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    Empire News Bulletin showing Royal Ascot, Royal family attend - Sepia tint.

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    Title reads: "Empire News Bulletin - ROYAL ASCOT opens in a blaze of sunshine, and apart from racing, the social carnival becomes a brilliant parade of lace, georgette and flowered frocks - society in excelsis".

    Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire.

    Various shots glamorous ladies in fashionable hats and furs strolling about.

    Intertitle: "Their Majesties change from motor car to state carriage".

    Royal car comes to a halt. Queen Mary and King George V are helped from the car by footmen. They shake hands with an official before getting into horse drawn carriage, they are accompanied by Prince Edward (Prince of Wales) and Prince Albert (Duke of York). MS carriage and escort of horse riders moving down drive.

    Intertitle: "THE ARRIVAL. A picturesque cavalcade in an equally picturesque setting".

    Royal carriages drive past grandstands and into Royal enclosure. CU Royal Standard. LS Royal family on terrace. Panning LS of grandstands.

    Intertitle: "The Royal Hunt Cup".

    Various shots of horse race in progress. Racehorse "Crossbow" wins the race.

    Intertitle: "RESULT. 1. Cross-Bow [sic]. 2. Embargo. 3. Inca".

    MS horses being led past camera.

    NB: this item has sepia tint. Originally part of UN 4617 - nitrate print hence separated from rest of can. Date on original record is 12/06/1929.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:03:50:00
    DOCS (formerly UN 4617 B)

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