• Short Summary

    French President Charles de Gaulle is received by royal family on trip to Britain. London.

  • Description

    Item title reads - De Gaulle State visit.


    M/S Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip (Duke of Edinburgh) and Princess Margaret waiting on platform at Victoria train station. M/S elevated shot of the train bringing President Charles de Gaulle as it steams into the station. He steps from the train and is greeted by the Queen, he then shakes hands with the Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Margaret, Princess Alice, (Duchess of Gloucester). Elevated shot of de Gaulle shaking hands with Prince Henry, (Duke of Gloucester). Various shots as he talks to the Duke then shakes hands with Princess Alexandra. M/S as de Gaulle walks across the platform with the Queen to meet Prime Minister and others Ministers. L/S elevated as de Gaulle talks to the Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, then shakes hands with Home Secretary Rab Butler.

    M/S Princess Margaret smiling. M/S as de Gaulle speaks to the Queen. M/S as Macmillan and other Ministers leave station. M/S as the Queen and de Gaulle get into open carriage outside station. M/S as Guard of Honour present Arms. M/S as de Gaulle and the Queen set off. C/U of girl in crowd taking picture. Various shots as they ride through the streets and crowds wave. C/U man with cine camera. M/S as carriage comes through Whitehall and round Trafalgar Square towards the Mall. M/S as it continues around the Wedding Cake. C/U little girl in crowd waving. M/S's as they drive into the palace grounds. M/S royal standard flying. M/S Mr and Mrs de Gaulle chatting to the Queen and Prince Philip on the steps.

    L/S Buckingham palace at night. L/S as the Queen comes out onto the balcony with de Gaulle. He waves to the crowds. M/S as they are joined by other members of the royal family including Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. M/S Cross of Lorraine lit in fire. L/S crowds watching firework display. C/U sailors watching. Various shots of the dazzling display. C/U nuns watching and smiling. L/S of the party on the balcony.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:18:00 / 01:45:29:00

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