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    Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, includes return journey to Buckingham Palace.

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    Coronation of King George VI (Prince Albert, Duke of York) and Queen Elizabeth (Duchess of York, Queen Mother). London.

    L/S high angled shot of huge procession marching through Piccadilly Circus on their way back to Buckingham Palace. Various shots as Colonial contingents, Burmese contingents and one from each of the Dominions pass by followed by band of Canadian Government. L/S of people on roofs watching. Canadian North West mounted police ride through followed by Royal Horse Artillery and Cavalry of the Line (?).

    Two people sit on a street sign to get a better look. L/S of Band and Pipes of the Scots Guards and Band of 16th/5th Lancers on horseback followed by Indian Orderly Officers, air force, army, and navy aides, Home Commanders in Chief and Sea Lords etc. A battery from the Royal Horse Artillery rides through followed by the royal navy.

    M/S as Royal Standard is flown. M/S as Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent emerge from Westminster Abbey and climb into glass coach in their robes. M/S as Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret Rose come out and get into another carriage followed by Queen Mary, Princess Elizabeth looks out of the window. M/S of guests standing around. M/S as Coronation coach draws up. King George VI emerges wearing Imperial state crown and carrying orb and sceptre, Queen Elizabeth is with him. M/S as the coach sets off across Parliament square, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, and Prince George, Duke of Kent, follow on their horses. M/S of boats on river and children waving. Various shots as it makes its way through the city past cheering crowds. Aerial L/S of regiments marching through Trafalgar Square followed by Coronation coach. Dominion Colonial contingents and navy march through. Queen Mary and the young Princesses pass as people cheer. Life Guards follow on horseback. King and Queen drive through. Queen Mary's coach passes St. James's Palace and the Princesses look out. Crowds use periscopes to see them. Various shots as Coronation coach rides through Piccadilly Circus.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:23:00 / 01:56:10:00
    Coronation Special 1937 - Reel 6

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