The Duke of Edinburgh | Consort, conservationist and champion of the young
Document Type | Magazine
01 November 1947
'Radio Times' commemorates the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten with a lavish 'Radio Times' cover. The magazine also describes the wedding inside Westminster Abbey, the route of the royal procession and an order of service for the day. Finally, the advertised schedule for the day offers viewers and listeners their best guess at what they might be able to experience via BBC TV and radio. A selection from the surviving radio broadcast is also available as part of this collection.
Article courtesy of 'The Radio Times' Magazine.
This was the first royal wedding to be extensively filmed and broadcast on television. It required all the ingenuity of the Outside Broadcasting Unit, but the technical problems were so great that it was considered best to advertise only half of what the BBC intended to film. Church authorities would not allow filming of the wedding ceremony inside Westminster Abbey, so viewers had to switch to radio for that part of the day. A more extensive film was compiled for the evening programme at 8.30pm.
Crowds cheer as the happy couple emerge from Westminster Abbey.
Crowds chant 'We want Philip' after the birth of Prince Charles.
The duke reveals the questions that this international scientific project will seek to answer.
The Duke of Edinburgh talks about the importance of skills in the modern workplace.
Four teenagers grill the Duke of Edinburgh about his life and work.
Why preserving endangered species is important for the health of the planet.
Public awareness about threats to the environment can save the world.
What drives people to do the Duke of Edinburgh's Award?
Follow two groups as they undertake their expeditions in gruelling conditions.
The Duke of Edinburgh warns of the catastrophic effects of human behaviour on the environment.
Marking the 50th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
Commemorative 'Radio Times' cover to mark the royal wedding.
Background to the radio programme 'Let's Find Out' and its participants.
Images of Prince Philip from 1948-2005
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