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  • Short Summary

    Crowds gather at Buckingham Palace to welcome King George V after his illness. London.

  • Description

    Title - 'London's wonderful welcome to the King! The whole nation takes the opportunity - so long desired - of expressing its joy and thankfulness at his His Majesty's return to health'.

    King George V and Queen Mary ride in open coach past masses of cheering subjects. Nice shot looking over heads of crowd and panning as procession passes and enters gates of Buckingham Palace. Shot from above of procession going round in circle.

    Close shot panning on carriage as it passes. Another shot from high up; of crowds filling the courtyard in front of the Palace; the circle round the Queen Victoria statue is completely packed with people. MS King and Queen on balcony, panning over cheering crowd waving hats; etc.

    Royals on balcony: King George V; Princess Mary; Queen Mary holding granddaughter Princess Elizabeth; aged 2 (the future Queen Elizabeth II) and Prince Albert, the Duke of York (the future George VI). More of cheering crowd outside gates.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:20:00 / 01:11:58:00
    ON 369 A

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