• Short Summary

    Coverage of the Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

  • Description

    Wedding of Elizabeth (The Queen) to Prince Philip in 1947.

    Full title reads: "The Princess Weds".


    LS Back view of Duke and Duchess of Gloucester entering the abbey. LS back view of others arriving, including Winston Churchill and Clementine Churchill. MS Pamela Mountbatten and Lady Caroline Montagu-Douglas-Scott, Bridesmaids, arriving at Westminster Abbey. LS the Guard of honour opposite the abbey.

    MS Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and his best man, the Marquis of Milfordhaven, leaving Kensington Palace. A small crowd cheer him. as he enters car.

    LS Elevated shot of the Irish state coach, carrying the King George VI and Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II), leaving Buckingham Palace. LS Good shot looking down the mall from the palace. CU Police holding back crowds. MS the Irish coach arriving at the Abbey. CU the clock of Big Ben at 11.30 am.

    MS the scene in the abbey. back view of bride and groom, King and Lord Milfordhaven at the altar. (Still shot). CU Shots of ornaments and crosses inside the abbey, the choir sings. MS the Royalty at Prayer, panning to Princess Margaret, chief bridesmaid, the two pages, Prince Michael of Kent and Prince William of Gloucester, and to the bride and groom. (Still shot). MS Statues in the abbey.

    MS Various shots of people in shops listening to the broadcast of the service. CU ornaments in the Abbey. A womans' hand, with a wedding ring and engagement ring resting on a mans. MS Choir singing. VS of British scenes.

    CU the top of the high altar in Westminster abbey. LS Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh lead the procession down the aisle of the abbey after their wedding. Pages, bridesmaids and best man are seen. MS King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother), Queen Mary, Princess Andrew of Greece, King Michael of Romania, Queen Fredericka of Greece, King Feisal of Iraq and on extreme right, King Haakon of Norway. Further down the procession of royalty, Princess Juliana, Prince Bernhard and Earl Louis and Lady Edwina Mountbatten. MS Elizabeth enters the glass coach, followed by Philip. LS the coach moves away from the Abbey. Large crowds are watching and cheering. VS of the coach moving through London.

    LS the royal couple get out of the coach and enter Buckingham Palace. High angle shot of crowds surging forwards. MS Elizabeth and Philip waving to crowds from the balcony. MS The King, Queen and Queen Mary join the bride and groom on the balcony. MS the King, Princess Margaret, Lady Mary Cambridge, Elizabeth, Philip, the Queen and Queen Mary, on the balcony. CU they turn to go back into the palace. Pan across crowd.

    CU Pan up from the embroidered train of the wedding dress to the bride and groom, posing for wedding pictures. LS posed group of wedding party. CU King and Queen. LS posed group of the Royalty of Europe.

    LS the open landau with the royal couple driving to Waterloo station, over Waterloo bridge through waving crowds. MS They alight from carriage at Waterloo, Elizabeth's pet corgi dog getting out first Elizabeth shakes hands with officials as Philip shakes rose petals from himself. CU they shake hands with officials as they enter car.

    CU. End title over head and shoulders shot of the Royal couple taken when they became engaged.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:22:00 / 01:25:18:00

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