• Short Summary

    King Feisal I of Iraq pays a state visit to England and meets various royals.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Dover & London. A Royal Welcome. The King and Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, the Duke of Gloucester, Prime Minister and Officers of State, greet King Feisal I of Irak [sic] on State visit for first time."

    Dover, Kent.

    King Feisal of Iraq with members of his retinue stand on board ship in Dover Harbour. They are all wearing uniforms with lots of feathers on their hats.

    Prince Albert, Duke of York (Later King George VI) walks up gangplank onto King Feisal's ship. King Feisal comes down gangplank. Various other dignitaries come down while a Royal Marine band plays on the dockside. Feisal and Prince Albert inspect Royal Navy guard of Honour.


    King Feisal steps off a train to be greeted by King George V, The Duke of York also steps off onto the platform. Prince Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor) and Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester step forward to meet the King. The two Kings walk across to meet James Ramsay MacDonald an other state officials. King George V is introduced to members of the Iraqi party.

    The various Royals leave the station in the State coaches. Shots of procession from station.

    Alternative spelling for search purposes - Ramsey McDonald.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:39:00 / 01:14:11:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    The event took place on 20 June 1933.

    "King Feisal steps off a train" - they're at Euston Station.

    At 02:27 we get a quick glimpse of the old London pub near Victoria Station, "The Windsor Dive".

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