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  • Short Summary

    Historic ceremony to South Africa, New Zealand and Newfoundland Premiers, Lord Mayor, Duke and Duchess of Windsor attend.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Freedom for Dominion Premiers. The Lord Mayor and Duke and Duchess of York attend historic ceremony to South African, New Zealand and Newfoundland Premiers".

    City of London.

    Various shots of cars drawing up outside a grand hotel; doormen hold open doors and we see several dignitaries (Empire Prime Ministers?) and their wives get out. A man in a cloak ushers a little girl forward who presents one of the wives with a bouquet.

    M/S of Lord Mayor of London (Colonel Sir Rowland Blades) and Lady Mayoress being helped into horse drawn carriage by attendants in ceremonial robes and cocked hats. M/S of Duke of York (Prince Albert) and Duchess of York (Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon) getting into waiting car outside hotel. They shake hands with cloaked man as they pass him. An unidentified man and woman (Empire Prime Minister and wife?) get into another waiting car.

    Prime minister of South Africa is General J. B. M. Hertzog, Prime Minister of New Zealand is J. G. Coates, High Commissioner of Newfoundland is Captain V. Gordon (name of Prime Minister, if one exists, is unknown).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    656.17
    Media URN:
    26438
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:36:00 / 01:42:36:00
    Canister:
    G 1348

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