King George VI presents colours to 1st Battalion Irish Guards at Buckingham Palace.
Buckingham Palace, London.
MS. The Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) and Queen Mary, followed by Viscount Alexander in guards uniform, leaving the palace. Duchess of Gloucester with sons and Queen Juliana of Holland with daughters follow. MS. Viscount Alexander steps forwards on saluting base. MS. Viscount Alexander on saluting base (2 shots), & SCU. SCU. He takes the salute. MS. Lord Alexander continues to salute as old colours are paraded past him and as they leave the parade ground. MS. King George VI walking to saluting dais and saluting. MS. The King saluting. MS. He walks down steps and starts to walk across parade ground for inspection of the troops. MS. Queen Juliana of Holland, the Queen, Queen Mary and Prince Bernhard in royal box, watching. SCU. The Queen, Queen Mary and Prince Bernhard watching, pan to include Queen Juliana and one of the Dutch princesses. MS. The King returning to the palace and mounting steps to saluting base. SCU. The King taking the salute. MS. The King, Viscount Alexander and other guards officers on the saluting base. MS. Troops marching past. MS. Prince Bernhard in royal box saluting. MS. The King saluting. MS. Queen Mary, the Queen and Prince Richard of Gloucester on the steps of Palace with the King and others. MS. Princess Juliana, Duchess of Gloucester, Duchess of Kent, one of the Dutch princesses and Prince William of Gloucester on steps. Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, in long trousers, comes into picture. MS. Queen Juliana, the Queen and Queen Mary in royal box. LS. Old colours being trooped (2 shots). MS. Queen Juliana, the Queen, Queen Mary and Prince Bernhard in royal box. LS. Troops giving three cheers. MS. The royal box (2 shots).
Date found in the old record - 28/07/1949.