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    Lengthy coverage of the Prince of Wales visiting various locations in Canada.

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    Titles read: 'CANADIAN TOUR OF HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES - Part 1. The departure from Portsmouth, England. Their Majesties, the King and Queen of England accompany the Prince to Portsmouth where they board HMS Renown'.

    Steam train arriving at station. King George V, Queen Mary, Prince of Wales (Duke of Windsor, King Edward VIII, Prince Edward) step down from the train and board a ship (the HMS Renown), joined by officials and military personnel. Royals inspect officers and crew on board. Royal standard flying from ship mast. Prince of Wales arrives at St John, New Brunswick and is greeted by officials - he arrives aboard HMS Dragon. Royal party walks along boardwalk. Prince and military officers review Guard of Honour. Prince meets Governor General of Canada and Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick. Crowds look on as military band plays. Mayor of St John looks on from a box with others. Prince presents flags to 26th battalion in a square and presents medals to First World War veterans. Piping band in park. Prince at Armoury, crowds wave Union Jack flags. Prince salutes to crowds, looking a bit uncomfortable. Crowds in King Street waiting for Prince's arrival. Girls representing each of the ten provinces of Canada (wearing shields) curtsey for the (unseen) Prince. Veteran soldiers in parade, in fancy dress, riding on floats and marching along. Rowing races in St John harbour. Prince arrives at Halifax, Nova Scotia and inspects Guard of Honour. He sits in an open carriage and jokes with officials. Prince leaving City Hall. Visit to Coggswell Street hospital where the Prince chats to soldiers. Prince leaving the home of Mrs Randalson, victim of the great Halifax Explosion. Prince reviews veterans and presents medals to them and mothers of dead soldiers. Prince officiates at laying of cornerstone at Dalhousie University. Members of the Prince's staff and HMS Renown crew. Views of ship, HMS Renown at anchor off Halifax.

    01:13:35 Prince on board in tweed suit and flat cap. Crowds at a stadium or sports ground - looks like children holding up pieces of paper to make a Union Jack? Prince in large parade through city streets. Prince leaving large building. Prince at event, inspecting troops, standing to attention, saluting and so on. Motor cavalcade along sea front. Display in sports stadium, in form of Prince of Wales feathers and crown. Men on horseback arriving in town. Crowds waving. HMS Renown (?) in shallow dock. Prince inspecting more veterans and chatting to them. Prince and entourage walking along gangway. Prince coming down gangway from ship, wearing bowler hat and suit, carrying umbrella. He is greeted by officials. Prince tipping hat to passing ship. Point of view shot from front of ship approaching a bridge that opens as we approach. Prince walks past lines of boy scouts. Prince looking at a new seaplane (?) on dry land. Different view of ship approaching the opening bridge (it breaks a tape as if winning a race) then moving backwards. View of HMS Arundel Castle (?) in harbour. Prince of Wales in scout leader uniform inspecting boy scouts at a sports ground. Large crowd of scouts come running towards the Prince.

    There follows a separate news story. Intertitle refers to Prince of Wales in Scotland, visiting Paisley and Queen's Club where he reviews Boys' Brigade. Prince arrives, welcomed by cheering crowds. He walks through a decorated factory, lifting his hat, then along a street, tipping his hat to crowds. Prince inspects Boy's Brigade in a park. March past of Boys' Brigade. Prince arrives at sea front and walks onto dais.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    01:00:00:00 / 01:31:08:00
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