• Short Summary

    Royalty and celebrities gather to celebrate the nuptials of Lady Pamela Mountbatten and David Hicks.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Wedding of the year. Hants.

    Romsey, Hampshire. Hicks-Mountbatten wedding - the marriage of Lady Pamela Mountbatten and David Hicks.

    M/S snow falling hard in Romsey, pan up to Abbey. C/U snow covered policeman on duty. M/S crowds lining the route and spectators jumping up and down to keep warm. C/U woman's feet in fur boots. M/S of cars arriving bringing guests to the Abbey. C/U's of two ladies wearing fashionable hats. M/S Douglas Fairbanks and wife arriving. M/S crowds lining the road to the Abbey. C/U Noel Coward arriving. M/S Romsey Abbey. M/S pan of some of the guests walking through the snow to the Abbey. M/S Sir Malcolm Sergeant walking to Abbey. M/S of Lord Clement and Lady Attlee arriving and walking through snow.

    M/S guests going into the Abbey, it is snowing hard. C/U snow covered cameraman. M/S Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, with Prince Charles (later Prince of Wales) arriving at the Abbey entrance. C/U young child waving flag. M/S as the Duke lifts five year old Princess Frederica of Hanover and carries her from the car to the Abbey entrance. M/S battery of cameramen. M/S Earl Mountbatten stepping from his car. Top view: Earl Mountbatten turns and talks to the cameramen he hesitates in front of them before going round to the other side of the car. C/U lady wearing rain proof outfit. M/S Lady Pamela Mountbatten at the Abbey entrance having her train attended to before entering. M/S Romsey Abbey. M/S snow still falling hard prior to the newlyweds coming out. M/S battery of cameramen. M/S Mr. David Hicks and his bride coming out of the Abbey and posing at the entrance for the photographers, (still snowing hard!). M/S children in the crowd waving. M/S of the car carrying the newlyweds, it drives down crowd lined street from the Abbey to Broadlands.

    M/S as the car passes the waving crowds. M/S people waving. M/S of four of the bridesmaids including Princess Anne (later the Princess Royal) leaving the Abbey. M/S car driving up to the entrance to take the bridesmaids away. M/S Princess Anne getting into the car, followed by another bridesmaid. M/S of Princess Anne seated in the car and looking out of the window. M/S Duke with Prince Charles walking out of the Abbey (Charles wearing long trousers). M/S Duke with Prince Charles awaiting the car which draws up at the entrance. M/S of cheering children. M/S of the Queen Mother (formerly Queen Elizabeth) and Princess Margaret leaving the Abbey, Queen Mother waves. M/S car drawing up to collect Princess Margaret and Queen Mother. M/S crowds cheering as cars leave the Abbey for Broadlands.

    M/S Broadlands. Interior shot Mr Hicks and Pamela Mountbatten about to cut wedding cake which is modelled on "Broadlands", they cut it. M/S Prince Charles, Princess Anne, and the Duke of Edinburgh with glasses raised ready for the toast. M/S Prince Charles, Princess Anne and the Duke with glasses raised ready for the toast. M/S Princess Anne raising her glass to toast, and camera pans to Prince Charles doing likewise. M/S Princess Anne drinking.

    M/S Mr. Hicks standing with his bride who is having her wedding dress arranged ready for the photographers. C/U Mr. and Mrs. Hicks. M/S Princess Alexandra talking to Prince Charles. M/S Earl Mountbatten standing behind Princess Margaret and Queen Mother in the large group. M/S family group with bridesmaids in front. M/S Princess Anne seated next to Prince Charles. C/U as Princess Anne turns and jumps owing to a flash bulb going off suddenly. M/S Duke next to Lady Mountbatten, in front of them are Queen Louise of Sweden, Duchess of Kent and Princess Alexandra. M/S's of the family group.

    Note: Pamela Mountbatten is the daughter of Lord and Lady Mountbatten.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1662.43
    Media URN:
    70972
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/01/1960
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:07:00 / 01:52:30:00
    Canister:
    60/6

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