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: The Royal Wedding

The Marriage of H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth with Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, R.N. in Westminster Abbey.
Thursday November 20

[Photo caption] Television cameras will be placed outside Buckingham Palace. Leslie Mitchell and Geoffrey Sumner will be the commentators.

[Photo caption] A camera position in Broad Sanctuary will enable viewers to watch the scenes outside the Abbey. John Snagge will be the commentator.

10.50 Scenes outside Buckingham Palace.

11.3 Departure of H.M. The Queen from Buckingham Palace.

11.10 Arrival of H.M. Queen Mary and other Royal Guests at Westminster Abbey.

11.16 Departure of H.M. The King and H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth from Buckingham Palace.

11.20 Westminster Abbey: H.M. the King and H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth are expected to arrive at 11.28.

11.30 The Wedding Service (sound only)
(See page 17 for Order of Service)

12.28 Departure of the Bride and Bridegroom, the Royal Family, and guests from the Abbey.

12.40 Arrival of the Bride and Bridegroom and the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace.

It is expected that the Bride and Bridegroom will leave Buckingham Palace for their honeymoon between 3.0 and 4.0pm. The television programme will be interrupted to show the scenes outside the Palace as they drive away.

A film of the Royal Wedding processions will be shown in the evening at 8.30.

(to 13.10)


Commentator (Buckingham Palace): Leslie Mitchell
Commentator (Buckingham Palace): Geoffrey Sumner
Commentator (Westminster Abbey): John Snagge

Blog posts that mention this programme:

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: Outside Buckingham Palace

Viewers are taken to see the scenes outside Buckingham Palace as the Royal Couple leave for their honeymoon.

: H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth

A film compiled specially for television.
Viewers see Her Royal Highness taking part in a variety of both public and informal occasions which include scenes from the BBC film of the Royal Tour of South Africa earlier in the year.

: Up for the Wedding

Cartoons by Joss.
(to 16.00)


Cartoonist: Joss

: The Royal Wedding

A BBC news film.

: Victoria Regina

A dramatic biography by Laurence Housman.


Writer: Laurence Housman
Incidental music and interludes by: the Albermarle players
Settings: Barry Learoyd
Producer: Ian Atkins
A footman: Clement Hamelin
Lord Conyngham: Arthur Wontner
Archbishop of Canterbury: Aubrey Mallalieu
A maidservant: Mary Lewis
Duchess of Kent: Tatiana Lieven
Victoria: Pamela Stirling
Prince Albert: Geoffrey Toone
Prince Ernest: Gerik Schjelderup
Mr. Richards (Albert's valet): Clarence Bigge
Mr. Anson (Albert's secretary): John Vere
First Queen's gentleman: Howard Douglas
A court usher: Geoffrey Steele
Lady Muriel: Marjorie Stewart
Lady Grace: Mary Hignett
Lady-in-waiting: Mary Lewis
Second Queen's gentleman: Stuart Kern
Mr. Oakley: David Ward
Duchess of Sutherland: Ruth Taylor
Lady Jane: Margaret Goodman
General Grey (the Queen's secretary): Cyril Hardingham
Third Queen's gentleman: D.A. Mehan
John Brown: John Rae
A footman: Geoffrey Steele
Benjamin Disraeli (Earl of Beaconsfield): Ernest Milton
Royal guests, footmen, court officials, etc: Sheila Beckett
Royal guests, footmen, court officials, etc: Joan Berly
Royal guests, footmen, court officials, etc: George Holst
Royal guests, footmen, court officials, etc: Denis Lorimer
Royal guests, footmen, court officials, etc: Kenneth Osbourne
Royal guests, footmen, court officials, etc: Charles Ross

: News

(sound only)

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