Royal Spring Wedding - Technicolor 1963

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    Wedding of Princess Alexandra. Includes footage of most of the Royal Family.

    This item is filmed in Technicolor.

    Westminster Abbey, London.

    SGV. Westminster Abbey. SV. & SCU. People sleeping on pavement. SV. & CU. Girl sleeping on pavement in sitting position. SV. People at roadside. SCU. Woman pouring liquid from flask into beaker. SV. & CU. Road sweepers at work. SV. Crowd. GV. Men walking along the crowds selling Union Jacks.

    GV. Elevated, cars arriving outside the Abbey. SV. Earl Louis Mountbatten arriving. SV. Dr Fisher, former Archbishop of Canterbury, arriving. SV. Foreign Secretary Lord Home and Lady Home arriving. SV. Mr and Mrs Duncan Sandys arriving. SV. Mr Rab Butler, Lady Clementine Churchill and Mrs Butler arriving. SV. Guests going into the Abbey.

    Angle shot, interior, roof of the Abbey. GV. Elevated, guests assembling in the Abbey. SV Guests. Britain's Prime Minster Mr Harold Macmillan, top right. SCU. Lord and Lady Avon (Anthony Eden and wife). GV. Guests assembling. SCU. Lord and Lady Clement Attlee. GV. Guests standing. GV. From left to right - Princess Marina, Prince Michael and the Duchess of Kent walking down the aisle. SV. Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon arriving.

    GV. Outside Kensington Palace, Princess Alexandra's car leaves and goes past camera. SV. Crowd. GV. Queen's car arriving outside the Abbey. SV. Prince Charles, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen Elizabeth II getting out of car. GV. Pan as Princess Alexandra's car makes its way across Horseguards' Parade.

    LV. Trumpeters sounding fanfare inside the Abbey. SV. Prince Philip, the Queen and Prince Charles walking down the aisle preceded by the Dean of Westminster. SV. As the royal family walk to their places. SCU. The best man Peregrine Fairfax and the bridegroom, Angus Ogilvy. GV. Congregation assembled. SCU. Countess and Earl of Airlie, the groom's parents. SV. From left to right, the Queen Mother, Prince Charles, Prince Philip and the Queen. SV. Guests on Angus's side of the family. SCU. Princess Marina talking to the Queen Mother.

    GV. Princess Alexandra's car arriving at the Abbey, camera zooms in as the Duke of Kent gets out of the car. SV. Crowd. SV. The Duke escorting the bride, Princess Alexandra, into the Abbey.

    GV. Trumpeters sounding fanfare inside Abbey. SV. Members of the royal family rising. GBV. Bride being escorted down the aisle by her brother, followed by the bridesmaids and pages. LV. The altar, pan down to the bride and her brother. GV. Angus Ogilvy waiting. SV. & GV. The bride and the Duke walking along the nave. SV. They near the groom who takes his place at the bride's side. GV. Princess Anne walks forward and takes the bride's bouquet. CU. The Archbishop of Canterbury. GV. The bride and groom climb the steps to stand in front of the Archbishop.

    GV. Elevated, with the bride and groom at the altar - four shots - natural sound starts here. GV. Duke of Kent steps forward in answer to the question "Who giveth this woman to be married to this man?" - natural sound ends. GV. Ceremony in progress - natural sound starts again. Several shots of the ceremony. GV. Ceremony in progress. SV. The best man steps forward and hands the ring to the Archbishop.

    SCU. The ring being blessed and then handed to groom, camera pans over to show Princess Alexandra as Mr Ogilvy places the ring on her finger. SV. & GV. Ceremony in progress - natural sound. SV. Lord Airlie and others. GV. Ceremony in progress. BGV. Congregation - the end of natural sound.

    SV. Princess Alexandra and Mr Ogilvy stand up to go into St. Edward the Confessor's Chapel to sign registers. SV. Bridesmaids sitting down on cushions in the aisle. CU. The Archduchess Elizabeth of Austria, six year old junior bridesmaid sitting on the floor. GV. Princess Alexandra and her husband walk towards St. Edward the Confessor's chapel. CU. Bridesmaid and pageboy. SV. Princess Margaret, Lord Snowdon and Duke of Gloucester. SV. The Queen Mother and Prince Charles. SV. Two Nigerian guests. LV. The Princess and her husband come from St. Edward the Confessor's Chapel. Princess Anne and Princess Alexandra exchange a few words and then they walk forward. CU. As they walk forward. LV. They curtsey and bow to the Queen. CU. As they walk forward.

    LV Bride and groom walk down the steps from the nave. LV. Guests watching. LV. & GV. Elevated, as they walk up the aisle. CU. Pan, Mr Ogilvy. LV. They walk towards camera round the tomb of the Unknown Warrior, bow to the Archbishop of Canterbury, pan to the bridesmaids and pageboys coming along behind.

    LV. Exterior, Bride and groom come out and stand on the kerb. Groom pats his wife's hand. GV. & LV. As the glass coach draws up in front of the couple. SV. Princess Marina and the Duke of Kent. LV. The bride is helped into the coach with her long train. SV. The Duke of Kent, Princess Marina and Duchess of Kent. LV. Pan, the glass coach moves away. GV. Elevated, pan as the glass coach moves away.
    CU. Duke of Gloucester. CU. Princess Margaret. CU. Princess Margaret showing her hairstyle round her hat. CU. Small girl sitting on someone's shoulders. CU. & LV. Pan, the bride waving from the glass coach as it makes its way back to St. James' Palace. GV. Pan as the coach turns from the Mall into St. James' Palace for reception. Mr Ogilvy and the bride wave, pan to back view.

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