• Short Summary

    Coronation of the Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey - Abbey ceremony & parade.

  • Description

    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.

    Queen is presented with Royal Sceptre, Orb, and she is crowned by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Royal family watching the ceremony. Top shot of the Queen being crowned (slightly out of focus).

    Queen walks with clergy to Chair of State. As she sits, Archbishop of Canterbury pays homage to her as his sovereign. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh kneels and swears his loyalty, then kisses her on left cheek and leaves. Several shots of the dignitaries, peers, and clergy. Queen receives communion. The end of ceremony - Queen and her entourage walking slowly out of the cathedral - choir sings the National Anthem. Queen leaving the Abbey in State Coach.

    Various shots of the cheering crowds and Coronation parade - British troops, Empire troops, bands, coaches with guests from various countries parading through the crowded streets. Queen's State Coach moving slowly through crowded streets - Queen and Prince Philip wave occasionally. Long shot of the Buckingham palace. Several good shots of the troops marching round Victoria Memorial, crowd cheering. Cut back to Queen and Duke in State Coach approaching the Palace. Coach enters the Palace. High angle shots of the crowd running to the Palace gates.

    Various shots of the Royal family on balcony of Buckingham Palace waving to the cheering crowds. Queen, Duke, Queen Mother, Princess Margaret, Prince Charles and Princess Anne in the first row, waving to the crowds from the balcony. Several shots of the formations of planes flying over the Palace. Royal family looking up. Cut back to high angle shot of the Queen leaving the Abbey after crowning ceremony - walking towards camera with the escort.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1511.04
    Media URN:
    70690
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1953
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:17:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:17:00 / 01:49:10:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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