Description not available
It was a closely-kept secret, staged with a sense of theatre entirely appropriate to an Academy devoted to the Arts of film and television.
As President Princess Anne called upon Sir Richard Attenborough, the Vice-president to introduce their unexpected guest.
Sir Charles, is now eighty-six; only four other people -- the first was Alfred Hitchcock -- have received the Academy's Fellowship Award. Sir Charles said he looked upon it as a wonderful honour.
In her speech the Queen referred to the Royal gift to the Academy.
"I am delighted..."
Finally, in London's Piccad 11: this evening, the opening of the new headquarters of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have contributed sixty thousand pounds towards the cost of the project from their share of the profits of the television film "Royal Family".
At the opening ceremony, there was an unexpected guest for the Queen to meet. Garry Lloyd reports.
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved