Queen welcomes the Emperor of Ethiopia to London where he is making a state visit.
Portsmouth, Hampshire & London.
GV HMS Gambia arriving at Portsmouth harbour, & LV. AS Abyssinian flag on H.M.S. Gambia. SV Naval guard of honour lined up. SCU pan, Haile Selassie, Emperor of Abyssinia (Ethiopia), followed by the Duke of Gloucester walking down gangway. GV Royal train entering Victoria Station. SV Abyssinian crowd on platform. SCU pan, the Queen Elizabeth II walks forward to greet Haile Selassie. He kisses her hand. The Queen introduces the Duke of Edinburgh, and Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother. SCU Princess Margaret, Princess Royal and the Duchess of Gloucester watching. SV Haile Selassie's son the Duke of Harar, being greeted by the Queen, shakes hands with Prince Philip. STV Haile Selassie and the Queen walking up line of VIP's, greets Lord Alanbrooke, Sir Winston Churchill and Mr Anthony Eden. GV party leaving the platform of Victoria station, & SCU. Haile Selassie and Queen leave platform followed by Duke of Edinburgh and Duke of Harar. SCU pan. Sir Winston Churchill leaving platform. SV Haile Selassie joins Queen in coach, Duke of Edinburgh follows. SV crowd on routes. SV towards procession, passing down Whitehall into Trafalgar Square, & SCU. GV Pan, procession approaching Victoria Memorial, & SV. Pan rounding the memorial.
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