Covid-19 Update- November 2020
Due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, BCA staff are currently working reduced hours.
We are still providing our services, but our responses to emails and phone calls may take longer than usual.
The team at BCA appreciate your patience during this difficult time, and we will be in touch with you as soon as we can.
BCA are the official producers of personalised films and photographs for Investiture ceremonies held at Buckingham Palace, WIndsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Our bespoke productions make it possible for every recipient to have a unique personalised video, and photographs, from one of the most important days of their lives.
The following items are combined into various packages for recipients to purchase.
1. Personalised ‘Path of Honour’ DVD (click to expand)
A fully personalised Path of Honour film with all the footage of the recipient, and their guests, filmed throughout the morning of the Investiture, (supplied on DVD).
This film is only available to recipients and begins with a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the meticulous preparations for an Investiture ceremony. You and your guests are filmed at various areas throughout the Royal residence. For example, at Buckingham Palace it includes the briefings of recipients in the Green Drawing Room and the Picture Gallery, whilst guests are filmed entering the Ballroom via the Grand Staircase and East Gallery, and as a Gentleman Usher carries out the briefing in the Ballroom.
We capture the scene as recipients gather together and are briefed by the Comptroller, the Lord Chamberlain’s Office, before being led through to the Ballroom, where your Investiture is discreetly captured by a further six remotely controlled cameras. Subsequently, in our studios, your Investiture sequence is individually edited, together with your name and citation, as announced by the Lord Chamberlain. This, along with shots of you and your guests leaving together, completes the thirty minute film “Path of Honour” providing a unique record, created from your own Investiture day.
2. Photographs (click to expand)
A number of selected photographs taken at the time of the Investiture. The photographs show highlights as your award is presented. The images are similar to those seen throughout this website. Additional photographs are available in a variety of sizes when re-ordering only. Further details can be obtained from the re-order form that you will receive with your package or earlier via the online galley, once you have received access details.
3. The ‘Investitures’ Booklet (click to expand)
A specially commissioned booklet originally written by Henry Farrar in association with the Lord Chamberlain’s Office and the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood. This booklet explains the various honours, their history and modern day usage.
The photographs and DVD are supplied in their own bespoke packaging with matching design and are presented along with the booklet in a slip case.
4. Email Image (click to expand)
For those recipients ordering the Sovereign Collection we are able to provide an image taken from the video cameras during the ceremony and send it to one email address. You must have ordered with us prior to the day of your Investiture ceremony.
You are then able to forward this to friends and family later the same day so that they can also share your special day. The resolution of this email and copyright is not suitable for use on social media sites.
5. Non-Personalised DVD (click to expand)
A non-personalised version of the Path of Honour film. This version contains general footage filmed on the day of the Investiture, it is not personalised and does not contain footage specific to any particular recipient or their guests.
Learn more about our Packages.
To view and purchase photographs of your Investiture, please use this link.
We are able to supply re-orders of photographs in the following varieties of frames for either 8″x 6″or 10″x 8″ print sizes:
Gold Effect, Antique Silver, Natural Oak or Black.
(The frame sizes are 10”x8” or 12”x8” respectively.)
The orientation, i.e. portrait or landscape, will be dictated by the image chosen at the time of ordering.