Princess Elizabeth | Queen Elizabeth II's journey to the throne
CHANNEL | BBC Television Service
FIRST BROADCAST | 20 November 1947
DURATION | 17 minutes 40 seconds
Though the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten was broadcast live on BBC Radio, highlights were also screened on television later that day. This mute film, which shows the royal couple leaving Westminster Abbey and their appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, was originally broadcast with narration delivered live from the TV studios.
The programme is mute.
Two thousand guests were invited to the ceremony at Westminster Abbey. The wedding breakfast at Buckingham Palace afterwards served dishes named after the royal couple, starting with Filet de Sole Mountbatten.
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BBC television film on the royal tour of South Africa in 1947.
The betrothal of Princess Elizabeth is announced.
Newsreel of the marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten.
The announcement that Princess Elizabeth has had a son.
Newsreel footage of the young Princess Elizabeth busy with her state duties.
A warm Lancashire welcome for the royal couple as they visit Liverpool and Manchester.
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A visit to Sark, Jersey and Guernsey by the royal couple.
Newsreel of the first public appearance of Princess Anne.
An enthusiastic welcome in Athens for Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh.
Princess Elizabeth takes the salute for the first time.
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King George VI's final farewell to his eldest daughter.
A report on how Princess Elizabeth was informed of her father's death.
John Snagge announces the death of King George VI.
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