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    Footage of royal family on variety of trips including, New Zealand, Australia and Scotland.

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    Prince of Wales - Various.

    Prince of Wales (future Edward VIII & Duke of Windsor) visiting New Zealand; 1920. Pan on crowd waving flags. Group of Maoris jumping up & down. Prince walks toward cam; between 2 Maori leaders; various military & government officials following. Next; Maori women in furry dresses dance around holding flags;1 w/ words in their language(?); both w/ Union Jacks in upper left corner. Then one of them ascends steps in seating stand; gives one of flags to the Prince. HRH in Australia (part of same trip as NZ visit? He also made later trip.)

    Shot from above of crowd standing in weird shaped formation (maybe shape of Australia?); all waving. Aborigine woman wearing wild clothing performs an energetic dance; wiggling her behind at the Prince! He sits w/ colonial types all in white helmets. Big govt building; officials (still in white uniforms) going up steps; flags & pennants hanging. Pan on group of schoolchildren in white lacy dresses or white starched shirts wearing hats; waving flags. (Following this as if part of same story is a mixed up bunch of shots of various British royalty appearances. See next record for description Native peoples; Commonwealth nations; royal visits.

    Mixed-up bunch of shots from several stories showing the royal family at various events; 1920s King George V; Queen Mary; Princess Mary at garden party. People stand in a row along a tree-shaded lane as the royal family and assorted others (incl. several Navy officers) walk past. King stops to speak to one man. This walk past continues on lawn. Then shots of people strolling about the garden & chatting; looks like hot summer day- -many ladies carry parasols. Shot from roof (?) of King inspecting soldiers in courtyard of stone fort; he wears Navy uniform; however. With him are 3 other Navy officers & 2 Army officers. Next; shot from some university event: men in academic robes stand on steps; then descend.

    Prince of Wales (future Edward VIII & Duke of Windsor) meeting fire fighters; walks by line of firemen who wear old-fashioned silver helmets. Good shot of firefighting drill: fireman jumps from 2nd story window; landing in net or canvas held by others. Row of firemen lifting helmets as they cheer. Prince gives medals to firemen Sons of Geo. V pose. L to R: Prince Henry (1/2 out of frame); the Prince of Wales; Prince Albert (future King George VI) & Prince George (?); all in military uniforms. Then shot from above princes touring ship. Then wide shot panning on crowd on grounds of General Electric Co. Closer shot; Prince of Wales & company officials walk between rows of workers; Prince stops to speak.

    British royalty. Mixed bunch of shots from different stories of the royal family at various events; c. 1920s. First; On holiday in the Highlands- -the recreational royal family. Group walking through countryside; men dressed in kilts; castle in BG. Prince of Wales & ?. Then Prince Albert- -Duke of York (future George VI ; a woman; & a vicar. 4 young men(Princes; etc.) pose leaning on their walking sticks looking debonair. Royals stand talking; many people in BG.

    Prince of Wales talking to little girl c. age 3 seated on pony. (Girl might actually be Princess Elizabeth; the future Queen Elizabeth II! Unfortunately her face is turned away; she looks like Elizabeth. from back but also like many other kids.) Next many military officers on railroad station platform; meeting royals; who then drive off in carriage- -King George V; the Prince of Wales. Shots of procession going through streets and through gates of palace. Next; fuzzy shot of royal family on balcony: Queen Alexandra; Queen Mary, the Prince of Wales, King George V.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    01:33:27:00 / 01:43:10:00
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