State Opening of Parliament. King George V and Queen Mary drive in state to open Parliament with the traditional ceremony handed down through generations of British history.
M/S of a Royal Carriage, accompanied by footmen, horse guards and a battalion of Beefeater, coming down a crowd lined London street. M/S of the Royal Carriage procession going over Westminster Bridge. M/S of the battalion of Beefeaters waiting outside the doors to the Houses of Parliament. Various shots of a group of men in ceremonial robes and hats and women in fancy gowns and tiaras. Various shots of the footmen and horses from the Royal Carriage waiting outside Parliament.
M/S of the Royal Carriage coming out of the doors to the House, Queen Mary can be seen inside. L/S of the procession coming through Westminster, a statue of a man and a lion is in the foreground. Various shots of the procession, includes horse guards and soldiers in busbies, all the streets are lined with cheering crowds. Various panning M/Ss follows the Royal Carriage, we see the King and Queen nodding and waving to the crowds.
More general shots of the parade. L/S of some of the women in tiaras looking over a balcony at the Houses of Parliament. C/U of three elderly women in very posh gowns and tiaras chatting, look like they are outside the Houses of Parliament.
Note: a few seconds of white spacing appear at 01:40:09 (on Pathe Master tape *PM0364*) - this is not end of item, more to come! AH 2000.