20 November 2014

Scenes from a Royal Wedding: November 20, 1947

Congratulations from the Royal Horse Guards

Crowds camping along the Mall

Press setting up cameras outside the Abbey

The royal marriage license

Adding a few inches for a better view of the procession

Crowd control outside Buckingham Palace

An improvised control room for BBC radio broadcasting

Celebrations in a pub on Blackfriars Road

Sneaking a glimpse at the Mall

Celebrating in style

Shoulder to shoulder outside Admiralty Arch

Arranging the veil

Giving away the bride

The marriage register

Ingenious spectators

A farewell shower of rose petals

Remembering the Unknown Warrior

The palace in lights