A crowd of more than 2,000 people broke through a police cordon outside the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, March, as Princess Margaret and her fiance, Mr.
Crowds wait outside Covent Garden Opera House.
Queen Mother, Princess Margaret and Mr. Armstrong-Jone arrive.
Photographers and crowds.
Royal Party enter the Opera House.
Police hold back women.
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Background: A crowd of more than 2,000 people broke through a police cordon outside the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, March, as Princess Margaret and her fiance, Mr. Antony Armstrong-Jones, - accompanying the Queen Mother - arrived by a car for a Royal Ballet gala performance.
Wildly enthusiastic spectators, having waited for hours to catch a glimpse of the Princess and her fiance on the occasion of their first appearance together in public, got within 10ft of the Royal car. But the police quickly closed their ranks, linked hands and held back the surging crowd.
First to leave the car was Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Then Princess Margaret emerged, followed by Mr. Armstrong-Jones. There were shouts of "Good luck Margaret!" and "Bless you both!", and from the window of a nearby police station policemen off duty joined in the cheers.
Soon afterwards, when the Royal party entered the blue and gold Royal Box, and audience of more than 2,000 applauded for a full minute.
The gala performance was held in aid of the Royal Ballet Benevolent Fund. Princess Margaret is president of the Royal Ballet.