• Short Summary

    King Leopold of Belgium arrives in Dover and is met by Royal Family.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Our Royal Guest - King Leopold in England".

    Dover, Kent and London.

    Various shots of Channel ferry arriving at port. Canons are fired from Dover Castle on top of white cliffs. RAF (Royal Air Force). King Leopold of Belgium stands on deck with other dignitaries. Panning shot follows Prince Henry (Duke of Gloucester) as walks from quay onto deck of ship to greet King Leopold. The King and the Prince introduce each other to various English and Belgian dignitaries, including M. Spaak, Belgian Foreign Minister.

    Various shots of Prince and King walking into train station. Crowds and Mayor of Dover wait to greet them. Belgian and Union Jack flags hang from ceiling. Prince, King and entourage board a train bound for London. L/S of Dover Castle.

    M/S of Royal train pulling into station at Victoria, London. M/S of King and Prince walking out of station to face troop of Coldstream Guards. M/S of King Leopold talking with King George VI (formerly Prince Albert, Duke of York) and Prince Henry.

    Various shots of procession of horse drawn carriages and Royal Lifeguards moving through crowd lined city streets.

    Note: appears to have been reedited. Commentary refers to 2 Kings shaking hands - we do not see this in item.

    Note: another story about King Leopold's visit exists in 37/92 - see record for LEAVING BUCKINGHAM PALACE. Commentary for OUR ROYAL GUEST KING runs directly in to this story.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:02:25:00

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