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    Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

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    Coronation of King George VI (former Prince Albert, Duke of York) and Queen Elizabeth (former Duchess of York, later Queen Mother).

    Coach carrying Queen Mary and Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret passing the camera at Hyde Park Corner. Library shots of the Coronation of the King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in 1911. The Royal Carriage passes the camera and King and Queen wave. Royal Carriage (1937) passing High Park Corner - crowd cheer wildly. Band of the Lancers passing. More shots of the long procession moving through thick crowds through Hyde Park.

    Police pushing crowds around Buckingham Palace trying to organise them. Police carrying a woman away - she seems to be hurt - probably crashed by the crowds. Royal Carriage reaching slowly Buckingham Palace. Close ups shot of the Royal Carriage with King and Queen in it. Royal carriage entering the Buckingham Palace.

    Royal family at the balcony of Buckingham Palace - crowds cheer wildly. Pan across the huge crowds at Buckingham Palace. Cut back on balcony - King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary, Princesses Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Margaret and several other members of Royal Family.

    Royal Family posing for photographs. King and Queen on throne with their enormously long Coronation robes. King Queen and Princesses - all in their long Coronation robes. Several more photos, now including Queen Mary, Dukes, Duchesses etc. Night shots of the illuminated Buckingham palace - crowds cheer in dark. King and Queen waving from the balcony of the illuminated Palace.

    Letters 'THE END' superimposed on crown.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:00:00 / 01:13:46:00
    Coronation Special 1937 - Reel 7

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