Lord Louis Mountbatten sworn as Viceroy of India at Durbar Hall, New Delhi.
New Delhi, India.
Various shots of the ceremony at the Durbar Hall, New Delhi where Lord Louis Mountbatten is sworn as Viceroy of India. LS. Lord and Lady Mountbatten arriving and walking in procession through the crowds towards the throne. Lord Mountbatten wears white naval uniform and Lady Mountbatten is wearing a long ceremonial dress with train. Several shots of Lord and Lady Mountbatten standing before the thrones while the Lord Chief Justice of India administers the oath. Dignitaries watching the ceremony. They sit down.
General Sir Claude Auchinleck walking down the steps of Durbar Hall after the ceremony. MS. Other European and Indian personalities leaving the Durbar Hall, including Valhabhai Sardar Patel.
CU. The dome of the Durbar Hall.
Note - date found in the old record 08/04/1947.