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    Royal wedding of Princess Astrid of Sweden and Crown Prince Leopold of Belgium.

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    Full title reads: "The Royal Wedding. Stockholm en fete as Prince Leopold and Princess Astrid, after their civil marriage, drive through illuminated streets en route for Belgium".


    Night shot of horse and carriage passing crowds. The crowds stand beneath large portrait of Princess Astrid of Sweden (later Queen Astrid of Belgium) and Crown Prince Leopold of Belgium (later King Leopold). Guards on horseback and the Royal Carriage containing happy couple then pass crowds. More guards and carriages follow.

    M/S of Astrid and Leopold walking, with arms linked, passed regiment of soldiers. A crowd of dignitaries follow them.

    Intertitle reads: "... a rapturous reception awaited the happy couple when they met again at Antwerp".

    Various shots of ship docking in Belgium. We see Astrid and Leopold embrace and kiss on gangplank. M/S of the newly weds. M/S of the couple in carriage coming down crowd lined streets, Astrid waves at camera.

    Intertitle reads: "Thousands of schoolchildren dance in honour of Prince Leopold and his 'Bride of the Snows'."

    L/S of happy couple and Belgian Royal Family waving from balcony on palace / cathedral. Lots of children dance in front of palace.

    Intertitle reads: "Cheering crowds throng streets of Belgian Capital to greet their future King and Queen".

    Various shots of Princess Astrid of Sweden (later Queen Astrid of Belgium), in bridal wear, walking up steps to cathedral. Large crowds wait outside. The couple come out of cathedral and walk under raised swords of guard of honour. They are driven away in horse drawn carriage, we see them waving at crowds on streets. C/U of Princess Astrid, pan to C/U of Crown Prince Leopold (later King Leopold of Belgium).

    Cuts / out takes start at 01:35:21. Some more shots of people waving from balconies of medieval building, of large brass band playing in square, of wedding guests arriving at cathedral, military procession, of a man waving large Swedish flag. Otherwise shots same or similar to those in cut bit of item.

    More cuts exist - see separate records for details.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:51:00 / 01:46:02:00
    G 1345

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