• Short Summary

    Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth announce their engagement.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Royal Romance".

    Story on the engagement of Princess Elizabeth to Prince Philip.

    CU Princess Elizabeth seated in a chair smiles up at Prince Philip, who is sitting on the arm of her chair. Camera pan to Philip (soon to be Duke of Edinburgh) full face, in naval uniform. They chat together (lip movement only) 3/4 length of the two standing arm in arm. CU Elizabeth's hand linked through Philip's arm showing the engagement ring, panning to their faces.

    LS Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Philip chatting to guests at Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, London. Philip particularly interested in some American Naval cadets. LS The Royal family (including Queen Mary, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (Later Queen Mother), Princess Margaret, Duke and Duchess of Gloucester) walking through a lane of guests. LS Crowds surge forward outside gates of Palace. CU Elizabeth and Philip on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. CU the King, Queen and Princess Margaret come out to join the couple. LS of cheering crowds.

    LS the main street of the village of Corsham, Wiltshire where Lieutenant Mountbatten was stationed. MS Exterior view of the Methuen arms, the pub where Lt. Mountbatten played skittles. MS the landlord chatting to Pathe's John Parsons about Prince Philip. CU a barman drinks the health of the royal couple with JP. CU Two men stooping down by the skittles alley, chatting to JP. CU Two locals give a toast with their pints of beer to the royal couple.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    4K at Filmfinity, 2K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:39:00 / 01:54:17:00

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