Proclamation of King Edward VIII's Coronation at St. James' Palace.
Full title reads: "Coronation day. Proclamation at St James' Palace".
St James' Palace, London.
L/S of balcony of Friary Court. Garter King of Arms and other dignitaries walk onto balcony. In courtyard stand regiment of Royal Coldstream Guards. Spacing from 01:43:2 to 01:43:36. C/U of buglers playing fanfare on balcony. Pan along row of men in ceremonial robes, some carrying maces to Sir Gerald Wollaston. Sir Gerald reads from a large scroll - he announces the forthcoming Coronation of King Edward VIII (aka Prince of Wales, Duke of Windsor. Item is mute from 01:44:06 to 01:44:14. Brief L/S of people standing on other part of balcony, could be Royal Family. Spacing from 01:44:19 - 01:44:33. Panning shot crowd and Guardsmen listening to proclamation from pavement. Spacing from 01:44:59 to 01:45:05. Pan from Sir Wollaston to buglers playing fanfare. Mute from 01:45:16 to 01:45:19 (end of item).
Note: looks like item has been reedited at some point, large chunks of sound track and neg. are missing.