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CLIP 13823

Marriage of HRH Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten (audio)

Marriage of HRH Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten (audio)

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Key Info
  • Marriage of HRH Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten (audio)
  • Duration: 25:41
  • A compilation of segments of a radio broadcast about the marriage of HRH Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in 1947. We begin with Mendelssohn's 'Wedding March', which accompanies the newly-weds as they leave Westminster Abbey. Wynford Vaughan-Thomas describes the scene inside the Abbey before handing over to Richard Dimbleby, who narrates the events on the processional route of the royal party back to Buckingham Palace. There, Frank Gillard joins the crowds as they await the royal couple's balcony appearance prior to their departure for their honeymoon.
  • Subject:



    Monarchy: Modern

  • Keywords: Princess Elizabeth, Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Mall, royal wedding, austerity, Prince Philip, PrincePhilip, Queen Elizabeth, The Queen, TheQueen, QE11, DofE
Ideas for use in class
  • A listening exercise. Students could be asked to draw a quick 'cartoon' strip of the marriage, followed by students picking one scene to draw in detail alongside a newspaper article. Students could listen to the broadcast and list/discuss the similarities and differences between this royal wedding and the wedding of Prince William and Kate. This needs to be used in smaller sections for the task outlined above. Of particular use is the section from 12:45–19:47.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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