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  1. Part one of two from this full length archival programme.

  2. Part two of two from this full length archival programme.


This is the official film of the Royal visit to Queen Salote's Kingdom in 1954, made by the National Film Unit for the Tongan Government. There is comprehensive coverage of the welcome, traditional ceremonies and feasting, dancing and singing, the church service, and the farewell. The young, recently coronated, Queen Elizabeth and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, leave the 'friendly islands' on the Royal liner Gothic, which will continue on to New Zealand.

Credits (4)

 Frank Chilton
 Dick Crone
 Don Oakley

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ive always come across images for the Queens visit to Tonga but never a short film, was great to see this up here :) beautiful!

 Kato'one 'o Ma'olunga Tonga'onevai-Fatani

Kato'one 'o Ma'olunga Tonga'onevai-Fatani

thanks so much for sharing these important video clips (Queen of Tonga/Tonga) with us. malo

 Atalua Falekaono

Atalua Falekaono

Malo 'aupito, love it!

 Kiono T soakai

Kiono T soakai

thank you..... love this one...


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