King & Queen of Thailand at the Guildhall with the Lord Mayor
The Guildhall, London
KING OF THAILAND AT THE GUILDHALL
Various shots as Lord Mayor's procession arrives, and there is some confusion as to is seating arrangement. WS They stand for the National Anthem. LS. as the Lord Mayor starts to speak, he welcomes the King Adulyadej Bhumibol of Thailand and Queen Sirikit and thanks them warmly for the model of the royal barge which they have presented to him. The model stands on the table in front of him. Says this is the first time a reigning monarch of Thai has come to this country on a state visit. CU. Queen Sirikit listening. CU. King Bhumibol. CU. Lord Mayor goes onto thank the country of of Thai for Their hospitality towards two organisations S.E.A.T.O. and U.N.E.C.A.F.E. Various shots the Lord Mayor continues speaking, then asks the assembly to join him in a toast to the King and Queen of Thailand, they all stand. LS. MS. as King and Queen of Thailand rise to the applause of the assembly and the Lord Mayor. King of Thailand replying: thanks the Lord Mayor for the warm welcome they have received, and that the present of the royal barge model is just a small token of their appreciation for the kindness they have received in the City of London. Says he feels sure that this state visit will strengthen the ties between the two countries. CU David Eccles smoking a cigar. MS Earl Attlee smoking , pan to Lady Attlee. Various shots of King of Thailand speaking, says that Princess Alexandra's visit to his country helped strengthen the ties between the two royal houses, and in conclusion asks the assembly to join him in a toast to the city of London and its people. CU. Princess Alexandra. CU Thai official.
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