This video has no sound
  • Short Summary

    Prince Edward surfing with Maoris in New Zealand and laying wreath in Brussels.

  • Description

    Prince Edward, the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII and Duke of Windsor) in New Zealand.

    Various shots Maoris dancing MS elderly chief in fur cape speaks, emphasising points by fierce gestures, he holds a big staff. British officer next to chief. Shot looks over small crowd to Prince on platform holding gifts from Maoris, in background is Union Jack flag with words "Te Kan Uawhe" across it. Geyser sending up a big spray of water & steam. LSs of platform with crowd around his, Maoris dance in foreground for benefit of camera. Prince walks through crowd accompanied by Maori elders and VIPs.

    Title reads: "So much did the Prince enjoy the Surf Bathing here, that he made a second visit on the return trip".

    Prince in black swimsuit riding in canoe with rowing team. MS Prince lying on stomach on a surf board while Maori oarsmen pushes board from behind (Prince doesn't look particularly dignified!) Prince lying on board, paddling on his own and then catching a small wave. Another shot of Prince paddling about on surfboard with his Maori teacher.

    Wide shot parade on city street. Shots panning over crowd outside & inside a big open structure with wide arch in front. More shot of Prince of surf boat - exciting tracking shot as Prince's canoe surfs a large wave. VS of Prince laying wreath at war memorial.

    Intertitle reads: "In Brussels recently".

    Prince in busby unveils war memorial in Belgium. Prince passing crowd of cheering school children. VS Prince meeting dignitaries (negative starts to show signs of deterioration at this point - not very clear image).

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:23:00 / 01:45:39:00
    ON 473 C

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment