• Short Summary

    Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visit Guildhall - their first city function since Nigerian Tour.

  • Description

    The Guildhall, London.

    SV. Queen Elizabeth II standing at table with bouquet of flowers in hand. On her right are Lord Mayor of London Sir Cuthbert Ackroyd and Queen Mother and on her left, the Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Margaret (title super over). SCU. Queen sits down. Applause. Duke of Edinburgh on the Queen's left. GV. Hall with rows of tables in foreground - top view. SCU. Princess Margaret. LV. & SCU. Table, Mayor standing, giving his opening speech. SCU. Sir Winston Churchill sitting at table listening, with a man and a woman on his right (both unknown). SV. Guests sitting at table listening. SV. Queen standing at table speaking. She starts to speak (natural sound): "As you can imagine, My Lord Mayor, my husband and I have many colourful memories of our visit, which we shall always treasure. The tropical vegetation of the South, and the dry rolling plains of the North, and the sight of hundreds of horsemen and at all times and in all places, a joyous welcome. For that welcome, and for the loyalty it showed, I am deeply grateful. When I spoke to the people of Nigeria from Largos a week ago, I told them of my gratitude for their welcome and their kindness. I would like to repeat those thanks now in this historic Guildhall to which so many of my family have returned from their journeys throughout the Commonwealth. The interests of the people of Nigeria will always be my concern, and their health and happiness my prayer...." Applause. LV. Queen and everybody else seated - applause continuing.

    (Lav.) (Orig.B.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    569.24
    Media URN:
    31501
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:15:00 / 01:40:17:00
    Canister:
    56/17

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