Queen Elizabeth, Duke of Edinburgh, Archbishop of Canterbury amongst VIPs at St. Paul's.
Unissued / unused material.
Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) at Consecration Service to restored East End and Commonwealth Memorial, St. Paul's Cathedral, London.
Shots of procession passing down centre aisle of cathedral, including clerical VIPs and Royal Family. Queen and Duke standing in front of altar. Shot of the congregation. Queen receives the altar cloth which she hands to the Dean and he takes it to the altar. Lord Mayor and other city dignitaries in robes. Choir and part of the congregation. A shot of the altar. Procession in the aisle. Lord Bishop kneeling at the altar. Lord Bishop consecrates the altar. Placing cloth on the altar. The Archbishop of Canterbury (Dr. Geoffrey Fisher) at the altar for the blessing. Aldermen in pew. Royal party leaving. Pan down the altar. Choir and clergy arriving. Procession entering the cathedral. Cut in shot of the congregation and clergy, going up to the altar. Choir singing during consecration service of the presentation of the altar cloth to the Dean by the Queen. Congregation. The Archbishop of Canterbury giving the blessing. Queen and Duke leaving.
Duchess of Kent (Princess Marina) and Princess Alexandra arriving. Cut-ins of crowds. Guard of Honour. MS buglers. Views of the royal car coming up Ludgate Hill towards St. Pauls. Car arrives and pulls up at foot of steps. Queen is met by Lord Mayor who precedes the royal couple up the steps. Royal party arriving and entering the Cathedral door. Crowd cut-ins. MS Guard of Honour. Bishop of London and party of dignitaries, including royal couple. Guard of Honour. Royal pair come down steps. Different angle shot of the royal party proceeding from the Cathedral up St. Paul's churchyard en route for the Chaplin House. Royal pair entering Chaplin House. Crowd shots. Brief shot of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan.
Date on dope sheet is 05/05/1958.