• Short Summary

    Procession arrives back at Buckingham Palace, King and Queen on balcony and inside Palace.

  • Description

    Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (continued). Procession from Westminster Abbey back to Buckingham Palace, London.

    Carriage of Queen Mary, Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret approaches Marble Arch.

    Cut to archive footage of the Coronation of King Edward VII in 1901. Crowds cheer the Horseguards and royal coach.

    Back to 1937 where we see the royal coach coming under Marble Arch and round Hyde Park Corner to Constitution Hill. Bands of Lancers and Royal Marines. Outside Buckingham Palace police try to clear crowds from the route of the procession. Royal coach carrying King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother) arrives back at the Palace.

    M/S of royal standard flying. Royal family - King and Queen with Duke and Duchess of Kent (Prince George and Princess Marina) and Duke and Duchess of Gloucester (Prince Henry and Princess Alice) plus others - stand on balcony and acknowledge crowds. High angle view panning over waving and cheering crowds outside Palace. M/S of Queen Mary with Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, King and Queen on balcony. M/S of Pathe cameraman with "the world's most powerful camera lens". More footage of the royals on the balcony. Queen Mary seems to be teaching the little Princesses how to wave in a regal way.

    Inside the Palace we see several shots of the King and Queen in coronation robes, crowns and holding sceptres, posing on thrones, and with others of the royal family (also in coronation robes). These shots were posed specially for the Pathe cameras, according to commentator. Shots of floodlit Palace at night. King and Queen come out onto the balcony to wave to crowds. Dark shot of crowds at night. End titles: 'The End'.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:08:00 / 01:59:47:00

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