• Short Summary

    Royal tour of India - 1961.

  • Description


    Following material is similar to newsreel story 'Grandeur of India' in issue 61/10 on Pathe Master tape *PM1708* - Film ID 1708.18. Time codes (01:22:30 - 01:26:15).

    Queen arrives to Ramlila (sp?) Grounds to address masses of people from the specially built rostrum. Queen and Duke were presented with garlands, flowers and presents. Queen addresses the massed cheering crowds.

    Queen driving to Taj Mahal in an open car - cheering crowd along the road. Queen and Duke visiting Taj Mahal. Various great shots of Taj Mahal and its details. Various shots of the Queen and Duke admiring. Taj Mahal. Queen and Duke have to wear velvet slippers before entering the shrine.

    Following material is similar to newsreel story 'From India to Pakistan' in issue 61/11 on Pathe Master tape *PM1710* - Film ID 1710.03. Time codes (01:26:16 - 01:30:25).

    Karachi, Pakistan.
    Queen and Duke driving in open cars through packed streets of Karachi. President of Pakistan Ayub Khan in a car with Queen.

    Karachi society women held a reception in Queen's honour. Various shots of the party, some nice shots of women in colourful saris. Fashion Show is organised in Queen's honour. Women in traditional costumes and wearing great head and body jewellery walking around. Women stand in the line and Queen walks from one to another, seems quite curious. Some great close up shots of the jewellery and dress details. Little blind girl presents the Queen with flowers.

    A line of Moslem women covered from head to toe. Queen's coming to visit the Maharani of Udaipur. Queen is introduced to the line of men in traditional costumes and head wear. Queen talking with some of the men.

    Shiv Niwas Palace on water in Udaipur - lovely. Maharani's water palace - glory at the state of Rajasthan. Queen and Duke go to the palace on a barge.

    Following material is similar to newsreel story 'Queen Visits North West Frontier' in issue 61/13 on Pathe Master tape *PM1710* - Film ID 1710.13. Time codes (01:30:26 - 01:33:10).

    Various shots of the Khyber Pass - bordering area between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Various shots of the people, who look quite poor after the shiny palaces filled with shiny people. They are walking with their camels along dusty path. Queen and Duke visit Shagai Fort. Tribesmen brought sacrificial sheep for the Queen and Duke. Queen and Duke meeting warriors who fought against the British. More shots of the pass and the Queen and Duke watching it.

    The end of reel.

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    Film ID:
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    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:30:00 / 01:33:10:00

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