• Short Summary

    Library footage of Queen Elizabeth II with her family to celebrate birth of Prince Andrew.

  • Description

    Item title reads - The Queen a boy. Blessed event evokes memories of early years of Prince Charles and Princess Anne'.

    M/S crowds outside Buckingham Palace waiting for announcement. M/S cameras on ground. M/S of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, driving through to the palace. M/S Sister Helen Rowe in her uniform answering telephone. M/S as she leaves her house and gets in car. M/S of the Queen's obstetrician, John Peel, leaving his house. M/S crowds lined up outside the palace, M/S two policemen at the gates. Various shots as guns are fired in the parks to announce the birth. M/S Tower of London. M/S as air force fly overhead.

    Library shots show the Queen's wedding. C/U pan up her veil to Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) posing with the Duke of Edinburgh. Various shots as they walk up the aisle followed by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother). The royal landau drives across Westminster bridge with Princess and Duke on the way to honeymoon. M/S's Princess and Duke sitting on garden seat looking at wedding pictures. M/S as they smile into the camera. M/S's as they walk in garden with their corgi dog, they wave to camera as they walk into their house. Interior shots of Princess Elizabeth holding baby Charles with the Duke standing behind (December 1948). The Duke and Princess Elizabeth sit on the lawn playing with baby Prince Charles who sneezes, they laugh. M/S as they pose at the christening of Princess Anne Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth. (October 1950). Interior of Westminster Abbey during the coronation in May 1953. The Duke of Edinburgh steps up onto the throne to pay homage to the Queen, he kisses her on the cheek. L/S Balmoral, M/S Charles and Anne sat with the Queen and Duke. M/S as they walk along in countryside. Various shots of Queen, Duke and the two children feeding two ponies. Charles runs along with one. Various shots of the Queen and Queen Mother at the Royal sale of work, the Queen helps out on a stall and takes money. M/S of the children bending down. M/S as Prince Charles arrives with the Queen for his first day at Cheam school. M/S as they stand on the steps. Various shots as the Queen and Duke watch Charles play cricket. M/S of Buckingham palace. C/U of Queen with baby Anne.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:47:00 / 01:38:13:00

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