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Danish State Visit


Series Name
British Movietone News


Issue No.
Date Released
28 May 1978
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1The Queen Visits Rhs at Wisley
  2. 2The Chelsea Flower Show
  3. 3Danish Ship Named
  4. 4Oil Disaster
  5. *Danish State Visit

* Story has local or special distribution


MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Queen of Denmark Visits Ireland. DESCRIPTION: Her Majesty Queen Margrethe of Denmark and Prince Henrik arrived in Dublin at the start of their State visit to be greeted by the President and Mrs Hillery. The Queen and Prince each planted a tree in the garden at Phoenix Park, the President’s Residence, to commemorate the visit. At the Garden of Remembrance in Parnell Square Her Majesty laid a wreath to the dead of the Two World Wars. Prince Henrik visited the Army School of Equitation and Queen Margrethe the beautiful grounds of Powerscourt in Enniskerry. SHOTLIST: MS Aer Lingus plane taxiing. MS army guard of honour presenting arms. MS Queen Margrethe of Denmark and Prince Henrik down aircraft steps and greeted by President and Mrs Hillery - Queen receives flowers from Mrs Hillery. MS pan guard of honour. MS Queen inspects guards. MS crowd with flags. MS royal party arrive at Arus an Uachtarain, (President’s House) in Phoenix Park. MS motor cycle escort. MS Queen & Prince alighting from car. CU Danish flag on car. MS Queen and Prince with the Hillery’s. CU Queen. MS motor cycle escort. GV President’s house. CU Queen planting a Danish oak tree. CU Prince Henrik plants tree. GV Queen & Prince with party walking through grounds of park. Members of party. MS pan Queen with Dr Hillery. Deer grazing in park. GV Garden of Remembrance in Parnell Square, Queen and Prince with Chief of Staff and Danish Military Attache Prince Georg (cousin of the Queen). MS ditto. MS guard of honour ordering arms. MS Irish band playing Last Post. MS Queen lays wreath. MS guard of honour, MS Queen, Prince and VIPs. MS band playing. MS Prince Henrik visiting Army School of Equitation with Prince Georg and Danish Ambassador to Ireland. MS junior army riders round course. MS ditto. MS Prince watching. MS horse and rider over fence. CU Prince meets rider. MS Officer Commanding of the Equitation School Lt Colonel Campion. MS foal around special jumps. GV Powerscourt Estate in Enniskerry in foreground fountain. MS Queen arriving. CU statue of children. Queen accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs David Kennedy is received by Mrs Slazenger, owner of Powerscourt School. MS statue. MS Queen up steps with VIPs. MS fountain in gardens. MS Queen presented with very old hand-crocheted collar of Boris crochet. CU collar. GV pan from balcony of the grounds of Powerscourt Estate.
Local distribution only
Ireland release only
Republic of Ireland
Card file number
George Fleishchmann
Leonard Martin
Length of story (in feet)
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