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    Travelogue style documentary showing the Royal Tour of the Commonwealth in 1954

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    This is a mute duplicate. See the documentary on PM1203 - 'Welcome the Queen' record e, reel 2 for the complete version.


    L/S of the Royal Yacht Britannia and of the Royal Air Force planes which accompany it on its journey. Aerial shot of the Yacht and shots of the Mediterranean Fleet. Aircraft are sent out to greet the Royal Armada. Various shots of the planes, pilot and of the Royal Yacht Britannia. Aerial shots of the ships. Air to air shots of the Royal Air Force planes accompanying them. Various shots of ships at sea. A row of helicopter

    Malta. The Royal Yacht Britannia in dock. Flags of Malta and the European nation greet the royal party. A ceremony to commemorate the airmen who fought and died in the second World War. Various shots of the unveiling of a memorial. Shot of small rowing boats on Grand Harbour as Prince Charles and Princess Anne arrive to meet up with their parents. Shots of the two youngsters shaking hands with dignitaries. Various shots of crowds watching their arrival and the soldiers on guard. The royal children arrive at the Finisher (?) Hotel where they shake hands with dignitaries and go inside. High angle shot of a large parade in Floriana (?). The royal children watch from the balcony.

    Aerial shot of the Rock of Gibraltar. The Royal Yacht arrives, various shots including the royal children talking to their sailor escorts. The Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh disembark and are offered the keys of the fortress by the Governor. The last visit of the tour. Queen and Philip are driven past crowds of waving spectators. Many wave little Union Jack flags. C/Us of smiling children. C/Us of the Gibraltar apes. Princess Anne and Prince Charles are taken up to feed the monkeys. Nice sequence showing the "children at play". Anne isn't scared at all but Charles looks a bit wary! The Queen and Prince Philip arrive and feed the monkeys too. High angle shot of Gibraltar. Various shots of crowds waving as the royal family leaves Malta. L/S of the harbour, Britannia leaves Malta.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:42:00 / 01:48:42:00

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