Earl Mountbatten attends the celebrations in Jaipur.
LS. Earl Louis Mountbatten and Lady Mountbatten with the Maharajah of Jaipur seated in places of honour in a palatial hall during the celebrations of Maharajah's accession to the throne. LS. Lord Mountbatten hanging a ribbon and putting a hat on the Maharajah. LS. Maharajah shakes hands with Earl and Lady Mountbatten. MS. Other Indian dignitaries shaking hands with them. MS. Maharajah, the Mountbattens and various dignitaries move slowly in a solemn state procession in the Palace courtyard. MS. Maharajah passing camera, fanned by his servants. LS. Lines of servants on either side of the entrance to the Palace. MS. Regal procession walking on strips of carpet through the lines of servants. One corpulent Indian trips on carpet. CU. Servant puts one of the Maharajah's shoes on for him. LS. More shots of the group of Indian nobles marching through the crowds, panning to shot of the crowd. LS. Contingent of cavalry driving along a wide avenue through crowds. MS. Maharajah sitting at a table at the top of a wide flight of steps. LS. Line of cavalry men in dress uniform. LS. Open landau driving along with an ornate Palace in background. MS. Calvary galloping behind. LS. Oxcarts loaded with hay going along a road. LS. Elephant with four people mounted on it walking along. Various shots of a game of polo. LS. Lord Mountbatten in army uniform mounted on horse taking the salute. LS. Various ground shots of soldiers doing a slow and quick march and changing the Colour ceremony. MS. Lord Mountbatten riding along followed by a flag bearer and others. MS. Ceremonial heavily decorated elephants and dark skinned people in ceremonial skirted dress in front of them. MS. Members of the Palace guard. MS. Maharajah walks with his servants and escort across the courtyard. LS. Maharajah receives homage. CU. Cut-in shot of Pamela Mountbatten, Lord Mountbatten's daughter, seated with two Indians. CU. Various cut-in shots of nobles watching the homage ceremony. MS. Lord Mountbatten and several other English naval officers, who attended the ceremony, leaving. MS. Lord Mountbatten and Maharajah of Jaipur stand to attention in the Hall. MS. Whole group of Europeans and Indians pose on the steps of the Palace. MS. Maharajah and Lord Mountbatten singled out of the group. MS. Lord Mountbatten in civilian clothes, standing to attention on some steps. Several shots of Lord Mountbatten inspecting ranks of troops. MS. Lady Mountbatten chatting with an Indian girl. LS. More shots of the polo match. LS. Street scene with ornate buildings in background.
Date found in the old record 22/12/1947.