• Short Summary

    Queen and Duke enjoy their visit to France before leaving for London.

  • Description

    Paris, Flins, Versailles & London Airport.

    GV. The Queen's plane comes to standstill at London Airport. SV. Queen Elizabeth II appears in the doorway of the plane and starts to come down steps followed by the Duke if Edinburgh. SV. Queen shakes hands with an official, followed by another one - one of them is Chairman of B.E.A. Lord Douglas. CU. The Queen chats with officials at the airport (2 shots). SCU. She stands with Prince Philip and looks at her watch. GV. The royal car led by motorcyclists just crossing the Place de la Concorde, camera pans with the car. GV. Hotel de Ville. SV. Group of children waving to Queen. SV. Queen steps from her car, followed by French President René Coty. SCU. Youngsters waving. SV. The Queen enters the building. GV. Interior, people assembled. SV. The Queen sitting down while Mayor of Paris M. Ruais, addresses her in microphone. CU. Queen listens, President Coty sitting next to her (2 shots). CU. Prince Philip. SV. Young boy and girl presented to Queen, little girl gives her flowers. CU. Queen smiles and the youngsters start to walk away leaving her with bouquet. GV. Audience watching. CU. Coat of Arms, Unicorn and Lion, hanging on curtain. Model train set, present for Prince Charles. SCU. Model stations to go with train set. CU. The train set - station named George V and another one named Hotel de Ville, pan along them. SCU. A case with the lid - lid made up to represent Paris, including Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. This is the case of dolls, present for Princess Anne, and CU. SCU. The case with the lid off, showing collection of dolls in various uniforms and dresses. SCU. The dolls (2 shots). SV. The Queen leaving Hotel de Ville. SV. Children waving flags. TV. Pan as car drives away. CU. Young boy and girl in crowd, boy dressed as soldier. GV. AS. Chamber of Commerce. LV. Interior, the Queen being presented with platinum bracelet with a tiny watch. SV. Queen speaking her thanks and puts bracelet on wrist. GV. Interior, Renault Car Factory at Flins. SV. Men working on the engine assembly line. GV. & SCU. Queen walks through workshop accompanied by official.

    SV. Finished bodies of the cars moving along assembly line. SCU. Finished body on assembly line. SCU. The Queen standing alongside the new car "Dauphine" which is presented to her. LV. Queen Elizabeth II and officials standing around admiring car. SV. Official opens door of car for Queen to view interior. SV. Officials looking on. GV. Queen and Duke and escort, standing around admiring the new car. GV. Royal cars arriving in the huge courtyard at the Versailles Palace. AS. Statue of man on horse in the courtyard. GV. Royal car makes its way to the entrance. SV. Groups of photographers. SV. The Queen after having stepped from her car is greeted by man on the steps of the Versailles Palace. AS. Ceiling in the Palace probably in the Galerie Des Glaces (2 shots). SV. The Queen walking along looking round at the beautiful decorations. AS. Beautifully decorated ceiling. SV. Queen signing Visitors Book. CU. Men looking on, with the Duke in the background. CU. The Queen smiling and talking to President Coty. SV. Beautifully clock and candelabras on ledge. SCU. Carved head. SV. The Queen touching bureau in period furniture and examining it, she walks away and goes to look at the beautiful decorations on wall. SV. Tapestry decorations on wall. SV. Painting of woman on wall. SV. Queen prepares to sit down alongside President Coty and the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. SV. Other guests sitting at the table. This takes place in the Galerie des Glaces. SV. Queen chatting with President Coty sitting at table. GV. Galerie des Glaces with all guests seated. GV. & LV. Fountain with figure in foreground in the grounds of the Palace. SV. Royal car with Queen and Prince Philip drive up and past. GV. Magnificent fountains in the grounds. LV. The Queen and Duke in car looking on as it slowly drives along. GV. Part of grounds with magnificent fountain in foreground. LV. Royal car, as it goes along in front of Palace. GV. Magnificent fountain. GV. The Seine at night showing the Eiffel Tower in the background. SV. Queen accompanied by President Coty walks towards river boat (Queen's launch).

    She starts to go aboard, followed by Coty. SV. Towards, Queen Elizabeth II followed by President Coty and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh make towards seats on the boat, pan to back view of her going towards her seat. SV. Royal party seated as the launch moves along. SV. The launch draws away from the bank. SV. President Coty, the Queen and the Prince sitting on launch. GV. & LV. Soldiers on the bank - uniformed as soldiers of Napoleon. SCU. Some are playing drums and others playing trumpets. GV. Notre Dame illuminated. LV. Royal launch goes by, showing Queen. GV. & LV. & SV. Choir boys coming down steps and walking along side of the River, singing. SCU. The royal party on the launch. GV. A whole bank of choir boys singing. SV. The royal party on board. LV. & SV. They pass by tableaux showing people in period costumes having fun - representing the gayety of Paris. SV. People acting in period costume on a tableau. GV. French people in period costume dancing round bonfire on bank. GV. Banks lined with people, bonfire burning. People in their costumes of old time. SV. Banks lined with people, they wave to the Queen. GV. Fireworks start to go off, camera pans up to show a beautiful scenes as they start to burst in sky. LV. Firework bursts in the sky into large spray. GV. Firework display. LV. One bursts overhead. GV. Fireworks bursting in the sky, with the French and English flags flying in foreground. GV. The river bank and the sky full of fireworks, they go up like tracer shells. GV. Boats shooting up columns of water that are all floodlit. GV. Fireworks going up from bank. GV. Fireworks going up from bank and bursting in sky. GV. Bridge across river lit-up by illuminations in background. SCU. The Queen sitting with President Coty and Prince Philip looking thoroughly happy.

    (Orig.Neg. & F.G.) (Title scene E.) (Orig.A.)

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:24:00 / 01:53:34:00

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