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