• Short Summary

    King George VI and Queen Elizabeth arrive back in Britain after tour of Canada.

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    Full titles read: "WELCOME HOME !"

    King George VI (Duke of York / Prince Albert) and Queen Elizabeth (Duchess of York / Queen Mother) arrive back in Britain after seven weeks away on a royal tour of Canada.

    L/S's of Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret boarding the destroyer HMS 'Kempenfeldt' they are greeted by numerous senior looking members of the Royal Navy. Aerial shots, several L/S's good M/S's of the 'Empress of Britain' which is carrying the royal couple approaching Southampton followed by an enormous flotilla of smaller ships and boats. L/S of the King and Queen waving form the deck of the ship as they prepare to dock, huge crowds cheer.

    L/S's of several members of the royal family going aboard the liner including the Queen Mary (Princess Mary of Teck). L/S's of the King and Queen now with the two Princesses walking down the ramp and greeting various dignitaries. Several shots of the royal couple being driven to Southampton's civic centre. L/S's of huge crowds waiting their arrival. The King and Queen leave by open topped car for London.

    L/S's of a large steam train pulling into Waterloo Station. The King and and Queen are greeted by more dignitaries and politicians including the Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain who chats to the Queen. They board an open topped landau. L/S's of the royal procession passing Big Ben and Houses of Parliament on their way to Buckingham Palace. Various shots of the King and Queen waving and smiling at the thousands of people cheering as they pass by.

    L/S's of the procession passing down the Mall and through the gates of Buckingham Palace. A gust of wind suddenly blows the Queen's hat out of the landau but is picked up by a policeman. L/S's of the Police running to close the Palace gates before the crowds can rush in. L/S's of the King and Queen with their two daughters waving at the crowds from the Palace balcony.

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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:
    01:09:59:00 / 01:17:11:00

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