Queen and Prince Philip visit Katmandu - 1961.
Title reads: "QUEEN IN KATMANDU".
Kathmandu (Katmandu), Nepal.
Various shots showing examples of the architecture in Katmandu. It is a mixture of Buddhist and Chinese culture. Several close up shots of the colourful Indian and Chinese figures - mostly mythic animals. Various shots, some great close ups, of the Tibetan refugees in Katmandu.
Huge crowds on side of road gathered to greet the Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh. King Mahendra and Queen Ratna waiting at the airport for their arrival. King's entourage in full red uniform lined up to greet the Queen. Queen and King of Nepal and Duke and Queen of Nepal riding from the airport in two separate coaches - huge crowds along the route. Various travelogue style shots of Katmandu - streets, people, buildings, fruit and vegetable market etc.
Tiger shoot is organised for King Mahendra and his Royal guests at Sawai Madhour game reserve. Various shots of the tiger shoot - many men and elephants (327 of them) seen. White canvas is spread to circle the area where the tiger is driven. Queen on one of the elephants looking on. Line of elephants carrying men with rifles at ready. A tiger runs through the high grass. Men shoot and hit the tiger. Several shots of men measuring dead tiger. King Mahendra standing next to the dead tiger. Several shots of the rhinoceros hunt. Dead rhinoceros lying on grass with men around it.
Lines of Ghurkas standing on the field, many with medals on their chests, waiting for the Queen to inspect them. Queen inspecting the Ghurkas. Several close up shots of the men and medals - some VC holders. Crowds around wave small Union Jacks.
Queen and Duke riding in a Jeep through huge crowds waving small Union Jacks.
This footage is similar to newsreel story 'Queen in Katmandy' found in Pathe Newsreels issue 61/19 on Pathe Master Tape *PM1714* - Film ID 1714.02.