Coronation of the Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey - preparations on the day.
Both, the negative and combined print of this film were transferred - the films are identical and the other can be found on Pathe Master tape *PM1513*. COLOUR.
Various shots of the Grenadier Guards getting ready and being inspected at the morning of the Coronation. Some good close up shots of details on their uniforms.
Various shots of guardsmen leading the horses from stables and getting them ready for the coronation. Several shots of the Drum Major and his horse getting ready for Coronation.
Various shots of the Household Cavalry preparing for the Coronation - shining their uniforms. The State Trumpeters and their horses getting ready. Swords, drums, uniforms, horses being checked, men mounting horses. Several good close up shots of the men at ready.
At the Mews of Buckingham Palace horses and ceremonial coaches are getting ready. Several shots of the Irish State Coach getting ready - this is the Queen Mother's coach. State Coach being wheeled out. Various close up shots of details on the coach - paintings and gold decorations. Various shots of the coach, horses and walking grooms getting ready. State Coach with horses is ready for the Queen.