Days of Majesty


A film that beautifully depicts and celebrates the ceremonies that draw millions of tourists to England every yearthose ceremonies associated with the Royal Family. In the year that marked the 40th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation, this film portrays all the pomp and grandure that surrounds the monarchy. The glamour and pageantry of Royal ceremonies in Britain are here presented, including footage of Queen Elizabeth II’s 1953 coronation, behind the scenes preparations for a 41 gun salute in Hyde Park, and an interview with the flagman who hoists the Royal Standard at the precise moment the Queen enters the palace. While this is not the most comprehensive video on the Queen, it is a most pleasant documentary, not only about Her Majesty but about many of the traditions surrounding the monarchy. It is fascinating to see everything that went on during the weeks leading up to the coronation, like the women who embroidered the train that the Queen wore when she first entered Westminster Abbey. It is a treasure trove for gleaners of royal trivia and admirers of the House of Mountbatten-Windsor alike. Highly recommended to all monarchist and lovers of pomp and pageantry. Includes segments titled The Trial of the Pyx, Swan Upping, Lord Lieutenants, The Royal Standard, The Royal Maundy Service, Colour Drills, The Royal Company of Archers and more.