• Short Summary

    The Queen takes her traditional trip from Buckingham Palace to Palace of Westminster.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Opening Of Parliament".

    London. State opening of Parliament by Queen Elizabeth II.

    LV Household Brigade lined up in the forecourt at Buckingham Palace. CU Royal Standard flying on the roof of Buckingham Palace. SV Towards Queen Alexandra State coach conveying the Imperial State Crown, the Sword of State and the Cap of Maintenance. (The Imperial Crown has 2,783 diamonds, 277 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds and five rubies). SV Towards and pan, the Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh driving out of Buckingham Palace in the Irish State Coach with sovereign's escort. CU Woman with cine camera. GV Towards as Queen Alexandra State Coach conveying the Crown comes out of the Horseguards Parade into Whitehall, zoom in to a CU pan as the Imperial Crown goes by in the coach.

    GV Zoom in to sentry box as guardsman gets thrown from his horse at Horseguards, the horse standing up, the guardsman still on the ground, and police move in to help. SV Crowds watching. SV The guardsman's horse now being led away pan to the guardsman being helped away. SV Crowds watching.

    LV As the Queen and Duke approach in the Irish State Coach out of Horseguards into the Mall zoom in to CU pan as the Queen and Duke wave from the coach. GV as the royal procession moves past the House of Commons along to the House of Lords. SV Crowds watching. GV as the royal coach approaches the House of Lords, pan as it goes past to back view and the coach almost comes to a stop while there is confusion with the leading horse getting mixed up with the others, zoom in to the outriders assisting the horses and putting them straight, the coach slowly moves off and goes into the entrance of the House of Lords, zoom back to GV of the set up.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:02:00 / 01:50:27:00

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