• Short Summary

    Queen Elizabeth II returns to London to await the birth of her new baby.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Happy royal event soon.


    M/S of the royal train at Liverpool Street station having brought Queen Elizabeth II back from Sandringham. M/S as the Queen walks out to her car with Prince Charles (later Prince of Wales) following behind, they both have a dog on a lead. C/U of a mother and child looking on. M/S pan of royal car leaving the station on its way to Buckingham Palace. L/S Buckingham Palace, camera pans with the car as it drives through the Palace gates. M/S of one of the Queen's doctors Sir John Weir leaving his home. M/S of other doctor Lord Evans coming out of his door. M/S pan of Lord Evans driving off in his car.

    M/S of silk worms being given leaves to eat at Lady Hart Dyke's sericulture farm, they will produce the silk for the new baby's clothes. Good C/U of silk worm munching on leaf. M/S silk worms covered with substance. Various shots of ladies working in the silk mills in Braintree, Essex. M/S of a lady operating warping loom in silk factory. Various shots of Jim Rolfe weaving the silk on a loom, he stops and feels the silk he has woven. Library footage - C/U Princess Elizabeth with Prince Charles as a baby, he is clinging to his mother's pearls. M/S christening of Princess Anne (later Princess Royal), C/U Queen's face, pans down to baby Princess. M/S Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. M/S Queen Mother (formerly Queen Elizabeth) and young Prince Charles sat with Queen and baby.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:01:00 / 01:58:47:00

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