• Short Summary

    Marriage of the Princess Elizabeth and Duke of Edinburgh.

  • Description

    Reel 1. Documentary tracing lead up to the royal wedding and the event itself.

    Described by Anna Neagle. L/S high angle of crowds in Trafalgar Square. Various top shots of crowds lining the streets interspersed with closer shots of crowds and shots of policemen controlling the spectators. Big Ben. C/U Duke of Edinburgh standing in the grounds of Kensington Palace - men (presumably employees of the Duke) stand around and smile. The Royal Standard flies. Various shots of Buckingham Palace and the Royal Carriage taking Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret to the ceremony. The Duke of Edinburgh leaves Kensington Palace, his workers wave. One man has a chimney sweep's brush. His car is waved off.

    Buckingham Palace - royal procession. King George VI and the Princess in royal carriage. Various shots of the carriage travelling through London streets - many people cheering and waving, lining the streets. The procession passes Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Wedding party arrives at Westminster Abbey. Princess Elizabeth climbs out of the carriage.

    Interior of the Abbey. Choir sings. C/U of the organist. C/Us of choirboys. C/U of a jewelled cross. Still photograph of the Princess and the Duke standing at the altar. C/Us of various statues in the Abbey. Anna Neagle voices the marriage ceremony. Good C/Us of crowds - all women - standing outside as if listening to the wedding vows. Pan down to one woman's clasped hands. C/U of the marriage certificate. C/U of the Abbey's organist. Procession of the married couple, page boys, bridesmaids etc. through the Abbey. Procession of the guests - many Kings, Queens and Princesses of other nations. Sir Winston Churchill and his wife (?) stand and watch the procession.

    See reel 2.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:01:00 / 01:17:20:00

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