• Short Summary

    Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, includes footage of their journey from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Pathe Pictures has the honour to present the Coronation of Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. London.

    L/S of crowds of people waiting outside Buckingham Palace, the camera pans across them to the Victoria memorial statue. The motor car procession of foreign representatives makes its way out of the palace, aerial shot of crowds. M/S as carriage procession of Prime Ministers from India, Burma and the Colonies leaves the palace, including Stanley Baldwin, MacKenzie King, Mr Lyons and Mr Savage.

    Guards stand to attention as members of the royal family leave in their carriages, first is Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II), Princess Margaret and Princess Mary, then Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, and Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent. M/S of Buckingham Palace with guards riding in front and state coach coming through the gates, very good shot of the ornate coach which holds Prince Albert, Duke of York, and Elizabeth, Duchess of York, soon to be King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. It continues down the Mall as people cheer it on. The coach is drawn by a team of 8 Windsor greys. Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, and Prince George, Duke of Kent, are amongst those riding behind as personal aides to the King. M/S as coach passes, various shots of procession and crowds through Admiralty Arch, M/S of Queen Mary and her sister-in-law Queen Maud of Norway in their carriage.

    The Yeoman of the Guard, Indian escort and infantry pass underneath the Arch. Aerial shot royal navy marching. M/S of state coach passing under Arch. Various shots as procession continues. The King's Barge Master passes by. L/S pan down Westminster Abbey, M/S as a coach draws up and Princess Elizabeth, Princess Margaret and Princess Mary get out and enter the Abbey. Queen Maud and Queen Mary get out of their carriage. L/S as the state coach arrives and the royal couple get out.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:55:00 / 01:23:13:00
    Coronation Special 1937 - Reels 1 and 2

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