• Short Summary

    At the Mansion House, the City of London welcomes the Duke of Edinburgh home.

  • Description

    Mansion House, London.

    GV. Exterior of the Mansion House. Duke of Edinburgh is met by the Lord Mayor of London Sir Cullum Welch. STV. Duke walks into the Mansion House followed by Commander Michael Parker, his former Private Secretary and Squadron Leader Henry Chinnery. GV. Interior of assembly - they all sit. SV. Duke gets up to speak. GTV. Assembly applauding the Duke. CU. Duke speaking (natural sound): "I find it rather difficult to realise that I have been round the world and covered nearly 40,000 miles since the 15th October last year. Now it would be quite easy to claim that this was all part of some deep laid scheme, but I am afraid I have to admit that it all came about because I was asked to start off the Olympic Games in Melbourne, where I made, if I may say so, the best speech of my life, which is exactly five words." LV. Guests applauding. SV. Duke continues (natural sound): "And I for one am prepared to sacrifice a good deal if by so doing I can advance its well being by even a small degree." Prince Philip speaking: "This Commonwealth of which every member is so proud came into existence because people made sacrifices and offered their service to it. Now it has been handed to us and if we don't make sacrifices for it we shall have nothing to hand onto those who come after us, and the world would have lost something of much greater value than just a grand conception." CU. Duke speaking "On Saturday 16th February, four months almost to the day after I left home, the Queen flew out to Portugal and we enjoyed two days there together before paying a state visit to that country. And then followed three hectic but wonderful days when the friendliness of the Portuguese people knew no bounds (applause) and then as you know this adventure ended where it began, at London Airport with a very happy family reunion." GTV. Assembly applauding.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene L)

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:21:00 / 01:02:56:00

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