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  • Short Summary

    Prince Albert and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon marry - good footage of the wedding day.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Wedding of Duke of York and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon at Westminster Abbey. London.

    M/S from the side as Elizabeth leaves the house in her wedding dress and gets into the coach, a lady holds her train and another one carries her flowers and hands them to her. A man follows, presumably her father. Various shots as a guard escorts the coach past waving people. M/S as Prince Albert leaves Buckingham Palace in his coach, they ride through the gates and everyone cheers. M/S of Elizabeth arriving at the Abbey she stands up to get out of the coach.

    Intertitle - 'Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us.' Clergymen and choirboys walk past archway in Westminster Abbey.

    Intertitle - 'Cheering crowds and merry wedding chimes greet the Bride and Bridegroom on their return.'

    L/S of the crowds, M/S of the coach as the couple get in from the other side. The bridesmaids get in their carriage. L/S of the coach driving down the street. M/S of a banner saying 'Westminster wishes all happiness to the Bride and Bridegroom.' L/S from above of the coach and crowds.

    Intertitle - 'Passing the Cenotaph.' - the procession passes by the Memorial covered in wreaths. Various shots as the procession moves along. M/S of lots of people, the coach arrives at Buckingham Palace, C/U as it passes with the couple in. L/S as they appear on the balcony and everyone waves. M/S various shots of the couple, Queen Mary joins them and helps Elizabeth with her veil.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:40:00 / 01:57:12:00
    G 976

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