• Short Summary

    Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip pay a quick visit to Washington.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "America Hails Princess".

    Washington DC, United States of America (USA).

    SV Standard bearers raising flags. LV Dignitaries towards plane. VS Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh come down from plane. LV Philip and Elizabeth greeted by President Harry S Truman. SV Truman and family talking to Royal couple. LV Truman and Elizabeth mount dais. CU Philip and the President's daughter, Margaret Truman. CU Truman speaking - 'It certainly is a very great pleasure for me as the President of the United States to welcome you to the capital of our country. I hope while you're here you'll get a chance to see a great many of our people, and I am sincerely sorry that you can't go from one end of the country to the other as you did in Canada, and let everybody in the country have a chance to get acquainted with you, because Margaret tells me that whenever anyone becomes acquainted with you they immediately fall in love with you. She had a most pleasant visit to England and I hope we will be able to make you feel as happy as she was when she came back from there.'. Dignitaries looking on. CU Elizabeth speaking "It is a great pleasure, Mr. President, for my husband and me to be visiting you here in Washington. During our trip through Canada, I heard much of the warm goodwill shown by the people of the United States toward the people of Canada, and I am glad that before sailing for England we are to have this chance of seeing at least something of the country with which the whole British Commonwealth had so many friendly ties". SV Elizabeth leaves with Truman. GV Applause. VS Princess and Truman in car. CU Philip, with Bess Truman and Margaret Truman. LV Guard of Honour. VS Procession of cars. GV Press reception VS Elizabeth escorted to seat. VS Elizabeth speaking "I am glad too, that I am to have the chance, in a few minutes of meeting some of you personally. I only wish I had time to meet you all." GV Pressmen applauding. VS Elizabeth and Philip mingling and meeting press. CU Philip talks to pressman walks on and looks over woman's shoulder at her notes. CU Margaret Truman. SV Philip talks to press.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:13:00 / 01:36:38:00

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