Friday, January 19, 2018

Friday Video: The Wedding of Princess Elizabeth & Philip Mountbatten, 1947

Friday, January 19, 2018

Susan reporting,

This is for all of you out there who are engrossed in The Crown on Netflix. Here's a short newsreel segment with the highlights of the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten on November 20, 1947. As grainy as this black & white footage is today, how exciting it must have been to people in the cinema in those pre-television days - and how very different from the second-by-second broadcast of the last royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

7 comments:

Hels said...

I love old film footage. Thanks.

Elizabeth looked very young and delightfully happy at her 1947 wedding, but I wonder if she wasn't in denial about the problems that Philip had faced and would face - his horrible father, a mother locked away in an asylum, three sisters married to German princes, a liking for young women etc.

glamvegan said...

Awesome video!

Caroline Linden said...

That final wish, for a long life, certainly came true!

Regency Romance Author, Donna Hatch said...

I just discovered The Crown and am very hooked! Do you know how historically accurate it is? This is a great video!

colette davis said...

I found the televised version of the wedding beautiful and rife with a glimpse into the royal family that was previously only written about or sketched. The grainy just gives a great feel for the history. Great work guys!
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Loretta Chase said...

Donna, my initial impression, based on books I've read, is that the writers of "The Crown" took many liberties, for dramatic effect. Some things, like Churchill's young secretary, were completely made up, I understand. You might want to compare and contrast with some of the documentaries, like "The Windsors" on Netflix or the various biographies of the royals. My personal take is that it's something of a soap opera, by no means to be taken as history. That said, I've binge watched.

Reina M. Williams said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm just rewatching season 1 of The Crown with a friend before diving into season 2. It's a fun show. Like Victoria, they seem to have some accurate tidbits along with their own creations. I enjoy spotting similarities between the two shows. If only Rufus Sewell would appear on The Crown! :)

 
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