• Short Summary

    The nation welcomes arrival of Prince Charles, second in line to throne.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "A PRINCE IS BORN".


    General view, night shot of Buckingham Palace. Two lighted windows in Palace where baby, Prince Charles, was born.
    General view of exterior of B.B.C. building. Close up shot of Franklin Engleman, BBC announcer reading the bulletin announcing the birth of Prince Charles. Newspaper, seen over man's shoulder.
    Long shot of the people standing round Queen Victoria memorial, pan to general view of Buckingham Palace. Pan people reading announcement hanging on Palace railings. Back of people reading announcement on railings. Pan along crowd.
    Close up shot of register of births. Registrar putting register in the briefcase. Close up shot of the registrar.
    Long shot of gun in Hyde Park, with gun team in full dress and crowd standing round. Guns fire salute. Close up shot of gun firing salute. Long shot of line of guns, one fires. Close up shot of gun firing salute.
    Several good shots of Westminster Abbey.
    Queen Charlotte's Hospital. Long shot of four nurses holding the seven babies that were born at the same time as Prince Charles. Two nurses holding three babies, pan to two nurses holding the other four babies.
    Several more shots of the crowds around Buckingham Palace.
    Medium shot of Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Close up shot of Princess Elizabeth.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:02:00 / 01:22:01:00

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