Royal guests attend Centenary Gala Performance at the Opera House in Covent Garden.
Unused / unissued material -
Covent Garden, London. Royal guests attend Centenary Gala Performance at the Opera House.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh enter theatre with Earl of Drogheda, Chairman of the Royal Opera House. VS of people standing for National Anthem.
VS of guests in foyer. Ext of Royal Opera House. Crowds wait outside. Queen and Duke meet the Duchess of Drogheda, Mr. David Webster and Mr. John Tooley. Shots of Queen and Duke on stage meeting opera personalities. Shots of Queen and Duke talking to ballet dancers - cast of various acts of the evening in the background. Queen and Duke meet personalities, Robert Irving, Joan Sutherland and others. Queen and Duke laugh when curtain is raised to reveal an empty theatre. More shots of Royals meeting cast of performers.
(Uncut Royal Rota Lav.) Old record suggests material dates from around 01/06/1958.