Coronation of the Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey - ceremony in the Abbey.
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 huge crowds around Buckingham Palace waiting for the Queen to appear. State Coach leaving the palace, huge crowd cheering - almost deafening noise. State Coach with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh moving slowly through the packed streets of central London towards Westminster Abbey. Crowd cheering, Queen and Duke wave occasionally. Some good shots of heavily decorated streets.
Queen Mother's coach arriving to Abbey. Crowds on stands watching. People on stands rise as State Coach arrives. Duke of Norfolk waits for the Queen at the entrance. Queen enters the Abbey.
Several high angle shots of the Abbey interior, St Edward's Chair and the Chair of State are seen. Queen moving slowly down the isle - choir singing. Guests, peers and members of Royal family looking on.
Fanfare start the ceremony. Queen Elizabeth swears to govern the people of her Empire in accordance to laws and customs of its countries. She signs the pledge. Queen is then presented with Bible by the Moderator of the Church of Scotland - during this part of ceremony the Queen is sitting on Chair of State. Queen walks to sit in St. Edward's chair with four Knights of the Clergy holding a canopy over her head. She is helped into Supertunics - cloth of Gold. Royal family looking on from their box. After being anointed, the Queen sits in King Edward's chair again. Dean of Westminster brings a cross to the Archbishop of Canterbury who places it to Queen's right hand.