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    Attention of the press is centred around Group Captain Peter Townsend and speculations over his possible marriage to Princess Margaret. Despite a great pressure Mr Townsend refuses to talk.

    Merano, Bristol & London.

    GV. Group Captain Peter Townsend walking past camera dressed partly in jockey kit and jodhpurs. GV. Grandstand at Merano race track. SCU. Townsend looking at race card. AS. Jockey board showing Col. Townsend No 5. SCU. Townsend in jockey uniform and cap talking to officials. SV. Crowd watching. SCU. Pan, Townsend riding past on his horse before race. SV. Sabena helicopter on heliodrome in Brussels being inspected by Townsend. SV. Townsend with officials alongside helicopter, & CU.

    LV. Aircraft arriving on Bristol airport. SV. Police officer. Pan, Townsend walking to his car with members of the press. LV. Press and cameramen around Townsend's car. CU. Townsend getting into his car on the aerodrome. SV. Towards, Townsend drives away from aerodrome surrounded by press.

    GV. Crowds outside Clarence House. SV. Crowds waiting. SV. Two cameramen waiting with cameras. SV. Line of cameras and equipment. LV. Townsend's house (where he is staying with friends). 19 Lowndes Square, Knightsbridge. SV. Showing the front door. TV. Pan, cars all lined up and crowds with the press waiting. Townsend's car in centre of picture. SV. Mass of photographers. SV. Townsend's car showing saddle resting on back seat. SV. Mass of photographers. Townsend walking out of house amidst crowds and the press. SV. Police making way for Townsend through the crowds. SV. Townsend putting stuff in boot of car and closes it. CU. Front of car. SCU. Townsend getting into his car and starts it. Pan, car leaving.

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    British Pathé
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    01:39:10:00 / 01:41:27:00
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    Sport & Leisure Historical Figures & Celebrities Travel & Exploration Entertainment & Humour War & Revolution
    The Crown - order 5.4.2016 LA VOIE LACTÉE - Princess Margaret, Peter Townsend, mariage Margaret Belgravia Belgravia
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