Princess in Belfast launching carrier HMS Eagle and at christening of Elizabeth Osborne.
Title reads: "Princess Elizabeth launches mightiest carrier".
Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Launching the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle at Harland & Wolff's Musgrave Shipyard. Panning shot of shipyard crowds. M/S of flowers being presented to Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) by apprentice Jim Christian. L/S of 50,000 jam-packed crowd watching Princess climb steps to launching platform.
M/S of Princess Elizabeth with Admiral Cunningham and Lady and Earl Granville on launching platform. L/S of bow of the enormous ship. L/S silhouetted crowds standing on giant cranes. Princess makes brief speech ("... and may God bless all who sail in her") and smashes champagne bottle against hull. Nine Spitfires fly overhead. Various shots of ship descending the slipway. Earl shakes the Princess' hand. Good L/S of ship in water.
C/U of Princess Elizabeth holding baby Goddaughter, Elizabeth Osborne, at her christening. Various shots of a bullock running amok in crowded Donnegal Square.