The Shah of Persia visits Covent Garden Opera House with the royal family and officials.
Titles read: "SHAH'S VISIT A TRIUMPH".
General view of guests assembled in the foyer of Covent Garden Opera House for a ballet performance in honour of the Shah of Persia. 'Oil King' Mr Gulbenkian talks to women guests. John Profumo, Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, is seen with his film star / actress wife Valerie Hobson. Prime Minister Harold Macmillan with Lady Dorothy. Duncan Sands talks to Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd.
Angle shot of a Beefeater. Panning shot of Duchess of Gloucester followed by the Duke of Gloucester (Prince Henry). Duchess of Kent (Princess Marina) and her daughter Princess Alexandra shake hands with officials. Selwyn Lloyd welcomes Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) and the Shah of Persia. The Shah and the Queen shake hands with officials. C/U of a basket of flowers
Queen Mother is greeted, followed by Princess Margaret, both wearing tiaras. The Royal party goes upstairs to the royal box. Interior view of the Opera House, with the royals standing in the royal box, decorated to look like a Persian Pavilion, with the Shah.
Full title of the Shah is Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlevi.