• Short Summary

    Duke and Duchess of York become King George VI and Queen Elizabeth - a look at their lives together.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Our King and Queen - Pathe Gazette pictures of episodes in the lives of their Majesties".

    After abdication of King Edward VIII (Prince of Wales, Duke of Windsor), Prince Albert (Duke of York), becomes King George VI. A retrospective look at the official lives of the new King and his wife Queen Elizabeth (aka Duchess of York, later the Queen Mother).

    Various shots of Prince Albert and Elizabeth on their wedding in 1923. We see them set off on honeymoon. Various shots of Prince Albert and Elizabeth on different Royal Tours: visit to Ulster, Northern Ireland in 1924, the African Tour in 1924, the 1927 tour of Empire Countries. We see Prince Albert opening Australian Parliament buildings in Canberra, Australia and with his wife watching Maoris dancing in New Zealand. Lots of great C/Us of Prince Albert and Elizabeth. Good C/U of Albert and Elizabeth on balcony of Buckingham Palace, London. Elizabeth holds one of her infant daughters - probably Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II).

    Note: more shots of Royal tours exist in individual stories from Pathe Gazette issues of 1920s - see separate records for details. AH 2001.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:13:00 / 01:47:52:00

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