• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    Titles read: The Royal Tour, Round The World with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, The West Indies.

    LS "The King's House" residence of the governor of Jamaica. Statue of Queen Victoria in Kingston. Parade of troops in the main street followed by the Queen to cheering crowds. Military bands play and parade as the Queen meet dignitaries. Shots of groups of school children as Queen drives around large cricket ground and vast numbers of people look on and wave and cheer.
    Kingston harbour with sailing boats and the S.S. Gothic at anchor, rich westerners watch from their boats. The Royal's leave on the Royal launch. and we see the Gothic departing
    View of the sea across Panama City. The town and markets, street scenes and stalls. Wealthy residences. CU hands on bongo drums, locals are dancing the Tamberita (sp ?) the women wear traditional long dresses and elaborate head wear,on lookers clap to the music.
    S.S. Gothic arrives at the Panama Canal, and the Queen is greeted by U.S.A. Military. She is "allowed" to operate the canal lock gates. Another drive through the streets to cheering crowds in the rain. The Gothic passes through the canal. Street scenes of Panama, crowds cheer away as Queen and Philip rejoin the ship. WS ship passing through the canal. Shots of exotic flowers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2257.02
    Media URN:
    75726
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:14:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:48:00 / 01:26:43:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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