• Short Summary

    BEAUTIFUL PRINCESS GCINAPI, DAUGHTER OF NGWENYAMA, CHIEF SOBHUZA II OF SWAZILAND, WAS MARRIED TO A COMMONER AT LOBAMBO LAST SATURDAY IN ONE OF THE MOST COLOURFUL AND ELABORATE WEDDING CEREMONIES THE TERRITORY HAS SEEN.

  • Description

    BEAUTIFUL PRINCESS GCINAPI, DAUGHTER OF NGWENYAMA, CHIEF SOBHUZA II OF SWAZILAND, WAS MARRIED TO A COMMONER AT LOBAMBO LAST SATURDAY IN ONE OF THE MOST COLOURFUL AND ELABORATE WEDDING CEREMONIES THE TERRITORY HAS SEEN.

    OUR CAMERAMAN WAS THE FIRST EVER TO TAKE MOVING PICTURES OF A SWAZI WEDDING.

    CONTEMPORARY "TWIST" MUSIC WAS BLENDED WITH TRIBAL TRADITION WHEN THE PRINCESS MARRIED MR N.D.KUMALO, A SWAZI BUSINESS MAN, AT THE CLIMAX OF THREE DAYS OF TRADITIONAL RITES AND 'ROCK AND ROLL'.

    AMONG THE 100 GUESTS OF HONOUR WAS A MEMBER OF THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS - COMPLETE WITH BAGPIPES.

    THE PRINCESS DONNED WARRIOR CLOTHES AND DANCED WITH HER ATTENDANTS UNTIL SHE WAS BREATHLESS.THEN SHE REMOVED HER UPPER CLOTHING TO PROVE TO THE BRIDEGROOM SHE WAS A GROWN WOMAN.

    COLOURFULLY DRESSED TRIBAL'WARRIORS' TOOK PART IN MOCK FIGHTING TO GET THE PRINCESS TO LEAVE HER 'KRAAL' AND JOIN THE BRIDEGROOM FRO THE WEDDING CEREMONY.HER HEADDRESS WAS THEN REMOVED AND PLACED ON HIS HEAD - SIGNIFYING THAT THEY WERE MARRIED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACDGOAPXGPQVI57LCH93STQDJ2
    Media URN:
    VLVACDGOAPXGPQVI57LCH93STQDJ2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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