Prince of Wales tour of South Africa - Part 4.
Titles read: "NEW ERA FILMS LTD - PRESENT - The Prince of Wales Tour - Part 4. Produced by British Instructional Films LTD Surbiton Surrey. Photographed by G Barkas and S Rodwell. Approved by the Admiralty."
"The Day after she left the Gold Coast the Repulse again anchored - this time off Lagos, the Capital of Nigeria."
L/S of lake. "Eager crowds everywhere awaited the passing of the Royal train on its journey form Lagos to Kano - the Prince's first important visit."
Tracking shots of crowds of people on railway track. M/Ss of local policeman. Another man is seen brushing him down. The policemen also has no shoes on his feet. Tracking shots from the royal train as it crosses bridge over the Niger River. L/Ss of Guard of honour lined up at Kano station awaiting the arrival of the Prince. M/S of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII / Duke of Windsor) in uniform with other dignitaries. He salutes the guards. "Awaiting the Prince's arrival was the Emir of Kano, the aged ruler of a province equal to an area of that of Scotland."
M/S of the Emir sitting cross legged another man holds large umbrella over his head. Shots of the ancient wall of the city. The Prince's car passes through gateway in the wall past soldier sitting on horseback. Crowds follow. Various street scenes in the ancient city. People going about their everyday business. M/S of beggar in street singing and dancing. He appears to be holding some kind of horn in his hand. L/Ss of the Prince seated, several chiefs of Kano line up to greet him. They kneel at his feet. M/S of the Prince smiling and laughing. Similar shots.
Shots of march past by soldiers. Strangely they carry their guns and artillery pieces on their heads ! Also footage of Nigerian regiment marching past. March past of cavalry riders. Shots of Prince watching procession. M/Ss of local people performing a form of war dance. "Before returning to Lagos the Prince paid a visit to Ibadan the largest town on the West Coast of Africa. Shots of the Prince arriving and getting out of car. The Prince walk up steps into building. M/Ss of local people walking past camera. M/Ss as the Prince chats with wounded ex-servicemen from the First World War. Many wear medals.
Shots of the Prince inspecting boy scouts in arena. Large crowds wave and cheer from stand. The Prince with dignitaries on balcony watching march past by school children. "This is how some young enthusiasts celebrated the great occasion. Group shots of youngsters, holding Union Jack flags, wearing hats and T-shirts commemorating the occasion. "Next morning the Prince's visit to Nigeria came to an end an he embarked at the Government House Wharf."
High angle shot of Prince and entourage walking down steps. They then walk up ramp and board the Repulse. Tracking shots of Lagos from the Repulse.