• Short Summary

    Procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey before George VI's coronation.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'Pathe Pictures - has the honour to present - The Coronation of - Their Majesties King George VI & Queen Elizabeth'.


    High angle shots panning across area outside Buckingham Palace showing crowds and motorcade leaving for the abbey. Carriage procession of Prime Ministers leaves the Palace. Horseguards present arms. Members of the royal family leave the Palace in carriages. Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret Rose are just seen in closed carriage with Princess Mary (Princess Royal). Duchess of Gloucester (Princess Alice) and Duchess of Kent (Princess Marina)in closed carriage.

    Horseguards lead Coronation carriage carrying King George VI (formerly Prince Albert, Duke of York) and Queen Elizabeth (former Duchess of York, later Queen Mother) out of the Palace forecourt. Several shots of carriage in procession going round the Victoria Memorial and down the Mall. Duke of Gloucester (Prince Henry) and Duke of Kent (Prince George) on horseback ride behind the carriage.

    High angle shots of procession and crowds on the Mall, Admiralty Arch. Queen Mary in closed coach with her sister-in-law, Queen Maud of Norway. Among those seen in the procession are Dominion and Colonial escorts, Yeoman of the Guard, Indian escort, detachment of infantry. Royal Navy marching and lining route. People watching from rooftops. Horseguards band. King's Bargemaster Bozzy Phelps (sp?) and the King's Twelve Watermen.

    Westminster Abbey. Princesses Elizabeth, Margaret and Princess Royal arrive followed by other members of royal family. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth arrive at the Abbey and go inside.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:58:00 / 01:20:17:00

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