• Short Summary

    Interesting footage of Prince Edward, Prince of Wales attending important events in his teens. This is shown to mark his accession to the throne as King Edward VIII.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Edward VIII - Prince and King.

    Archive footage of Prince Edward, Prince of Wales from 1910 to 1914. This is being shown on his accession to the throne after the death of King George V.

    L/S of the funeral of King Edward VII in 1910. Various shots as the coffin is carried along followed by foreign dignitaries, King George V and King Edward VIII (Prince of Wales, Duke of Windsor) also walk behind.

    L/S of King George V and Queen Mary attending Prince Edward's investiture at Caernarfon (Carnarvon) Castle in Wales. Various shots as the ceremony as the King helps to fasten the ermine robes around Edward's shoulders, and places the crown on his head as he kneels. People wave as they make their way up the steps.

    M/S of Prince Edward's first public duty when he was 18 in 1914. Various shots of the young prince as he lays the foundation stone for St. Anselm's church at Kennington Cross. He reads a speech, the narrator makes prediction that he will follow in his late father's footsteps!

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:38:00 / 01:32:10:00
    PT 310

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