Many royal guests attend the opening night of the opera 'Gloriana'.
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. Premier of opera "GLORIANA".
GV of guests in Foyer. SV. Queen Salote of Tonga arriving. SV. Clement Attlee shaking hands. Shots of guests from the Commonwealth in their traditional costumes. Lord Woolton. SV. Mr Louis St. Laurent, Prime Minister of Canada in foyer. SV. Mr Sydney Holland, Prime Minister of New Zealand arriving. SV. Mr Robert Menzies, Australian Prime Minister in foyer, talking to Sir John Anderson. SV. Pan, Pandit Jahawarlal Nehru, Indian Prime Minister walking through foyer, he is accompanied by his daughter Indira Gandhi. SV. Field Marshal Viscount Harold Alexander, British Defence Minister. SV. Home Secretary, Sir David Maxwell Fyfe talking to woman in foyer. SV. Sir David Eccles, Minister of Works talking to woman in foyer. MV. Crown Prince Olav and party arriving, being greeted. SV. Duke and Duchess of Gloucester arriving and being greeted. SV. Duchess of Kent and Princess Royal arriving and talking to Crown Prince Olav, of Norway. SV. Duchess of Kent. SV. Earl and Countess of Athlone, walking through foyer. SV Princess Marie Louise alighting from car. MV. Pan, Countess of Harewood being greeted in foyer. SV. Earl of Harewood being greeted. SV. Lady Edwina Mountbatten and daughter, Pamela shaking hands with Sir John Anderson and Lady Anderson.
MV. Lord Waverly (Chairman of the Port of London) escorting Queen Mother and Princess Margaret. They are greeted in foyer by woman and man. LV. Queen Mother and Margaret, chatting to officials. SV. Princess Margaret shaking hands and chatting. She then walks behind Queen Mother. SCU. Queen Mother and Margaret. MV. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh being greeted. Sir John Anderson introducing woman to Queen Elizabeth II. Queen then walks over and talks to Queen Mother. LV. Back view, Royal party making way upstairs. Pan across empty royal box. MV. Queen and party enter box. Fanfare starts. SCU Queen Elizabeth II. SCU. Prince Philip standing in box, pan to Queen Mother. SCU Queen. GV. Royal box.
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