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Britain / Queen Elizabeth / Ascension Celebrations #258411

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 02, 1978
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(Studio) British celebrations of Queen Elizabeth's silver jubilee in 1977 recalled. Today's celebration of her actual ascension to throne after death of father reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(London, England) Elizabeth's formal crowning in Westminster Abbey 25 years ago today, presided over by Archbishop of Canterbury, described. Film shown. Celebration at Buckingham Palace in honor of anniversary detailed. Anglican vicar Reverend Don. Lancaster's supervision of fireworks display as Britain's leading expert on fireworks reported [LANCASTER - discusses fireworks as art form.] Appearance of Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Anne and Prince Charles to greet crowds and witness fireworks display from balcony of palace noted. [LANCASTER - discusses connection of fireworks with religious life.]
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
McNamara, Bob
Duration:
00:02:20

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