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1952 - England, Royalty: The King Is Dead

Reel Number: 220721-11

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1952

Country: Canada,England,Kenya,United Kingdom,USA

Location: London

TC Begins: 22:38:47

TC Ends: 22:45:28

Duration: 00:06:41

1952 - England, Royalty: The King Is Dead Filmed just before his death, King George walks with Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret as they see Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip off at airport. Flashbacks - George watching sports day at Public school. George in naval uniform presenting award ? 1923 Wedding to Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon - coaches - Royal couple on balcony with Queen Mary. Various shots George performing public duties. 22:40:05 Coronation of George VI - coaches - crowds with cardboard periscopes. Interior Westminster Abbey - crowning ceremony. Coronation party on balcony at Buckingham Palace. King and Queen on thrones. Couple on royal tours - brief shots in Africa and then in Canada - shaking hands. Good shot George VI and President Roosevelt (FDR) in open top car. Roosevelt family including Mamie and mother seated with royal couple. 22:41:40 Queen drives pony and trap in countryside (animals) followed by two princesses and King on bicycles. Royal family walking in fields. 22:42:08 Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Silver anniversary celebrations of George VI and Queen in carriage. Huge crowds outside Buckingham Palace waiting for news of King following his operation. Bulletin board posted. King with RAF officers on airfield. Royal car in through palace gates. 22:43:53 Kenya - preparations for royal visit - street scenes - natives with traditional head-dresses etc. Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip down aircraft steps - greeted by commissioner. Small native boy who doesn’t want to give flowers to Princess. Kenyans waving as royal couple pass in open top car. Newspaper headlines re King’s death. 22:44:57 Exterior Sandringham - policeman on gate. USA - flags at half-staff. CU new Queen Elizabeth. Obituary;

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