• Short Summary

    With just over a fortnight to go until Princess Margaret's wedding, Londoners are busy preparing the capital for the great event.

  • Description

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    LV INT... Model crowns, Painter at work.
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    2.
    SV Ditto,
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    3.
    CU PAN Along crowns.
    0.14

    4.
    SV Painters at work on street poles.
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    CU PAN Ditto.
    0.25

    6.
    GV Erecting pols down the Mall.
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    7.
    SV Man fixes top to pole.
    0.33

    8.
    CU Ditto.
    0.39

    9.
    GV Mall with decorations.
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    10.
    CU Poles
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    11.
    GV The Mall.
    0.49

    12.
    GV Westminster Abbey.
    0.52

    13.
    GV Facade.
    0.54

    14.
    GV Abbey.
    0.58

    15.
    CU Princess Margaret betrothal book.
    1.0

    16.
    CU Photograph on cover.
    1.3

    17.
    GV Dr. Roger William Gilliatt at his home.
    1.7

    18.
    SCU Gilliatt out of car.
    1.12

    19.
    CU Gilliatt.
    1.15

    20.
    SV Collects brief case from car, walks off.
    1.25

    21.
    TOP SV Glass coach being cleaned.
    1.29

    22.
    GROUND SHOT Ditto.
    1.32

    23.
    CU Man polishes lamp
    1.38

    24.
    CU PAN Ditto.
    1.49

    25.
    CU Man cleans interior of coach.
    1.52

    26.
    CU PAN to coat of arms.
    1.58

    27.
    Cu Ditto.
    2.1

    28.
    TOP V Glass coach.
    2.4

    29.
    MV Carey walks to chair.
    2.8

    30.
    CU PAN Carey to licence.
    2.13

    31.
    CU PAN Carey to licence.
    2.18

    32.
    CU Marriage licence.
    2.22

    33.
    GV Kensington Palace.
    2.26

    34.
    GV PAN Gardens.
    2.34

    35.
    MV PAN Tulips.
    2.39

    36.
    MV PAN Princess Alexandra walks with friend.
    2.44

    37.
    GV Arbour.
    2.47

    38.
    GV Kensington Palace.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: With just over a fortnight to go until Princess Margaret's wedding, Londoners are busy preparing the capital for the great event. All along the Mall, decorations are going up and scores of painters apply the finishing touches. White banners will bear a red rose with the initials A and M woven in gold.

    Westminster Abbey, quiet and dignified, will be the hub of public interest, May 6, when television cameras are expected to carry the ceremony direct by tele-recording into the homes of some 300 million people in Britain, on the continent and in the United States - the biggest TV audience in history. Meanwhile newspapers and special illustrated publications are providing detailed information on to Princess and her fiance.

    Dr. Roger William Gilliatt of Lowndes Square, London, well-known nerve specialist, will play a very important - though not at all professional - part in the wedding. Mr. Armstrong-Jones asked him to be his "best man" after Mr. Jeremy Fry had to be excused from carrying on the duty for which he was originally named. Dr Gilliat, 37, has known Mr. Armstrong-Jones for six years and met Princess Margaret recently.

    As attendants were adding an extra glitter to the magnificent wedding coach, polishing its lamps and cleaning its large windows, the Archbishop of Canterbury's Registrar, David M. Carey completed the Royal marriage licence. It was issued by the Court of Facilities through which the Archbishop of Canterbury grants marriage licences to Royalty. Endorsed with the names of"Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret Rose" and "Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones Esquire", the vellum licence carries a seal showing the Crucifixion and Moses raising the Serpent in the Wilderness.

    Some time after the wedding, Princess Margaret and her husband will move into a "grace-and-favour" residence at Kensington Palace, where Queen Victoria was born. The three-story 18th-century house, part of an extension built by George III, was formerly the apartment of the Marquess of Carisbrooke, who died a few weeks ago. It is not yet certain when the house will be ready for use as it is to be extensively altered and redecorated.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1IYCXLQP5P6HNH5AXCB7IA0X5
    Media URN:
    VLVA1IYCXLQP5P6HNH5AXCB7IA0X5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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