• Short Summary

    It was 'Knights Day' at Buckingham Palace, London, today as artists, politicians, social workers, and all the 180 men and women granted Royal recognition of services rendered to the community went to the Palace to receive their awards at the hands of the Queen. 44 were dubbed 'Knight' - a much sought-after honour which allows the recipient to put 'Sir' before his name.

  • Description

    1.
    GV. Buckingham Palace.
    2.5 ft

    2.
    SV. The Alhaji Ahmadu, Sarduana of Sokoto (Honour of Knighthood).
    2 ft

    3.
    CU. Ditto.
    2 ft

    4.
    SV. Lord Mancroft and family.
    2 ft

    5.
    SV. Group left to right.



    A. Henry Edwards (Husband) of



    B. Rebecca West (Dame Commander)



    C. Roy Harrod.
    2 ft

    6.
    CU. Award PAN up to Dame Rebecca West.
    2.5 ft

    7.
    SCU. Sir Alec Guinness and wife (Knights Bachelor).
    2.5 ft

    8.
    CU. Sir Alec Guinness' wife PAN to Sir Alec Guinness.
    5 ft

    9.
    LV. Recipients outside Palace.
    2 ft



    Initials AW/AHS/CW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: It was 'Knights Day' at Buckingham Palace, London, today as artists, politicians, social workers, and all the 180 men and women granted Royal recognition of services rendered to the community went to the Palace to receive their awards at the hands of the Queen. 44 were dubbed 'Knight' - a much sought-after honour which allows the recipient to put 'Sir' before his name.

    Alhaji Ahmadu, Sarduana of Sokoto, the Premier of Northern Nigeria, was dressed in colourful nigerian garb for the ceremony - Alec Guinness (now Sir Alec, of course) (British actor and star of the recent award winning film The Bridge on the River Kwai) wore a conventional morning suit with top hat.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3U74WGU3TYZ6F62O3JO4EOIQ0
    Media URN:
    VLVA3U74WGU3TYZ6F62O3JO4EOIQ0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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