14 December 2015

Jewels on Film: Coronation '37



For quite a long time, December 14 was something of a cursed day for the Windsors. Prince Albert, beloved husband of Queen Victoria, died on December 14; less than two decades later, their daughter, Princess Alice, also died on the same day. 

But when Prince Albert -- later King George VI -- was born on December 14 in 1895, Queen Victoria considered it to be a good sign of positive change. To celebrate Bertie's birthday, here's a look at newsreel footage from his coronation in 1937. Which jewels can you spot in these two film clips?