• Short Summary

    Colour documentary - Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip touring Commonwealth countries.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Royal Tour - Round The World with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh - Fiji and Tonga". Credits at the start item.

    Fiji. - Various good shots of Fijian women dancing in grass skirts and leys. Men accompany singing and dancing on guitars and ukuleles. Young girl joins in. VS around the Fijian Islands - mountains, forests, beaches. Women paddle a canoe into the beach. People travel on railway system. Pan across busy market place in Suva. VS fruit and vegetables being sold. It looks to have been raining. Local policemen, wearing long skirts, come out of their headquarters. Pan down policeman showing uniform. Various shots of decorations put up for visit. VS men harvesting coconuts in plantation. Shots of milk and coconut flesh being gathered. Other fruit and vegetables are gathered for the celebrations. Young girls do traditional weaving technique using palm fronds and holding them in their feet. VS Boys stencilling on cloth with paints. LS Native hut. VS Fijian man and woman combing hair. MS Woman walking into picture up to large hibiscus bush. She picks a flower and fixes it in her hair. MS Two men fixing leaves to their costumes and picking up spears. MS Governor, Sir Ronald Garvey and wife getting into car. Car drives off. MS man running into picture and beating drum. LS People running from huts. VS 'The Gothic' - the Queen's ship - coming into harbour. Local boats go out to greet the Royals. A 21 gun salute is fired. Good CUs of locals. LV Royal launch approaching quayside. CU Fijians. LV Queen Elizabeth II steps ashore walking with Governor. She stops, three year old Mei Kainona walks forward, bows and presents bouquet. VS guards. VS car carrying Queen and Prince Philip drives through streets. The Royals arrive at Albert Park. Shots as Queen walks to dais. VS of Fijians in crowd. Ceremonies honour Queen. Local sacred drink Kava is prepared and served to Queen and Duke. Various good shots of traditional dances. Their Majesties leave. VS of Fijian girls dancing at school which the Queen visits. Boys and girls dance. VS of the Harbour as the Royals arrive to board the flying boat that takes them on next stage of tour. People wave as the plane takes off.

    See Reel 2 for the Royals in Tonga. PM2255 has copy of reel 1 and reel 2.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:21:00 / 01:30:58:00

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