• Short Summary

    Garter King of Alms proclaims King George VI new sovereign, after abdication of King George VI.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Proclamation of the New Sovereign George VI".

    London.

    After abdication of King Edward VIII (Prince of Wales, Duke of Windsor) an official announcement declared Prince Albert (Duke of York), King George VI.

    Various shots of members of Accession Council gathering at St. James' Palace. Good C/U of Winston Churchill in ceremonial uniform and cocked hat. According to narrator the date is 12th December 1936. Large crowds watch from pavements.

    M/S of men in ceremonial robes on Palace balcony. They are lead out by Hereditary Earl Marshal of England, the Duke of Norfolk. After the heralds play a fanfare, the Garter King of Arms reads from scroll proclaiming Prince Albert the new king of England. The National Anthem - 'God Save the King' - is played.

    Night shots of Royal Guards and Royal Horse Guards marching towards Charing Cross. We hear the sound of canons being fired.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    901.16
    Media URN:
    13264
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:54:00 / 01:51:03:00
    Canister:
    36/100

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