• Short Summary

    Colour documentary - Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip touring Commonwealth countries.

  • Description

    Titles read: The Royal Tour, Round The World with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, The West Indies.

    Elizabeth and Philip wave from doorway of B.O.A.C. plane to crowds including Queen Mother and Princess Margaret. Plane taxi's off into the darkness.
    Beach and lush river scenes of Jamaica. A woman smokes a pipe in front of her hut. Panorama of Blue Mountain Range, CU exotic flowers. Hotel bungalows at Montego Bay with beach front. CU drumming two locals ride past on donkeys, a women washes her laundry another irons a dress. A long line of children walk past, two canoes pass in the river, trucks full of people drive past. Crowds of locals in their best cloths assemble at the air field. Boy scouts and Sea cadets, CU faces looking up to the sound of the plane. A big sign says 'Welcome to the West Indies".
    The Royal plane taxies along the run way, crowds cheer as Sir Hugh Foot the Governor greets the Queen. Military bands play as she meets Officials. She drives off to Kingston and after much cheering the crowd inspects the Royal plane. Scenes of banana plantations and sugar cane. Crowds line the route to see the Queen. A little girl presents scissors and the Queen cuts a tape across the road. Children wave the Union Jack flags. Large crowds line the route and cheer as the Royal party pass. CU's of self conscious children, a sign reads "Welcome Young Misses Our Queen" and "A Big Howdy to Prince Philip". Flower gardens in Kingston .

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    2257.01
    Media URN:
    75725
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:11:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:12:00 / 01:11:35:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment