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A Nostalgic Look at the Past,
This review is from: British Royal Weddings Of The 20th Century [DVD] (DVD)This is a great DVD for reliving memories of the past and a delight to just 'dip into' from time to time as all the weddings covered can be viewed on their own by using the excellent menu at the start.
Princess Patricia of Connaught (a grand-daughter of Queen Victoria who renounced her royal titles on marrying the man of her choice), was the first member of the royal family to be married at Westminster Abbey since the middle ages and so it is appropriate that newsreel of her wedding should be included. Naturally, the early weddings were filmed in Black and White and very little was allowed to be filmed before the war (the processions and balcony appearances), Princess Elizabeth's wedding in 1947 was the first to show anything from inside the Abbey (only the procession from the west end to the door) but from Princess Margaret's wedding in 1960, some of the actual ceremony was also filmed. This was the first wedding to be filmed in colour for the newsreels too.
To watch the whole DVD takes about 3 hours but is well worth doing. This is a fantastic record of both the royal and social history of this country. It would appeal to the fashion historian as well as the royalist.
I would highly recommend this DVD all and would go so far as to say that it is a must for lovers of the royal family.