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    Calcutta, India.

    Full titles read: "The Prince concludes his triumphal tour of India." Intertitle reads: "Scenes in Calcutta - typical of the Royal welcome given to HRH throughout the Empire."

    Good M/S of the Prince of Wales (King Edward VI, Duke of Windsor) arriving in open carriage. Man opens carriage door for Prince. He climbs out in uniform holding sword to his side.

    L/S of the Prince climbing into carriage with other dignitaries, the carriage moves away. L/S of the Prince's horse drawn carriage arriving at horse race. Prince climbs out of carriage. There are large crowds of people at the race.

    L/S of the race underway. Horses and jockeys approach and pass the finish line. M/S of horse and jockey riding towards camera (possibly the winner). M/S of the Prince walking with dignitary, he is followed by crowd of people including members of the press.

    Intertitle reads: "Return of the Prince: "His wonderful Embassy of Empire successfully concluded HRH arrives home at Plymouth." L/S's taken from Ship of destroyers off Plymouth (Devon) coastline.

    L/S of HMS Renown, with small boat moving past. M/S of Prince Leaving Renown by small boat and joining the crew of the Comus . L/S of sailors waving hats as Prince leaves Comus.

    L/S of crowd sitting on wall at Plymouth dock awaiting the Prince's arrival. L/S of HMS Renown passing Plymouth pier. L/S of the Prince walking across gangplank with various officials. He receives a salute. M/S's of Prince climbing into car and being driven away.

    Intertitle reads: "TOPICAL BUDGET - The Capital of the West gave HRH a mighty welcome." Various shots of the Prince being driven round streets of Plymouth, crowds of people line the route. Union flags on display (Union Jack). M/S of steam train named the "Prince Of Wales".

    L/S's of station and large crowds of people. M/S of Royal procession passing Hyde Park Corner. The Royal carriage is followed by the Household Cavalry. L/S's of the procession arriving at Buckingham palace, huge crowds visible.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:30:00 / 01:38:56:00
    G 865
    Sort Number:
    G 0865
  • Appears in...

    Historical Figures & Celebrities Travel & Exploration
    Edward VIII Empire G 865 Prince of Wales in India, 1922 Horse Racing in India Royal Tours of India and Pakistan VERY BRITISH HISTORY
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