Patriotic documentary showing the wedding of Princess Margaret and crowds of well-wishers.
A documentary about the marriage of Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones.
Film begins with a montage of images of banners, metal crowns and flower arrangements decorating the streets. Two young women buy a souvenir newspaper. Crowds of people at dusk mill around the approach to Buckingham Palace. Top shot of four young people "preparing for the gay adventure of sleeping out" - they tune in a portable radio. Various C/Us of people sleeping out on the streets. One young boy has a small Union Jack flag. Montage - neon lights of Piccadilly, C/Us of revellers - people wearing party hats and blowing party "meepers", two sailors laughing. A street entertainer plays the drums surrounded by people. They are all singing "Knees Up Mother Brown." Montage of "jolly Cockney" footage - people singing and dancing in the streets and eating Jellied Eels "down Lambeth way." C/U of the Sphinx statue on the Embankment at night. A busker plays the violin at the base of the statue, two lovers look out at the Thames. C/U of Big Ben, pan down to a tramp sleeping on a bench. Various shots of people sleeping out waking up.
Drinking from Thermos flasks and putting on make-up. Top shots of crowds lining streets. M/S of the royal carriage passing the camera. C/U of women looking through cardboard periscopes. High angle shot of the parade. Various shots of the Horseguards, the carriage, ecstatic crowds waving little flags and taking photographs. Parade travelling towards Westminster and arriving at the Abbey. C/U of the carriage door being opened and Prince Philip helping Princess Margaret out and through the covered corridor. Interior of the Abbey.
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