Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Elizabeth are honoured by Lord Provost of Edinburgh.
Unissued / unused material.
Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) receives Freedom of Edinburgh, Scotland. Sound starts at 01:05:54.
Duke on speakers' platform with Lord Provost of Edinburgh (Sir Andrew Murray). L/S platform, organ and organist. L/S Royal car arriving outside Usher Hall, guard of honour comprised of Sea Cadets, Girl Guides and Boy Scouts. M/S Duke standing at rostrum. Duke and Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) entering hall. Various L/Ss guard of Honour and crowd outside Usher Hall. Duke with naval Lieutenant, inspecting Girl Guides. More L/Ss hall. Royal car arriving. Duke and Princess being greeted by Lord Provost and Lady Provost (Lady Murray).
L/S platform. Various shots Lord Provost giving speech - mainly about how great the Duke is and how he has been honoured with the freedom of the city. Lord Provost is presented with casket. Various shots of Duke speaking - he talks about the war when he used to visit Edinburgh on leave and how honoured he is to bear the title. People give three cheers and national anthem is played. Royal couple and Lord Provost leaves platform.
Various shots Duke inspecting ATC (Army Training Corps) cadets and naval cadets. More shots Duke receiving casket. Shots interior and exterior of Usher Hall. C/U Princess Elizabeth. More shots Lord Provost speaking. M/S Duke signing scroll. L/S Duke and Queen walking onto platform. Duke talking to Guides. Various shots Princess getting honorary degree.
Item is selected scenes from newsreel story in Gazette issue 49/19. Date on original record is 03/03/1949. Transcriptions of speeches on file.