• Short Summary

    Queen opens rebuilt Guildhall at Portsmouth and visits Submarine Command a HMS Dolphin.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Queen visits Portsmouth".


    L/S recently rebuilt Guildhall with crowds lining the street. M/S Lord Mayor with Lord Lt. and Garrison Commander awaiting arrival of Queen. M/S Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) stepping from their car. Crowds cheer as Queen and others clim steps of the Guildhall. Crowd shot. M/S garrison commander offering keys of fortress to Queen, she touches the keys (part of ceremony). Queen makes her speech from steps of Guildhall. (natural sound). M/S girls looking into powder compact mirror to try and see Queen. M/S Queen cutting ribbon across doors of Guildhall and entering.

    Interior: Queen and Duke looking down from balcony at theatre in Guildhall. Queen with Lord Mayor walking towards mural on wall. M/S Queen shaking hands with VIP before leaving for Gosport.

    L/S royal barge approaching quayside. C/U Royal Navy sailors blowing whistles as Queen steps ashore. Queen and Duke stepping ashore to visit Submarine Command at HMS Dolphin. Crowd shot. Panning shot Queen inspecting old comrades (war veterans). C/U Duke talking to bearded Old Comrade. C/U bearded man. Zoom shot on parade ground - playing fields of Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar. G/V Guard of Honour presenting arms. M/S Queen handing over Queen's colour (white ensign with crown and royal cypher). Crowd shot. Various Queen taking salute at Navy march past.

    Note: transcription of speeches + other information about visits on file.

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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:
    01:25:08:00 / 01:27:16:00

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