• Short Summary

    Queen Elizabeth II attends two Durbars in her honour, and a horse race in Accra. Ghana.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Durbar for Queen.

    Queen Elizabeth II attends two Durbars in her honour. Ghana.

    Various shots of tribal chiefs from the Ashanti region gathered in the sports stadium at Kumasi. They are dressed in very colourful robes. M/S as a police escort accompanies Queen Elizabeth II to the stadium, she waves to the crowds. Various shots of men playing drums. L/S of the stadium. The Queen gets out of the car, various shots as people dance for her. Various shots as she walks across the stadium with President Kwame Nkrumah and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Various shots as they chat to the chiefs, good C/U of the Queen smiling. L/S pan across crowd. M/S's of people stood with various receptacles balanced on their heads. The ailing Chief of Chiefs is carried in to meet the Queen, L/S of the Queen with him. Various shots of the Queen watching the parade at the Durbar.

    M/S of another Durbar at Cape Coast, people sit under parasols. The Queen's car drives up and she waves. M/S of a statue of Queen Victoria. Various shots of people gathered there. The Queen meets chiefs and is presented with a solid gold miniature statue, the Duke is given a solid gold stick with models of birds on top. There are also gifts for the children. Various shots as she watches more dancing.

    Various shots of ladies arriving at Accra turf club for a horse race, they are wearing very colourful dresses, some are adorned with pictures of the President and his wife. Various shots of people gathered at the race course. The Presidential Guard rides by followed by the Queen's car. Various shots as jockeys get on horses, the Queen watches through binoculars. Various shots of the race, 'Hooray' wins. M/S's as people collect their winnings. Various shots as the Queen presents the Cup to the horse's owner Mr Heward Mills (?).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1211.04
    Media URN:
    70361
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:07:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:10:00 / 01:20:57:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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