01 August 2015

Flashback: The Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Lt. Philip Mountbatten, on "New" Video

The Associated Press and British Movietone recently made public a "new" bit of old video from the wedding of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, held on November 20, 1947, at Westminster Abbey. There are a lot of crowd shots and such, but also some really nice shots of the royal family merrily waving away on the balcony.

Watch it here:

In addition to the gems of the bride, this is a great look at Queen Elizabeth (the future Queen Mother) and Queen Mary bedecked in their finest jewels. The necklace of Queen Alexandra's Wedding Parure (which I would love to see paired with the Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara some day), Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Brooch, and "Granny's Chips" - a.k.a. the Cullinan III and IV Brooch - on Granny herself are just the highlights. Enjoy!