• Short Summary

    The latest fashions are on show as the royal family watch the Royal Hunt Cup horse race at Ascot.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Mecca of fashion. Beautiful dresses at Ascot - despite the inclement weather.

    Ascot, Berkshire.

    L/S of the race track. L/S of the stands full of people, good M/S's of men and ladies in the latest fashions. M/S of bookmakers, the camera pans across them. Various shots of the runners' board. L/S of the crowds again.

    M/S as the royal carriage rides through. M/S of Queen Mary, Prince Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII, and Duke of Windsor), Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI), and the Duchess of York (later Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) in the state landau. Various shots as they drive up the course and people cheer as they pass. L/S aerial view of the crowd.

    M/S as the horses set off in the Royal Hunt Cup. Various shots as they race along. M/S of people watching from the royal box, the camera pans across to the Queen. Various shots of the race which is won by 'Priok' a rank outsider ridden by Middleton, an apprentice jockey.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:40:00 / 01:42:22:00

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