• Short Summary

    The Queen and Prince Philip visit Shetland and Orkney Islands before their holiday at Balmoral.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Royal holiday.

    Shetland and Orkney Islands.

    M/S as Queen Elizabeth II receives gift of a Shetland foal on behalf of the villagers on isle of Unst. The Queen feeds the foal with a lump of sugar. M/S royal barge sailing along towards Housay. M/S of fiddlers playing on the quay to welcome the Queen. M/S of the Queen being presented with a bouquet on the island by a small girl. C/U elderly man holding little baby. L/S Queen and others climbing up hill to visit the lighthouse keeper's cottage. M/S house, C/U name 'Sunny Brae' M/S of the Queen smiling and shaking hands with lighthouse keeper's wife. M/S King's Cross railway station. Various shots as baby Prince Andrew's luggage is packed. C/U sign reading 'Royal Nursery'. M/S nanny carrying Prince Andrew, (later Duke of York), past camera. M/S nanny and Prince Andrew. C/U stationmaster, M/S nanny and baby on train.

    L/S Orkney islands. M/S of the Queen being presented with a bouquet from a small girl. M/S people watching. L/S Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, talking to lifeboat crews. M/S Queen and Duke walking in street at Stronsay and approaching Mr Dennison's drapers and grocers shop, they enter. M/S Fair Isle M/S of the Queen shaking hands with local villagers, M/S as Queen and Duke chat to them. Various shots as they climb up steps onto truck to take tea in one of the islander's homes and to visit the village hall where they are to see Fair Isle knitters working. M/S as they are joined by Princess Alexandra.

    Various shots of the journey. M/S Queen and Duke about to enter the village hall to see the knitters. M/S Queen talking to five women about the jumpers. M/S Princess Alexandra and the Duke talking to other workers. Exterior shot of the Queen sitting in a village bus and the Duke getting in the driving seat to take them to the quayside for their departure to Aberdeen. M/S Duke in driving seat with Queen beside him. M/S as they drive along. M/S Queen and Duke in royal barge waving as they depart for the 'Britannia'.

    L/S Queen and Duke walking along quayside with the Lord Provost of Aberdeen after alighting from the yacht. M/S nurse holding Prince Andrew she walks to car followed by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. M/S as the car drives away. L/S Balmoral castle.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:00:00 / 01:50:15:00

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