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Exclusive B-Roll of Buckingham Palace

  • 24 May 2012
The White Drawing Room, Buckingham Palace Copyright is Royal Collection © 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

B Roll of three of Buckingham Palace’s magnificent State Rooms – the Green Drawing Room, Throne Room and White Drawing Room – has been made available to broadcasters in the Diamond Jubilee year.

To access this B-Roll, Broadcasters must submit an application which can be downloaded by clicking the download all button at the side of this page and submitting the completed application form to pressandpr@visitbritain.org

B Roll of three of Buckingham Palace’s magnificent State Rooms – the Green Drawing Room, Throne Room and White Drawing Room – has been made available to broadcasters in the Diamond Jubilee year.

The 19 State Rooms are used extensively by The Queen and members of the Royal Family to receive and entertain their guests on State, ceremonial and official occasions and are open to visitors during the annual Summer Opening of the Palace (30 June – 9 July and 30 July – 7 October 2012).

This year a special exhibition celebrates The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – ‘Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration’ will show the many ways in which diamonds have been used by British monarchs over the last 200 years and includes an unprecedented display of a number of The Queen’s personal jewels.

B Roll is available for use only in connection with the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace and upon application. Broadcasters will be able to use up to 60 seconds of footage, selected from 3 minutes of B Roll.

To access this B-Roll, Broadcasters must submit an application which can be found by clicking the link at the right hand side of this page and submitting the completed application form to pressandpr@visitbritain.org


Shotlist

GREEN DRAWING ROOM

The Green Drawing Room is the first State Room on the principal floor that guests and visitors to Buckingham Palace enter once they have ascended the Grand Staircase. The Room has always been hung with green silk – originally woven in Ireland in 1834 on the special instruction of Queen Adelaide, wife of William IV.

Time code

Description

00:00 – 00:06

Panning shot up to the ceiling

00:07 – 00:15

Shot looking through the doors of the Green Drawing Room towards the Palace’s East Gallery, panning up to the ceiling

00:16 – 00:32

Panning GV

00:33 – 00:40

Shot of the ceiling and close-up of a chandelier

00:41 – 00:51

Close-up of a Sèvres porcelain vase, panning down to a pietra dura (polished hardstone) cabinet acquired by George IV

00:51 – 01:00

Detail of pietra dura cabinet

WHITE DRAWING ROOM

The White Drawing Room overlooks the Palace gardens on the principal floor. It was originally called the North Drawing Room and is perhaps the grandest of all the State Rooms. The Room serves as a Royal reception room for The Queen and members of the Royal Family to gather before State and official occasions and it is here that guests are presented to The Queen during the many receptions held at the Palace.

Time code

Description

00:00 – 00:08

Panning shot down from the ceiling to a GV

00:09 – 00:21

Two tracking shots of the reflection of a chandelier in a mirror

00:22 – 00:27

Shot of a gilded piano (1856) belonging to Queen Victoria

00:28 – 00:32

Detail of the piano’s leg

00:33 – 00:39

Panning shot from a portrait of Queen Alexandra (1908), up to the ceiling

00:40 – 00:50

Panning shot froma Sèvres porcelain vase, up to a reflection of a chandelier in a mirror

00:50 – 01:00

GV, panning up to the ceiling

THRONE ROOM

The Throne Room was used during Queen Victoria's reign for Court gatherings and as a second dancing room. It is dominated by a proscenium arch supported by a pair of winged figures representing 'victory', that hold garlands over the 'chairs of state’ – the chairs used by monarchs at their coronations. It is in the Throne Room that The Queen, on very special occasions like Jubilees, receives loyal addresses. It has also been the setting for formal wedding photographs.

Time code

Description

00:00 – 00:06

Shot of the doors to the Throne Room opening

00:06 – 00:12

Fade-in to close-up of a chandelier

00:13 – 00:19

Panning GV

00:20 – 00:27

Detail of the ceiling coving, including a close-up of the heraldic arms of England and the badge of the Order of the Garter (the most senior order of chivalry)

00:28 – 00:36

Panning shot of the proscenium arch showing the initials of George IV

00:37 – 00:43

Tracking shot of the reflection of a chandelier in a mirror

00:44 – 00:50

Panning shot down from the ceiling looking towards The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh’s chairs of state

00:51 – 00:53

Close-up of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh’s chairs of state

00:54 – 01:00

Panning shot from left to right, ending on The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh’s chairs of state

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