• Short Summary

    A look back as Prince Edward tours Australia, India and Africa during the 1920s.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Edward VIII Prince and King. Part 7.

    M/S of Prince Edward (Prince of Wales, King Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor) shaking hands with army officers as he arrives in Australia on "Renown" in 1920. Various shots of children welcoming him with a parade in the Sydney Cricket Ground. M/S as they perform a maypole dance. L/S of all the children doing a formation exercise routine. L/S of children forming the Prince's crest in the grounds.

    M/S as the Prince gets into a carriage on his visit to India in 1921. M/S as he arrives at the Calcutta races and greets officials. M/S as he walks along. L/S of horses racing up the course.

    M/S of the Prince driving through Freetown on his visit to Africa in 1925, he gets out of the car and greets officials. Various shots of paramount chiefs and African people waiting to welcome him. M/S as he reviews the girl guides and pats a large mushroom shaped object on the ground. Various shots as African acrobats and devil dancers perform for him.

    L/S of the Prince posing for a group photograph with the crew of the "Renown", the camera pans across them, they all get up afterwards. M/S as sailors give him three cheers.

    Intertitle - 'Another instalment next week.'

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    2K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:27:00 / 01:03:04:00
    PT 316

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