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    Princess Elizabeth arrives, leaves Westminster Abbey and greets the clergy.

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    Westminster Abbey

    Newspaper clip states although the Princess Elizabeth attends the Maundy ceremony in place of the King, she is not taking part in the historic ceremony. The token act of 'washing the feet' of 54 poor and aged people - one for each year of the sovereign's life - derives from Christ's act of humility to hid disciples and can only be performed by the King or the Lord High Almoner.

    L.S. Westminster Abbey from Deans Yard. M.S. The two towers. M.S. Crowd waiting for Princess Elizabeth at the Abbey. Pan. L.S. Crowds waiting by Victoria Street. S.C.U. Princess Elizabeth alighting from car. M.S. Police holding back the crowds. M.S. Princess Elizabeth with The Rev. Alan Campbell Don. followed by other Clergy M.S. Rev Alan Don shaking hands with Elizabeth outside the Abbey. L.S. Royal Car leaving. M.S. Yeoman of the Guard leaving the Abbey. M.S. Old Lady with money in her hand and crowds around. C.U. Money in the Old Lady's hand. M.S. Two people arriving at the Abbey. (Pan.) M.S. Princess Elizabeth alighting from Royal Car. M.S. Elizabeth entering the Abbey and being received by the Dean, The Rev. Alan Campbell Don, Also shaking hands with other Clergy. L.S. Verger, followed by the Dean and Elizabeth walking through the Cloisters followed by other Clergy. S.C.U. Elizabeth and the Dean leaving the Abbey. M.S. Elizabeth shaking hands with the Clergy and the Dean and entering the Royal Car, M.S. Clergy watching the Car leave.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:36:00 / 01:19:28:00
    UN 2107 C

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