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  • Short Summary

    The King and Queen of Afghanistan arrive at Dover, travel to London to meet King George V and Queen Mary, and lay a wreath at the Cenotaph.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "Our Royal Guests - Britain welcomes Amanullah, King of Afghanistan and Souriya, his beautiful Queen."

    Dover, Kent and London.
    M/S of a liner coming into the docks at Dover. M/S of the King and Queen of Afghanistan walking down the gangplank, followed by military men, including a guard with a busby hat. The King walks along the dockside with his military entourage and salutes a line of guards standing to attention.

    The King and Queen walk beside a train on a railway platform at Dover with their entourage and are greeted by men in white wigs; one reads to them from a book - presumably some kind of traditional greeting; the book is handed to the King, the Queen is given a bunch of flowers.

    At a London railway station (probably Victoria) we see the royal party getting off the train and being greeted by King George V and Queen Mary; they are all seen shaking hands with various military dignitaries. The two Kings walk past a line of guards in busbys outside the station then get into an open carriage under a canopy of international flags outside the station; the two Queens can be made out in the background getting into their open carriage.

    High angle L/S of the royal procession coming along the crowd-lined street (possibly Victoria Street?), under a banner reading 'The Citizens of Westminster Welcome the King and Queen of Afghanistan'. The crowds wave as the two Kings go past. L/S of the carriage coming along Constitution Hill from Hyde Park Corner (?), then arriving at Buckingham Palace.

    Intertitle reads: "At the Cenotaph."
    Before a large crowd, the King and Queen of Afghanistan place a huge wreath of flowers at the base of the memorial, assisted by members of their entourage.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    720.11
    Media URN:
    33769
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:40:00 / 01:19:45:00
    Canister:
    G 1485

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