BRITAIN'S NEWPORT BRIDGE OPENS The newly completed Newport Bridge is the first vertical lift bridge in Britain. The Duke and Duchess of York dedicate the new bridge then spectator POVs from the bridge as it descends toward the crowds below.
KING EDWARD VIII ABDICATES HIS THRONE FOR MRS. WALLACE SIMPSON - BROADCAST & MONTAGE Montage of scenes and the famous broadcast of King Edward VIII announcing his abdication of the throne for the woman he loves. A radio station is in a flurry of activity, radio towers carry the speech to radios and citizens line up on the streets to hear the news. A picture of a serene Mrs. Wallace Simpson smiles reassuringly and the Duke and Duchess of York play in a park with their children perhaps still unaware they are the new royal family.
QUEEN ELIZABETH INSTALLATION CEREMONY - 2 English Royal Family procession as they exit St. George's Chapel in full regalia, flanked by guards and crowds of admirers. The event marked King George VI's installation of (then) Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, as the "Lady of the Garter." Excellent footage of Queen Elizabeth (Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon), King George VI and other members of the Royal Family. An official car leaving the ceremony, surrounded by waving fans and saluting guards. Includes great CU of a Royal Guard.
Date: October 22, 1948 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:07:00, No Audio
QUEEN ELIZABETH INSTALLATION PROCESSION - 1 English Royal Family procession. The event marked King George VI's installation of (then) Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, as the "Lady of the Garter." The event also confirmed the "royal style and title" of the Princess and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Images of Princess Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth (Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon) and Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery walking in the formal procession past crowds of admirers. Guards follow the procession into St. George's Cathedral.
Date: October 22, 1948 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:39:00, No Audio
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