• Short Summary

    The arrival in Britain of Prince Takamatsu of Japan. He and his wife visit London.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "London. 'Banzai!' Britain welcomes our Royal visitors from Japan - Prince Takamatsu and his charming bride - on state visit to King and Queen."

    Dover Docks, Kent.

    Prince Takamatsu (Brother of the Emperor of Japan) and his wife come down the gangplank of a docked ship. The Prince inspects a Guard of Honour. The Princess follows her husband as they walk from the inspection area. (The voiceover suggests that Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester was there to greet them).

    Victoria Station, London.

    The Prince and Princess leave their train and are greeted on the platform by Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI), Princess Mary (later Princess Royal) and Prince George (Duke of Kent).

    Various shots of the carriage bearing the Royal couple through the streets of London. They are escorted by cavalry troops. Crowds line the route. The coaches drive through the gates of Buckingham Palace.

    N.B. The voiceover suggests that this was a honeymoon trip for the Japanese couple.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    691.22
    Media URN:
    5324
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1930
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:08:00 / 01:33:26:00
    Canister:
    30/9

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