• Short Summary

    Queen Elizabeth visits ball, and Olympics equestrian events in Stockholm, 1956

  • Description

    Graphic reading 'Royal diary', and close up of Sweden's Gustav VI Adolf leading Queen Elizabeth II into the ballroom of Stockholm's City Hall. Pan across ballroom, as guests watch the Queen arrive, and close up guests taking their seats. Guests dancing, and close up Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands dancing, then Princess Margaret dancing. Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II dancing, and wide angle of people dancing.
    Wide angle of Stockholm's Olympic equestrian arena, with the team jumping competition taking place. Great Britain's Peter Robeson riding over jumps well, and French rider doing the same. Close up of Norwegian riders whose horse clips one jump, and refuses another. Close up spectators, and Cambodian rider's horse also refusing jump. Cambodian rider's horse clipping one fence, and running straight through another, throwing the rider to the ground. Royal box watching on, and Robeson jumping successfully. Great Britain's Pat Smythe jumping fences, though catching one, and close up spectators. Germany's Hans Gunter Winkler, who won the individual gold medal, jumping well, and royal box. German rider jumping fences, and receiving gold medal, as the royal box applauds. Close up Great Britain team, who won the bronze, and Germany team riding away.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:09:25 / 10:11:40

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