• Short Summary

    The Queen, Prince Philip, and Prince Charles go to the circus in Olympia, London.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Royal circus.

    Olympia, London.

    M/S of the Great Kossmayer, dressed as Roman centurion, standing astride two horses going around in the circus ring, other horses ride with him. M/S children cheering. M/S as he goes around the ring. L/S Siamese Elephant Ballet, the elephants stand on their back legs. M/S one carrying a girl around in his mouth. M/S another girl lying under an elephant. M/S children watching. M/S girl doing splits standing on the heads of two elephants. M/S of the Six Bertinis performing their cycling tricks. C/U boy eating and watching. Various shots as they do acrobatic stunts on unicycles. C/U girl applauding. L/S Josephine Berosini walking down high wire. M/S dancing horse in the ring. M/S sea cadets in audience. Various shots as a sea lion rolls along a plank on a ball. M/S children applauding. M/S chimpanzee wearing a dress and bouncing on a trampoline. She goes to join the others. Various shots as the chimps exercise on bars.

    M/S the Balcombes, two clowns with a paint pot and ladder. Various shots as they perform slapstick routine and end up spinning around on the revolving ladder. C/U Coco the clown waiting to greet the Queen. The camera pans down to his big boots. M/S as Queen Elizabeth II enters with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. Coco presents the Queen with a bouquet of orchids. M/S as he shakes hands with the Duke and Prince Charles. M/S Princess Anne's friend Lavinia Baring who is accompanying them, Princess Anne is not there because she has a cold. Various shots as Cyril Mills presents the performers to the Queen and they make their way to the royal box. M/S horses going round the ring.

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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:
    01:30:21:00 / 01:33:52:00

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