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  • Short Summary

    Princess Margaret arrives in Trinidad and is given warm welcome.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Princess Margaret's Royal Tour of West Indies. Trinidad.

    Various shots of dignitaries waiting on tarmac at Piarco Airport. Various shots BOAC plane landing and taxiing. Princess Margaret walking down steps and shaking hands with dignitaries. Princess walks across tarmac and stands on dais. Various shots Princess inspecting troops. Princess returns to dais. Princess meeting more dignitaries. Various shots of crowds waiting to meet Princess, including some West Indian nurses. Good shots boisterous schoolchildren waving flags and cheering. Various shots Royal cars driving down crowd lined street. More shots of crowds. Various shots welcome sign on airport. Various shots dignitaries at garden party / outdoor reception.

    Date on dope sheet is 20/04/1958.

    NB: item transferred differs from shot list on original dope sheet - may have been reedited? Original shots list as follows:

    Cut-ins of children and West Indians watching arrival scenes. Sir Alex Bustamante (Chief Minister of Jamaica) in top hat. West Indian VIPs Shots showing "Welcome" notice. BOAC Britannia touches down at Piarco Airport. Plane taxiing to arrival point. Princess leaving aircraft and being greeted by Governor General Lord Hailes and Lady Hailes. Princess meeting Governor of Trinidad Sir Edward Beetham and new Federal Prime Minister of Barbados, Sir Grantley Adams. Princess walking with Governor to saluting base. GV. Princess on saluting base. Princess inspects Guard of Honour and returns to saluting base. Various shots of Trinidad school children waving flags as Princess's car drives to Government House. Shot of procession as it comes to Government House. Shot of Government House.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:09:00 / 01:40:27:00
    UN 3080 B

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