Various shots of Princess Margaret at events in the mid 1940s.
Compilation of various newsreel items (no sound)
43/41 - Thanksgiving For Victory - King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother), Princess Elizabeth, Princess Margaret and Duchess of Kent walk down steps of St. Paul's Cathedral following a man in ceremonial dress carrying a sword. They have been attending a service of Thanksgiving for Allied military victories in North Africa. C/U Princess Elizabeth. M/S the royal party continue to walk down the steps. The King, in Naval Uniform salutes. he party shake hands with a man in ceremonial dress as they climb into their car. The car moves away from the steps of St Paul's. Other dignitaries gathered on the steps.
44/32 - Many Happy Returns. - (Celebration of Princess Elizabeth's 18th Birthday) - Princess Elizabeth riding a horse. She is joined by Princess Margaret. They come to a stop and are greeted by their father, King George VI who pats Elizabeth's pony on the nose. Queen Elizabeth stands close at hand, she wears a hat with a feather in. C/U Princess Elizabeth looking down from her horse (she is wearing a headscarf). Group shot of the two Princess on horseback with the King and Queen on the ground.
43/66 - Harvest Time on Royal Estate (?) - Queen Elizabeth, King George VI, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret inspect a field of arable crops on their farm at Sandringham. Another man joins the group. C/U Princess Elizabeth. Princess Elizabeth, Princess Margaret and the King on their bicycles. Princess Elizabeth with horse, camera moves to show Princess Margaret. The Royal Family stand with their horses.
44/61 - Princesses With Girl Guides - Group of Sea Rangers and Girl Guides run into slit trench (as if after air raid warning). Princess Elizabeth (in Rangers uniform) is seen going into the trench. In the background is a bell tent. The girls laugh as they stand in the trench. The camera moves along the trench to show Princess Elizabeth. Girl Guides run into the trench. C/U Princess Margaret in the trench. Some of the Guides point to the sky. Food is placed into billy cans (mess tins) held by Princess Margaret. Princess Margaret walks past other Guides with the cans of food. Princess Elizabeth and others wash up. Sea Rangers into rowing boat. They set off, Princess Elizabeth is steering while the others row. The Guides and Rangers sit around the camp fire having a sing song. Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) sits in a chair looking on. The girls do actions as they sing (Elizabeth clearly seen joining in). Queen Elizabeth smiling as she looks on. Princess Margaret singing with fellow Guides. Elizabeth singing. Queen and others clap. C/U Margaret singing. C/U corgi looks on. Everyone around the camp fire does actions. Corgi appears to be ashamed of them. Queen walks from the fire. (Title from next item left on).
44/104 - The Royal Family At Windsor - Princess Elizabeth, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret stand together. They appear to be posing for filming. (Title of next item left on).
45/21 - An Eton Ceremony - King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret walking down steps of Eton College. Schoolboys line the steps. King George knights (Clarence) Henry Marten with a sword. They shake hands and the King awards Sir Henry the blue ribbon of the Royal Victorian Order. Sir Henry shakes hands with the Queen and Princesses. The boys in Eton frock coats give three cheers. (Title of next item left on)
45/54 - Front Page Occasions - Queen Elizabeth and the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret receiving gifts and curtsies from children of the Heritage Craft schools for disabled children at Chailey, East Sussex. A nurse in a very odd hat informs the Queen of what is happening. Young girl in wheelchair presents the Queen with a cushion. Young boys look on. The Queen tests the elasticity of suspended basket in which a young child is seated. A group of young children (some holding Union Jack flags) salute Queen Elizabeth. C/U Princess Elizabeth holding a young baby. Very Dark shots of ship "Queen Elizabeth" moored of Greenock.
UN 1372 - Princess Margaret Rose in St. Pancras - Princess Margaret out of car. Crowds look on. She holds a posy of flowers, camera flashes. Young children play 'Ring o' ring of roses'. Princess Margaret looks at children's craft work. Princess Margaret with children. Outside in the playground with children. Various babies in cots. (This may be either item c or item g on UN1372).
45/68 - King and Queen Lead The Nation's Thanksgiving - King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother), Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret arrive at St. Paul's Cathedral in open carriage. They get out of the carriage to be greeted by various London dignitaries. Pipers line the steps as the Royal Family ascend the steps.
UN 1486 - Princesses in Hyde Park - Large gathering of Girl Guides and Sea Rangers. Sea Rangers march past. Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret descend steps from podium. Princess Elizabeth shakes hands with various Guiding dignitaries.