Accra – Ghana Acclaims Queen And Duke (1961)

British Pathé Apr 13, 2014

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, arrive in Accra, Ghana.

L/S as the camera pans across Accra. L/S of crowds at the airport. Various shots of the tribal chiefs and the umbrellas they carry signifying what tribe and rank they are. Various shots of the chiefs in ornate robes. President and Mrs Nkrumah arrive with ministers. M/S of the Boeing aeroplane taxiing in, men beat drums as it arrives. A red carpet is rolled out.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, descend the steps and wave at the crowds. M/S as President Kwame Nkrumah greets her at the bottom of the steps. Good C/U of Queen smiling. Various shots of the crowd. The Queen and the President walk along, various shots as she meets the chiefs. C/U of tribal hat, the camera pans down to the man’s face. Various shots as men play horns when the Queen passes. M/S as cars drive through a big arch, travelling shot of people lining the route. L/S of armed forces lined up. C/U of a man sweating in the heat. Various shots as the car carrying the Queen and President drives past the troops. Various shots as the Queen watches the march past from a platform.

Various shots of surf boat regatta where men roll the boats down to the water and fill them with sacks of cargo before setting off. The Queen watches from a platform. Various shots as the men row to the other shore. M/S of ‘Makola Market’ sign. The Queen walks through the market and sees the flamboyant Ghanian ladies at their stalls, various shots of their goods including bananas and spices. Various shots of the people in the market waving. M/S as the Queen’s car drives away afterwards, she waves.
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FILM ID:1211.02 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT’S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 136,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1984. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/

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