Visit to Norfolk by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

1977 , Norwich (Norfolk)

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip visit Norwich.

The first shots are of the preparations for the Royal visit. At Norwich Airport they prepare for the arrival of the Royal couple. The security arrangements are alluded to and cheering crowds are shown at the gate. At the Hewett School preparations are under way for a dance display that will involve 3,000 children from 83 schools. At County Hall, the band of the 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment marches up the steps and waits. At Norwich Airport, HRH Prince Philip arrives first, having travelled from Yorkshire. He is greeted by the welcoming party before the Queen's plane taxis in. She is greeted by Sir Edmund Bacon, the Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk. The welcoming party is presented by the Lord Mayor of Norwich. The Royal couple leave by car. At the Hewitt School they meet the Chairman of Norfolk County Council Education Committee and the Chief Education Officer. A five year old boy from Cavell First and Middle School presents the Queen with a bouquet. The party are seated on a dais and watch the musical display. The Queen and Duke are driven by open topped range rover around the running track and children cheer.Back in their official car, the Royal couple drive to County Hall. The Queen is greeted by the Chairman of Norfolk County Council and receives the salute and inspects a guard of honour. She meets representatives of local voluntary organisations and inside County Hall talks to Rosetta and Alice, ninety-two year old twins. The Queen signs the visitors' book before leaving. She receives a gift of a lead crystal ship's decanter to mark her visit and leaves amidst cheering crowds.

Featured Buildings

County Hall, Norwich; The Hewett School

Featured Events

The visit of HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to Norwich July 11th, 1977.

Keywords

Crowds; Royalty

Manifestations

Visit to Norfolk by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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