Material relating to newsreel story "Royal Opera Night" - 53/43.
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Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.
Various Royal and political dignitaries attend opening night of the opera 'Gloriana'. Among those seen is Clement Attlee, various colonial and commonwealth leaders, Pandit Jahawarlal Nehru, Indian Prime Minister walking through foyer, he is accompanied by his daughter Indira Gandhi. Crown Prince Olav of Norway and party, Lady Edwina Mountbatten and her daughter Pamela. Queen Mother and Princess Margaret. Nice shots of Queen Mother in tiara. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in Court Dress. A soldier of the Household Cavalry stands to attention with his sword.
Exterior shots of arrivals at the Royal Opera House. The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Princess Maire Louise, the Mountbattens and the various Royals are seen.
CU the royal standard flying on car. MS Union Jack British flag. CU List of performances. Crowds outside. CU sign reading 'Royal Opera House - Covent Garden'. Shots of Clement Attlee and his wife arriving. More arrivals shots including Queen Salote of Tonga. Shots of crowds waiting. Nehru and Indira arrive. Robert Menzies and family.
Different angle of arrival of Queen and Duke. Royal Party goes up steps . Various shot of other guests. More shots of Queen Mother and Princess Margaret. More guests arrive.
Various shots of auditorium as it fills. Royal party come into Box - various shots.