Prince Philip leaves for India, Marshal Tito visits India, Prince Akihito announces betrothal.
Titles read: "FOCUS ON THE EAST".
Various locations of events.
At London Airport we see Queen Elizabeth II, Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip), Princess Margaret and Princess Anne being escorted to Comet IV airliner in the rain. Inside the plane steward Keen and stewardess Margaret Hughes making last minute preparations. The Royals come out of the plane after saying goodbye to Prince Philip and go down the steps. The Duke waves to his family before going back inside. The Queen waves from the airport building doorway. The plane starts up and taxis away. Officials turning their backs to shield themselves from the jets blast.
Marshall Tito's airliner taxis in at Palam Air Force Station in New Delhi, India. Group of VIPs waiting to greet Tito, including Dr Prasad, Vice President of India Radha Krishnan and Prime Minister Nehru. Tito descending steps of airliner is greeted by the officials. Massed crowd cheering and applauding. Group of press photographers all pushing and shoving. Delhi's Mayor, Mrs Asaf Ali places garland round Tito's neck. Tito and Madam Jovanka Broz posing with garlands round their necks for the photographers. General view of procession en route to the President's house. Bodyguards on horseback leading the procession down crowd lined streets. Tito seated in back of large car between President and the Vice President.
General view of Tokyo, Japan. Shots of Crown Prince Akihito after announcing his betrothal. Shots of his bride-to-be, Michiko Shoda, sitting at table being instructed in her future role as Empress. We see some of Miss Shoda's gifts. She is presented with more gifts, while her parents stand in the background; the three of them bow. Crowds wave flags as Miss Shoda and her parents go to visit the Crown Prince. The group pose for photographers.