The Royal couple arrive in Rome and meet Pope John XXIII in the Vatican.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Vatican City, Rome, Italy
High shot, Sabena aircraft on tarmac at Rome Airport. MS Queen Fabiola and King Baudouin of Belgium descend aircraft steps and are greeted. LS Queen Fabiola is presented with flowers. MSs Fabiola and Baudouin walking from aircraft followed by Belgian and Italian V.I.Ps. High shot, Royal cars leave airport.
LS Cars pass camera before entering Vatican gateway. CU Feet of Swiss guard marching on cobbled ground. CU Swiss Guard march by. LS Cars arrive in square in Vatican City. CU Queen Fabiola in car, with Baudouin just seen in background as they prepare to leave the Vatican. LS Cars drive away, band in foreground. Various shots, Queen Fabiola alights from car dressed all in white, a privilege reserved for all Catholic Queens. Various shots, Baudouin salutes Guard of Honour then enters Vatican with Prince Guillio Pacelli. MS Clock on wall outside Vatican shows 10.30.
MS King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola in audience with Pope John XXIII in the Vatican Palace Throne Room. Various shots, Baudouin's entourage is presented to the Pope. CU Baudouin (who is wearing the Supreme Order of Christ) and the Pope. MS Baudouin, the Pope and Fabiola as the Pope bids Baudouin goodbye.
Note: Date on original paperwork reads: 08/06/1961.