester & children, Duchess of Kent, Lord
    and Lady Mountbatten and Princess Royal. L.V. King speaks. S.C.U. Buglers
    playing fanfare. G.V. Ditto. S.T.V. Crowd. S.V. Mayor shakes hands with King and
    Queen. L.V. Their Majesties into landau. S.V.Towards and C.U. Carriage away from
    St. Paul's. L.V. Pan Down People on building to Royal procession below. T.V.
    Royal landau Pan to procession leaving St. Paul's.



    SOUND EFFECTS.



    S.V. King speaks.



    "One hundred years ago Queen Victoria opened the Great Exhibition in
    Hyde Park."



    "This festival of Britain has been
    planned like its great predecessor as a visible sign of national achievement and
    confidence."



    "Let us then give humble thanks to
    Almighty God for the beauty and knowledge which He has bestowed on us, and for
    the greatness of our national inheritance. And let us pray that by God's good
    grace the vast range of modern knowledge which is here shown may be turned from
    destructive to peaceful ends, so that all people as this century goes on may be
    lifted to greater happiness."



    "I declare the Festival
    of Britain open and wish it universal success."



    ENGLAND: HIS MAJESTY OPENS FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN. King and Queen, with other
    members of Royal Family, drive in State from Buckingham Palace to St. Paul's, to
    attend dedication service of Festival of Britain. From steps of Cathedral His
    Majesty afterwards makes inaugural speech. Clarence House, England S.V. Prince
    Charles and Prince Richard waving from wall of Clarence House.



    GOOD SCENES. S. V. Prince Charles and Prince Richard on wall. S. V.
    Both sitting on wall. S. C. U. Both sitting on wall, Charles turned away. S. C.
    U. Ditto. S. C. U. Ditto. S. V. Ditto. S. C. U. Charles sitting on wall, Richard
    Leaning down. S. C. U. Both sitting. S. C. U. Both standing up. S. C. U. Charles
    standing, Richard sitting. S. V. Both waving.




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    Whole story under POLITICAL: FESTIVAL OF
    BRITAIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVATUOT8Q8F5Y6CQ0X82E37G6PM
    Media URN:
    VLVATUOT8Q8F5Y6CQ0X82E37G6PM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1951
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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