Royal Heritage

This was a  colour documentary short (27 mins), made in 1952, for which Robert provided the narration.

In preparation for the coronation of the current Queen, Elizabeth II, it documented her royal lineage, giving close-ups of the Crown jewels and the historic regalia used in the Coronation ceremony, as well as details of the religious ceremonial and preparations for the event.

Director PINE, Diana
Production Company Wessex Film Productions
Producer DALRYMPLE, Ian
Associate Producer FISHER, Humphrey
Script MORRAH, Dermot
Photography GAMAGE, Fred
Editor YORK, Derek

The accompanying music was written by William Alwyn and played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

A print of this documentary is held in the BFI archive.

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3 Responses to “Royal Heritage”

  1. Robert Crewdson December 29, 2016 at 10:27 am #

    I have a 16mm print of this film.

    • Hannah Opstad November 9, 2019 at 11:43 am #

      Hi there, my father in law was a chorister at the Queen’s coronation in 1953 and features in this film- apparently there is a close up of him at one point. We would love to get hold of a copy of at all possible. Robert Crewdson – is there any way you could share this with us please?
      Many thanks

      • Gill Fraser Lee July 4, 2020 at 8:07 pm #

        My apologies for replying so late to you. I have a copy of the film which I am having digitised, and will upload it to YouTube (and here).

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