Viewable for the first time in high quality 4K, this is reel 1 of the 25 minute British Movietone documentary called "The Royal Wedding". This stunning 4K version has been made from the original British Movietone 35 mm negative. Movietone were the only company to film events of this momentous day on film rather than video. A seamless version of the documentary is available via AP Archive in London. The file size is too large to upload to YouTube so we have loaded up each individual reel for you to enjoy in 4K quality, plus 12 clips of key moments from this special day.
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AVxcfadVkU
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJQjF7iGldI&t=29s
REEL 1 - GV The Queen's Landau from Buckingham Palace zoom into the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh. LS The Queen Mother's landau. GV Bridesmaids car arrives at St. Paul's Cathedral. GV Crowd. MS Bridesmaids from car. MS Bridesmaid and Page boys up steps and into St. Paul's x 2. MS Margaret Thatcher and Denis Thatcher. LS Mrs Nancy Regan arrives. GV Crowd and flags. LS Crowned Heads Of Europe on St Pauls steps. CU The Queen and DUke in landau x 2. GV Prince Charles landau from Palace zoom into him and Prince Andrew x 3. TS The Queen's carriage arrives at St. Pauls. CU Lord Mayor Of London (Sir Ronald Gardn ï¿½ er-Thorpe) MS The Queen and Duke greeted by Lord Mayor. LS The Queen Mother and Prince Edward. LS The Queen, Duke, Queen Mother and Prince Edward enter St. Pauls. Zoom in Prince Charles' Carriage Procession x 2. MS Mounted Police outside Clarence House zoom out The Glass Coach leaves Clarence House. GV Interior The Queen's procession in St. Pauls. LS The Queen and Duke. LS Members of Royal Family move to seats. MS As before with King Of Tonga in background. LS Members of Royal Family followed by Queen Mother, Queen and Duke pull back to show choir and congregation. MS Royal Family seated. Zoom in Prince Charles and Prince Andrew from carriage and up steps x 2. LS Brides Carriage procession in Trafalgar Square. LS Prince Charles walks up aisle x 3. LS Glass Coach arrives at St Pauls. MS Earl Spencer out. CU Lady Sarah Armstrong Jones and India Hicks. MS Bride from carriage. MS Bride and father wave from half way up steps. MS Bride on steps whilst train adjusted. MS Bride up steps. LS Bride into St. Pauls. GV Interior Bride's procession up aisle. LS Procession of Clergy. CU Bishop of London (Right Rev Graham Leonard). LS Bride up aisle and joined by groom. GV Congregation.
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It’s crazy how it adds an element of reality. I mean, it’s the same wedding, everything we’ve seen we have seen already, but the quality makes it look and feel like a completely different experience. Weird haha
Thanks for the history lesson Seth. This all may be true when you get down to brass tacks, but I guess i meant "Commoner" as such. One of the people, and not aristocracy. She's from a very old family line. Longer than the windsors, and theyre aristocrats so no I wouldn't title their offspring in any other light than what they are. Most commoners I know don't go by Lady or Lord.
Sorry 'flybynight" but you live up to your name. In the United Kingdom, "nobility" and "commoner" are very strictly regulated by Letters Patent, etc. ANYONE who is not the Sovereign or a peer is technically a commoner. Only the holder of a Dukedom, Marquestte, Earldom, Viscountcy or Barony is a peer. Aristocracy or even royalty is not the same thing as nobility and commoner. Prince Harry of Wales is a commoner because he is neither the Sovereign nor (for now) the holder of a peerage. While the Spencers are aristocratic, only the Earl of Spencer is a noble. There are substantive titles, such as the Earl of Spencer, and courtesy titles, such as "Lord" or "Lady." Diana was one of those. With the possible exception of the Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, any Princess is a commoner, even if they are royal, even if they are married and have a title, such as Duchess of York or Countess of Wessex, because they do not hold the title themselves, they are granted it by courtesy as the wife of the Duke or Earl. It is an intricate system that is poorly understood by many, even by the Palace themselves. But it is as it is. Diana was ALWAYS a commoner. The class system in Britain is also such that people who have millions, such as David Cameron, are still considered "upper middle class" and not the upper class because they are not part of the aristocracy. In turn, being part of the aristocracy or even royal family, do not make you not a noble, they make you a commoner, unless you are the holder of a substantive title. WHY don't people know this? It is very annoying. :) Cheers! And God Save the Queen.
We must occupy our life, time, energy, resources in Worshiping the God of Israel, Reading and Obeying the Commandments of the Torah (Genesis to Deuteronomy).
It is not necessary to strive for a wedding, with hundreds of guests, elegant dresses, elegant cars, etc. If in the end, these 2 people divorced and the short time they were married, they had a toxic relationship.
The same as Kim Kardashian did in his 72-day wedding.
She died too young... remember her passing. I can't imagine losing my mother at such a young age. I didn't think about William and Harry as much then. I was young as well. William and Harry at least grew up well. But it was very unfortunate. I can see why they are wary of the press today.
I was a young child on this day, annoyed that it was on TV. I can see it now as an adult & appreciate its splendor. Knowing what we know now, though, it seems so sad. The awesomeness of this: the detail is so crisp! It feels like it happened yesterday!