• Short Summary

    Princess Margaret and Peter Townsend are weekend guests at Berkshire country house.

  • Description

    Binfield, Berkshire & London.

    More speculations surrounds Princess Margaret's relationship with Group Captain Peter Townsend. GV. Allanbay Park, village of Binfield, Berkshire. SV. Signpost "Binfield / Maidenhead and Henley". GV. Press waiting outside the lodge at Allanbay Park. SV. Press photographers and police waiting outside the main gate. SV. Press waiting. SV. Towards and pan, Princess Margaret's car leaving Allanbay park, Princess Margaret can be seen in the car. SCU. Group Captain Peter Townsend after spending a short time riding, standing beside his horse.

    SV. Royal car drives up along side the Royal train in South Africa. Peter Townsend steps out of the car and walks around to the front. SV. Peter Townsend in the chair on board ship for the crossing of the line ceremony. He is tipped back into the water. SV. Royal family, including Princess Margaret, watching Peter Townsend getting out of water drenched to the skin. Pan back to the Royal family watching. LV. Pan, Royal family with King George VI walking up mountain to Rhodes Memorial with Peter Townsend in the centre, wearing civilian clothes (library).

    GV. Peter Townsend's car driving out of the main gate at Allanbay Park. As his car turns onto the main road, he is followed by members of the press in their cars. Police stops the press cars and Townsend goes on his way. Angle shot, showing No 19 Lowndes Square, Knightsbridge, on pillar. SV. Towards, Peter Townsend walking to his flat escorted by police and surrounded by press.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene G.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    557.14
    Media URN:
    31379
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:55:00 / 01:24:37:00
    Canister:
    55/84

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