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    The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey, London.

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    The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey, London.

    Various dawn shots of Buckingham Palace, the lights go out on the Mall, Tower Bridge is silhouetted in the sunrise. Brief shot of Coronation Arches. Several shots of the large crowds of people that have camped out overnight on the streets, some are asleep others are looking cold and are wrapped in blankets. C/U of small child sitting down eating a sandwich, while a woman powders her nose, a woman drinks tea from cup, while a road sweeper cleans the road.

    M/S of Royal Trumpeters beginning fanfare. M/S of the Queen leaving the Palace, she walks down steps, Brief shot of the Duke of Edinburgh standing on steps. Nice L/S of Prince Charles (Prince of Wales) and Princess Anne (Princess Royal) are looking from Palace Window. M/S of Queen And the Duke in the Royal State Coach. Coach pulls away.

    SV. Queen and Duke seated in State Coach. SV. Coach pulling away. Pan with Queen and Duke. GV. Procession making it's way round Memorial and up Mall. SV. Sovereign's escort coming out of Palace. GV. Packed stands. GV. People waving. GV. From Admiralty Arch, coach in procession, approaching Trafalgar Square. SV. Pan, Household Cavalry passing King Charles statue. GV. Elevated coach coming from under Admiralty Arch. & The Queen Mother's coach. SV. State coach turning from Embankment and towards Parliament Square (many cheers). GV.

    Elevated, State Coach approaching N.E. corner Parliament Green. SV. Pan, State coach approaching N.E. corner Parliament Green. LV. Churchill alighting and taking off hat to crowd. LV. Back view, Queen Mother entering Westminster Abbey annexe. LV. Earl Marshal waiting outside annexe. LV. State coach pulls up outside annexe. Brief shot of the Prime Minister Winston Churchill stepping out of his carriage.

    The ceremony begins. Various shots of the Queen's procession up the nave. The long train that follows her robe is carried by the Maids of Honour. The dignatories and guests look on. Abbey organ plays. M/S of the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret standing. Brief shot of the Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip).

    M/S of Queen approaching Chair of Estate. The Maids of Honour arrange train. SV. Queen standing at Chair of Estate. SV. Queen leaving Chair of Estate, walks across theatre for recognition. SV. Queen curtsies in answer to recognition. LV. Queen arriving at Chair of Estate for oath. SV. Queen seated in Chair of Estate. Archbishop in foreground.

    SV. Top view, Queen seated in Chair of Estate. to receive bible. SV. Moderator of the Church of Scotland walks forward from altar with book, bows before Queen and kneels before her. SV. Top view, Moderator kneeling, hands book to Queen. SV. Moderator steps back and stands before Queen. LV. Moderator standing before the Queen. SV. Queen being invested with white robe prior to anointing.

    LV. Elevated, knights of Garter holding canopy of gold cloth. Queen walking towards St. Edward's Chair. SV. Queen accompanied by Clergy walking towards St. Edward's Chair. SV. Queen turning in front of Chair and sits. LV. Top view, Knights of the Clergy placing canopy of cloth of gold over Queen. M/S of the Queen Mother with Prince Charles (Prince of Wales). Elevated Queen being assisted into Supertunics, cloth of Gold. CU. Queen doing up belt of Supertunics. SV. Queen doing up belt, turns about and walks towards Edward's Chair.

    (Continued on tape PM0084 at 01:00:02)

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:28:00 / 01:54:44:00

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