• Short Summary

    The Royal Drive to and from the Service at St. Paul's to celebrate the Silver Jubilee.

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    St Paul's Cathedral, London

    Title reads: "Royal Silver Jubilee" (super over Buckingham Palace) Intertitle reads: "State Drive of their Majesties the King and Queen to St Paul's Cathedral" Over all of the images to the end of the story at Buckingham Palace there is a voice over by King George V in which he gives thanks. He mentions in particular the numbers of his people who are unable to find work and those who have disability. He hopes that the fund started by his son the Prince of Wales may be used to help these people become useful citizens. Library footage of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee state drive filmed by Mr J H Prestwich WS. Officers on horse back pass in front of parade. WS. The Golden State coach surrounded by men in Royal livery the coach passes and is followed by Guardsmen on horseback.

    WS. A open topped Landau drawn by 6 Windsor Greys passes through an arch with Guardsmen parading in the foreground. LS. King George V and Queen Mary in the Landau pan as the coach goes. WS. As the Royal Landau passes in front of Buckingham Palace

    WS. As the Royal procession makes its way along past crowds. LS. Crowds leaning out of windows to see the procession. WS. Crowd. WS. Landau with dignitaries in uniform passing in front of dense crowds. WS. High Angle crowds. WS. High Angle as the Royal Landau makes its way past huge crowds. WS. Men in Tricorn hats standing. WS. Royal Landau making its way past the crowds pan with King George and Queen Mary as he salutes the crowds. WS. As The Royal Procession makes it's way towards camera pan with Prince Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor) as he passes in a Landau wearing a bearskin hat. WS. Showing bunting draped across streets as the Royal Landau passes round a corner.

    CU. King George V and Queen Mary in the Royal Landau as it comes to a halt and they climb out. WS. As Queen Mary and King George make their way under a canopy. MS. Pan with King George and Queen Mary as they make their way into St. Paul's. WS. Interior of St. Paul's carving of the Crucifixion. WS. Still image of the King and Queen during the ceremony. WS. Flag. MS. WS. Still of Ceremony in progress. LS. Still of King and Queen during the service. LS. Still of the ceiling of St Paul's. WS. Pan down from Gallery. LS. Still of the service in progress. LS. Window in St Paul's. MS. Flags. Still of King and Queen.

    MS. King and Queen leaving St Paul's after the ceremony the King stops to shake hands with the Bishops. MS. King George and Queen Mary climbing back into their Landau. CU. Queen Mary wearing a hat with a veil. LS. Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret holding hands. MS. Prince Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor) in bearskin as his landau pulls away.

    WS. Crowds. WS. The Royal landau coming towards camera with the dome of St Paul's in the background. MS. King and Queen in their coach as they pass camera pan with the coach. WS. High Angle looking down as the royal landau passes in front of crowds a Union flag flutters in the foreground. WS. High Angle pan with the Royal landau. WS. Streets filled with people where the procession has just passed.

    WS. Pan the Royal landau in front of Buckingham Palace pan to see it pass through the gates. MS. As the landau arrives back inside Buckingham Palace pan as it passes through archway. WS. Crowds start to fill the streets in front of Buckingham Palace. WS. King George V and Queen Mary emerge onto the balcony of Buckingham Palace WS. the Royal family on the balcony. WS. High Angle crowds around the fountain outside Buckingham Palace (The National Anthem is on the sound track starting from the King and Queen arriving on the balcony).

    There is a sound only version of King George's speech which can be found in the UN catalogues in canister UN 130.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:29:00 / 01:31:53:00

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