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AP launches Movietone British Royals YouTube Channel

To coincide with the 65th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension to the throne, AP has launched a YouTube channel dedicated to archive coverage of both the British royal family and royalty from around the world.
Using the breadth of footage from the British Movietone archive that AP acquired last year, this new channel contains over 3,000 videos, many of which are exclusive to AP.
The freely accessible channel includes rare and exclusive footage from 1895 to 1986, such as:

  • The only footage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer’s wedding filmed in high definition on 35 mm film.
  • The only footage of the christening of Princess Anne’s son, Peter Phillips.
  • An early color story of King George V’s Jubilee procession – the first ever newsreel story shot in colour.


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