Queen arrives to London after her Commonwealth tour and attends banquet in her honour.
GTV procession crossing Trafalgar Square, & nearer shot. CU Nelson on top of Column. STV Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh followed by escort, through Square. SV Temple Bar, escort passing statue. SV crowd. SV Queen and Prince Philip arriving at Temple Bar, open carriage stops. Lord Mayor of London, Sir Noel Bowater, hands sword to Queen. Queen holds hilt. CU Duke in carriage watching. SV smiling Queen hands back sword. SCU Queen and Duke in carriage. CU smiling Queen. SV carriage moving off, pan to back view, past cheering crowds. SV mounted escort following. Angle shot, people watching from roof top by Mansion House. GV Queen arriving at Mansion House, & LV. SV crowd cheering. SV Queen receiving bouquet from Lady Bowater and entering Mansion House. SV Guard of Honour outside Mansion House. GV pan, interior guests sitting down with Queen. CU Queen in chair. CU Duke of Edinburgh. CU Princess Margaret and Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill. LV Queen rises to speak, amidst applause. SV Queen Speaking (natural sound): "My Lord Mayor, I thank you for your welcome and proposing toast etc.," (dubbing shot of Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr G. Fisher here). SV Queen speaking (natural sound): "It is true that husband and I are here to mark end of six months day and night journey... it is also true that we are celebrating our return to City of London whose citizens a few days ago ...a welcome that warmed out hearts and which neither of us will ever forget." CU Queen speaking: "...glad to be able to thank hosts around the world although enthralling and agreeable." (dubbing shot of Queen Mother here) CU Queen speaking: "...on our road we gained knowledge not possible in any other fashion... return with stronger faith in Empire." GV guests applauding, end of Queen's speech. GV crowd outside Mansion House. SV crowd cheering. SV zoom in, Queen and Duke with Lord Mayor on balcony waving.
(Neg & Lav.) (Orig "F" & Uncut Neg "H")