• Short Summary

    Almost the entire Royal Family turn up at a wedding - Princess Elizabeth is a bridesmaid.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Sussex. The Royal Wedding. Village of Balcombe thronged to see Lady May Cambridge wedded to Capt. Hy. Abel Smith at the little 13th Century Church."

    Balcombe, Sussex.

    Pan down exterior of Church to show crowds waiting outside. Soldiers of a Guards regiment in full ceremonial uniform march to the Church. Good shots as they march towards the camera.

    Car arrives bringing Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Prince George, Duke of Kent.

    More shots of crowds. They wave as cars pass. Nice shots of Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI) and Duchess of York (later Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) arriving with Princess Elizabeth.

    Bridesmaids walk up to Church with flowers.

    Arrival of Queen Mary. A trumpet salute is played as she walks to Church with clergy. Behind her comes Prince Edward, Prince of Wales (Later King Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor).

    Arrival of the bride, Lady May Cambridge with her father.

    The happy couple Lady May Cambridge and Captain Henry Abel Smith step out of Church. MS and CU.

    The Couple walk out of Church under an archway of soldiers swords. Shots of car leaving.

    Shots of bridesmaids - including Princess Elizabeth, looking cute.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    871.24
    Media URN:
    12775
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:07:00 / 01:44:47:00
    Canister:
    31/86

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