• Short Summary

    Duke of Edinburgh attends the Lord Taverners light-hearted ball at Grosvenor House.

  • Description

    Grosvenor House, London.

    Lots of laughs are shared at Taverners light hearted ball at Grosvenor House - Prince Philip receives his birthday present. SV. Pan, Duke of Edinburgh followed by the two Princesses, Princess Alexandra of Kent, daughter of Duchess of Kent, and Princess Margaret of Denmark, walking across the ballroom (2 shots). SCU Master of Ceremonies John Snagge, holding cricket bat, two judges etc., walking across ballroom floor. SCU. Royal party sitting at the table. SLV. Procession walking towards Royal party's table. CU. Prince Philip standing up and receiving cricket bat from John Snagge - it is a birthday present. CU. Mr Pastry (Richard Hearne) lighting 'Olympic' torch. SCU. Duke striking gong for start of race. CU. Mr Pastry and a few other men line up for race. Mr Pastry does a somersault and resumes his position. SLV. Start of race. CU. Runners arriving at pile of clothes. CU. Runners changing clothes. SCU. Runners changing clothes, Mr Pastry falls down. CU. Mr Pastry's back - putting on his trousers. SLV. Runners walking towards judges. SCU. Mr Pastry, a winner, gets knocked down by one of the judges. SCU Mr Pastry is taken out. The ball is held in aid of National Playing Field Association (NPFA).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    547.34
    Media URN:
    31178
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1952
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:37:00 / 01:50:19:00
    Canister:
    55/92

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