Trooping the Colour at Horse Guards Parade - Pageantry at its best!
Horse Guards Parade, London.
LV. Queen Elizabeth II on horseback coming down the Mall towards Horse Guards Parade, & GV. SV. Queen coming into Horse Guards entrance. CU. Little girl in crowd in uniform. LV. Royal carriages driving across the Parade ground with Queen Mother, Princess Margaret, Prince Charles and Princess Anne. SCU. Pan as Royal carriages drive across Parade ground. GV. Procession entering Horse Guards Parade with guardsmen in foreground saluting. SV. Top shot, Queen on horseback entering Horse Guards Parade. SCU. Small boy in crowd being held by policeman's hands. LV. Queen followed by Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Gloucester coming onto Parade ground. SV. People in stands with top hats. SCU. Pan, Queen on horseback, going out to inspect guards. CU. Men in top hats. GV. Guards lined up and Queen is inspecting them. SV. Queen going past guards. TV. Queen inspecting guards. SV. Front, Queen inspecting guards. SV. Crowd watching. SV. Queen and others ride back to saluting base. CU. Head of Queen's horse. SV. Queen on horseback (start of natural sound) - massed bands marching in slow march across parade ground. GV. Guards lined up, massed bands marching across square in slow march. CU. Zoom back to guards marching. SCU. Queen watching. GV. Massed bands marching. Side view, pan, Mace bearers in line marching followed by massed bands. CU. Queen watching troops march slowly past. LV. Troop doing slow march and counter marching. LV. Queen Prince Philip and Duke of Gloucester watching (end of natural sound). SCU. Duke of Edinburgh on horseback. TV. Zoom down to the Regimental Sergeant Major walking to the ensign to hand over the colours. SCU. Queen watching. SV. Regimental Sergeant Major steps forward and hands over the colours. SV. Officers on horseback watching.
LV. Ensign turns about, faces guards, orders given and guards present arms (natural sound). SCU. Queen saluting. GV. Top shot, Colours being trooped. SV. Colours being trooped along line. CU. Woman in crowd. TV. Colours being trooped down line. CU. Side view, shadows of the troops on ground, colours being trooped down line. CU. Queen saluting. GV. Irish guards marching past in quick time. LV. Guards marching past in quick time, & LV. Queen saluting. SV. Pan, troops matching past with colours. GV. Top shot, Guards in lines marching past, & SCU. Pan. SV. Prince Charles and Princess Anne at the window watching with Princess Margaret. LV. Mounted band playing in centre of parade ground. GV. Household Cavalry trotting past Queen amidst clouds of dust. GV. Top shot, Cavalry trotting past, & SV. Pan. SV. Crowds watching. SV. Queen leaves saluting base to return to Buckingham Palace. TV. Massed bands heading procession out of the Parade ground. GV. Household Cavalry return to Buckingham Palace at the Mall, & nearer shot. SV. Top shot, Queen followed by the Duke of Edinburgh and Duke of Gloucester going up Bird Cage Walk to the Mall. LV. Massed crowds in the Mall watching. GV. Massed bands marching as they come out into the Mall. SV. Two little black boys watching. SV. Pan, the Queen on horseback returning up the Mall to Buckingham Palace.