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  • Short Summary

    The funeral of Queen Alexandra, wife of Edward VII, is shown along with shots of her work.

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    Item title reads - "a thousand claims to reverence close in her as mother, wife and Queen." (Tennyson - adapted.) Nation mourns Queen Alexandra - indefatigable in good works beloved by all.

    M/S of Queen Alexandra under an awning, she shakes hands with a bishop and walks on, she smiles at the camera and people bow to her. M/S as she emerges again.

    Intertitle - 'For many years she personally presented "Her" shamrock to Irish Guards on St. Patrick's Day.' M/S as she stands next to military officers. M/S as she stands on a platform and gives a shamrock to an officer who salutes.

    Intertitle - 'Never was there such a demonstration of devotion for any royalty as on "her own rose day." L/S of the carriage riding down the street, people wave from the side as it passes. M/S as it continues around the streets of London, the carriage is full of roses. M/S of her sat in the carriage, she speaks to the people around before it drives off.

    Intertitle - 'She adored all animals .... dogs in particular.' M/S as she approaches the dogs at a hunt while crowds stand behind. M/S as she pets the dogs, various shots and they wag their tails. M/S of the hounds, she points and discusses them with a lady.

    Intertitle - 'The last Pathe Gazette portrait taken when Her Majesty graciously came out of retirement at Sandringham to help the London Hospital.' M/S as Queen Alexandra stands by a stall at the fair and throws a ball at a target. M/S as she walks around other parts of the fair with her lady-in-waiting. M/S as she walks down the steps of the hospital on the arm of a man, she greets the nurses and staff at the bottom.

    Note: this item is orange tinted, there is a longer black and white version with the same title and similar footage on *PM0432*.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:12:00 / 01:44:14:00
    G 1244

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