• Short Summary

    Crowds wait outside Clarence House for news of Princess Margaret's baby.

  • Description

    Title reads: "It's A Boy".

    Clarence House, London.

    L/S of Clarence House. Various shots members of the press and television camera crews waiting outside the gates for news of David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Lindley's birth. M/S windows in Clarence House of room where Princess Margaret will give birth. M/S changing of the guard. More shots people waiting outside Clarence House, including policemen. C/U Sir John Peel, Queen's gynaecologist, leaving his home. Various shots Dr. Vernon Hall, anaesthetist, leaving Kings College Hospital. More shots crowds outside Clarence House. C/U an official hanging up notice announcing birth, crowds gather around to look. Panning shot Queen Elizabeth II's car driving through gates of Clarence House. Library shots: Princess Margaret with husband Anthony Armstrong-Jones (Lord Snowdon).

    Spacing follows. Montage of library shots showing Margaret's life so far: Queen Mother's childhood home Glamis castle, Scotland. Margaret as baby pushed in pram around castle grounds. Margaret as child with rest of family at Balmoral, also at Highland Games and Craithie church at around the same time. Margaret aged 10 planting tree at Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. As child singing "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree" with Queen Mother and her father, King George VI at King's boys' camp. As a teenager at girl guide camp. Taking salute at Sea Ranger parade with Queen (then Princess Elizabeth). On first official visit, at St Pancras nursery school. Posing with royal family on announcement of Elizabeth's engagement. At Elizabeth's wedding as bridesmaid. As adult: in Italy on holiday, at horse jumping show in Rome, visiting children's hospital, visiting Kenya and West Indies. At Windsor Royal Lodge posing with Tony Armstrong-Jones at time of engagement. With Tony at Covent Garden Opera House. Margaret and Tony Armstrong-Jones' (Lord Snowdon) marriage at Westminster Cathedral.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1740.11
    Media URN:
    54007
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:45:00 / 01:30:33:00
    Canister:
    61/89

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