• Short Summary

    Prime Minister of Ghana visits UK + crowds hope to catch glimpse of pregnant Queen.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Nkrumah flies to Balmoral".


    Various shot Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Prime Minister of Ghana. coming down steps of plane at London Airport, crowd of press photographers surround him. C/U cameras in interview room. Nkrumah walks into the room and sits down. C/U reporters. C/U Dr. Nkrumah, he answers journalists' questions: he explains he does not consider the Queen's visit to Ghana later in the year as cancelled, but postponed. He laughs and says "naturally" when it is suggested the Queen will give her new baby a Ghanian name. G/V Dr. Nkrumah's car arriving at No. 10 Downing St. Nkrumah gets out of car. C/U East African family watching. Nkrumah waves at the press and the crowds before he turns to enter No. 10.

    L/S guards marching past Buckingham Palace. M/S guards marching past camera. M/S crowds watching - larger than usual due to increased interest in royalty since the announcement of the Queen's pregnancy. M/S guardsmen outside palace standing easy. M/S guardsmen standing at attention. C/U guardsmen outside the palace. C/U woman tourist taking photographs. C/U girl standing besides guardsmen, posing for a photo. C/U guardsman.

    Various shots people waiting outside the church at Craithie in the hope of seeing the Queen. Various L/Ss of Balmoral. Various library shots of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip (Duke of Edinburgh), Prince Charles (Prince of Wales) and Princess Anne (Princess Royal) in grounds at Balmoral Castle. Prince Philip pushes Prince Charles on a swing.

    Note: Queen was pregnant with Prince Andrew at this time.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:20:00 / 01:06:22:00

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