• Short Summary

    American newsreels raise the possibility of King Edward VIII marrying Mrs Simpson.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown

    Title reads: "England's American Queen?" American Voiceover.

    Views of Prince Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor) in Guards uniform inspecting troops. Various shots of the wedding of Prince George, Duke of Kent. Various CUs of newspaper headlines about the possibility of King Edward VIII marrying Mrs Wallis Simpson (later Duchess of Windsor). Exterior of Simpson home in Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America. Exterior of Buckingham Palace, London. Various stills of Edward and Mrs Simpson.

    Title reads: "World Waits With Wally" American Voiceover.

    Shot of King Edward VIII superimposed over newspaper headlines. Crowds gather outside Buckingham Palace to show that - according to the voiceover 'All the world loves a lover'. Shot of Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin. Shot of Winston Churchill. Still of Wallis Simpson. Ext of cottage where Wallis was born. CU Warfield coat of arms. Shot of Edward and Mrs Simpson at the horse races - the Grand National. Picture of Wallis surrounded by Churchill, Baldwin, Prince Albert, and King Edward VIII. Ext. of Westminster Abbey. Interview with Bishop Stiers (sp?) member of the American Protestant Episcopal Church discussing Church's teaching against marriage of divorced people.

    N.B. Check copyright on use of stills. Presumably issued during the Abdication crisis of 1936.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    2K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:28:00 / 01:25:27:00
    UN 85 D

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