Events and ceremonies to announce the new realm of Queen Elizabeth II
CU. Queen Elizabeth II (formerly Princess Elizabeth). SV. Dignitaries for Queen's aircraft at London Airport. SV. Duke of Gloucester, Lord Chamberlain, (Earl of Clarendon) , and others talking SV. Winston Churchill and Clement Attlee walking together SV. Pan, Attlee and Churchill walking amongst crowd. LV. Dignitaries waiting for aircraft. SV. B.O.A.C. (BOAC - British Overseas Airways Corporation) Aircraft "Atlanta" taxiing in. SV. Churchill and others waiting. SV. Queen descending steps of aircraft, followed by Duke. She shakes hands with dignitaries. LV. Princess shaking hands with dignitaries. SV. Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh walk over and shake hands with Captain of Aircraft and rest of crew.
MV. Royal Horse Artillery riding through Marble Arch. & MV. LV. Crowd. Various shots of field gun salutes for New Queen. GV. Tower of London, pan down to guns. SV. Guns firing SV. Back view, gun firing. SV. Naval cadets outside King's Lynn Town Hall. SV. Mayor of Kings Lynn, Commander F. Basil Humphrey. Crowd. SV. People looking on. SV. Mace bearers. LV. Alderman and dignitaries on dais.
Proclamation at Edinburgh, Scotland .
GV. Mercat Cross, Edinburgh. SV. St. Giles Cathedral. SV. Towards Queen's Archers in procession, marching towards Mercat Cross. LV. Civic dignitaries in procession going towards cross. SV. Pan, dignitaries SV. Pan, civic guard with spears covered in black. GV. Elevated, procession walking towards cross. SV. Top view, pan dignitaries walking towards Cross LV. People on balcony looking on. MV. Elevated, judges in procession. LV. Heralds nearing Cross. LV. Proclamation being read, pan down to Scottish Infantry. SV. Scottish infantrymen. LV. Lord Lyon reading proclamation. GV. Crowd - proclamation dignitaries in foreground.
GV. People waiting at St. James's Palace for proclamation. LV. Heralds on balcony of St. James's Palace. SV. Winston Churchill looking out of window. LV. People looking on. SV. Herald including Earl Marshal, Duke of Norfolk on balcony. LV. St. James's Guard. GV. Herald Garter Kings at Arms Hon Sir G. R. Bellow, reading proclamation. (nat. snd.) "Whereas it has pleased Almighty God to call to his mercy our late Sovereign Lord, King George V1, of blessed and glorious memory, by whose decease the crown is solely and rightfully come to the high and mighty Princess, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary We therefore, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of this realm being here assisted with these of his late Majesty's Privy Counsel and representatives of other member of the Commonwealth with other principal gentlemen of quality, with the Lord Mayor Alderman, and citizens of London, do now hereby with one voice and consent of tongue and heart publish and proclaim that the high and mighty Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary is now, by the death of our late Sovereign of happy memory, become Queen Elizabeth II".
GV. Crowd outside Royal Exchange. GV. Heralds and dignitaries standing on steps of Exchange. SV. Exchange flag at half-mast. GV. Elevated, massed crowds pan to heralds and dignitaries. CU. Herald reading proclamation from.... beseeching God by whom Kings and Queens do reign to bless the Royal Princess Elizabeth II with long and happy years to reign over us "Herald finishes speaking at (31) GV. Massed crowd (Fanfare) SV. Crowd. LV. Heralds and dignitaries, standing on steps of Exchange. GV. Heralds pan to massed crowd (Fanfare Ends.) GV. Clarence House with Royal Standard flying. LV. Standard flying on Clarence House, pan down to Guards, on parade. LV. Crowd outside Clarence house.
SV. Towards and pan, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh leaving by car. LV. Back view, car driving away through crowd. SV. Back view people reading proclamation CU. Pan, two women reading proclamation. SV. Proclamation.
SV. Towards, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh honeymooning at Romsey. SV. Royal couple looking at Wedding photographs. CU. Queen. pan to Duke of Edinburgh. SV. Side shot, Royal couple looking at photographs.
SCU. Princess Elizabeth and Margaret in Guides uniform holding pigeon. CU. Princess Elizabeth putting message in to carriers. SV. Princess Elizabeth releasing pigeon. SCU. Princess Elizabeth driving army truck. & CU. SV. Princess removing hat before delving into innards of car engine. CU. Princess Elizabeth in overalls by truck. SV. Princess walking forward with Druid in Wales. LV. Ceremony as she is made a Bard. & SV. SV. Princess now a Bard, walking away. SV. Princess's 21st Birthday in South Africa walking on Table Mountain. SV. Queen holding Prince Charles watched by Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Charles playing with mother's necklace. SCU Prince Charles on Queen's knee CU. Prince Charles. CU. Prince and Queen.
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