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Unidentified Coronation of Edward VII

The Coronation of Edward VII - probably...

Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent


This film captures either the State Opening of Parliament on 14 February 1901 or the coronation on Edward VII outside the Palace of Westminster on 9 August 1902. It gives us two shots of the Gold State Coach entering and then leaving the Palace of Westminster. The coach is preceded and followed by household cavalry and Yeomen of the Guard. The presence of the gold coach suggests that what we're watching is the Coronation, rather than the State opening of Parliament.

We know, however, that the Warwick Trading Company did film the opening of Parliament, and that they released a scene of the King and Queen passing through the Victoria Tower entrance, which can clearly be seen here.