• Short Summary

    Marriage of the Princess Elizabeth and Duke of Edinburgh.

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    Reel 2. Shots of the Abbey. Various shots of the royal party travelling through London streets in royal carriages to Buckingham Palace. High angle shots of the procession. Crowds surge forwards as the procession goes inside the gates of the Palace. Panning shot of young women standing behind the railings of the Palace. High angle panning shot of vast crowds in front of the palace.

    The royal couple come out on to the balcony to wave to the crowds. King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary join them, as do their bridesmaids. More shots of the crowds. The Princess and her new husband pose for photographs, and the newsreel cameras. Shots of the bridesmaids and page boys.

    CU of Elizabeth smiling. C/U of King George and Queen Elizabeth. Princess Margaret and guests. Royal carriage leaves the Palace at dusk. Bridesmaids and the wedding guests rush to the gates to "mingle with the people." The carriage crosses Westminster Bridge. The couple climb aboard the royal train to embark upon their honeymoon. Film ends with a shot of the happy couple.

    Note: Anna Neagle's commentary is suitably reverent and celebratory. Comments about how important the institution of the family is to the royals seem quite ironic today. Towards the end Anna says: "In this Britain a little shabby, a little tired, this gleam... Is it the first glimmering of fresh hope, new courage?"

    Two prints exist - check for best quality. See also "The Princess's Wedding Day Alternative Second Reel."

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    Film ID:
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    British Pathé
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    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:27:00 / 01:25:02:00

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