Footage of the Duke of Edinburgh in Mexico. Includes the Mexican Grand Prix.
Royal Days in Mexico.
L/S of Mexico City. Taken from the top of the Latino Americana Tower. L/S Crowds assembled the arrival of the Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) at a housing estate. M/S of Mexican women and children waving. M/S of the Duke with officials walking up steps. L/S of confetti being thrown down from roof of housing Estate. L/S crowds waving and cheering. M/S of Duke and other watching from specially constructed dais in front of housing estate. L/S Mexican women in colourful costumes and men dancing on large open air platform before the Duke. L/Ss band playing. M/S men and women dancing. L/S of mass of colourful balloons being released. M/S of the Duke talking to girl performers in 'Charreada'. C/U of the Duke smiling and shaking hands with a girl performer. L/S Horseman riding in the arena. The Duke watches from royal box. M/S group of 5 Mexican women riders on horseback and starts to prance round the arena. M/S of the Duke putting on dark glasses. Several mores shots of the girls performing and Duke and crowd watching.
L/Ss of horses being prepared for the Duke's polo match at the Echegaray polo grounds. M/S of Mexican stable boy in charge of three horses. M/S of group of musicians walking towards camera with instruments. L/S of the Duke walking towards his horse wearing full polo gear. The Duke adjust the horses harness and mounts. He rides onto the polo ground. Various shots of the Duke taking part in the match. He finishes by breaking his mallet. Mexican Grand Prix. L/S of Mexican race track. M/S of car being wheeled onto the grid pan up to show other cars on grid. M/S Stirling Moss signing autographs. Various shots of the race in progress. Drivers involved in the race include John Surtees, James Clarke and Graham Hill. The race is won by Dan Gurney. M/S of the actress Lorena Velasquez putting laurel wreath over Gurney's head. C/U of Moss talking to the Duke. C/U of Gurney and the new world champion Surtees.
L/S of lake and Mexican scenery. L/S of Hacienda of Juan Sanches Navarro near Teotihuacan. M/S of horsemen awaiting the Duke's arrival. C/U Mexican. M/S of the Duke flanked by two Mexicans. C/U of small boy watching. M/S of Duke mounting horse. Shots of Duke and Mexicans riding horse. The Duke salutes other Mexican riders. More shots of Duke riding through countryside.