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  • Short Summary

    Compilation of footage of Prince Edward (Prince of Wales) put together as a standby obituary.

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    Titles read: 'Obituary The Duke of Windsor'. [Duke died in 1972, two years after Pathe stopped producing newsreels - they must have had this ready in case he went sooner.]

    Compilation of footage featuring Prince Edward, the Prince of Wales (King Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor) - various locations of events.

    Duke and Duchess of Windsor arrive at Methodist Hospital in Texas, United States of America and attend press conference inside - 1964. L/S Prince of Wales in robes, flanked by Queen Mary and King George V, walking down steps at a ceremony - could be his investiture? Prince in naval uniform, sitting with large group of sailors and officers on a ship. Prince in army uniform takes salute as soldiers march past. Prince with officials during tour of Uruguay in 1925. Prince poses on balcony with others. Prince in uniform inspects veterans. King George and Queen Mary in open carriage drive past crowds. Still shots of Prince Edward with Wallis Simpson. Officials in ornate ceremonial dress standing on balcony with guards beneath - death of King George? Prince Troops the Colour. Newspaper headlines: 'King To Marry Mrs Simpson', 'Edward Will Take Mrs Simpson As Royal Consort', 'Edward Wally Wed In Spring, London Report'. Prince and Wallis pose on steps of country building for press. The couple walk about in garden and pose. Soldiers digging trenches visited by Prince. Prince and Wallis arrive at tropical city; walk through streets, pose on balcony. Prince steps down from plane. Prince poses with Queen Mary. Prince and Wallis in town, drink from cups at water fountain. Funeral of King George VI. New York skyline. Prince and Wallis on board ship with dogs. The couple at a nightclub. Prince and Wallis arrive at Westminster Abbey. The couple at press conference. (End titles - Pathe News.)

    More footage of Edward and Mrs Simpson in garden. Troops march along platform. Soldiers digging trench. Tanks drive through village. Prince of Wales with officials walking past crowds (Japan?). Prince and officials (including Teddy Roosevelt?) move through crowds. Group pose on balcony. Prince on tour of Uruguay. Brief shot of swimsuited Prince (?) lying down on surfboard, paddling through the water. Intertitle refers to Prince of Wales on HMAS Australia. Duplicate footage of Prince with group of sailors and officers on board ship. Extra shots show Prince arriving and inspecting sailors. Prince in robes with Queen Mary and King George V at ceremony. Prince in military uniform and fur-trimmed coat arrives at London event (First World War) and speaks to officers. Prince visits mining town and is greeted by officials then inspects troops. More from Uruguay visit. Buenos Aires: Prince in open carriage with official. Prince on balcony with others. Prince in bearskin hat leading procession past crowds. Trooping the Colour. Prince opens Parliament of Northern Ireland in Belfast.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1911 - 1964
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:14:00 / 01:24:03:00

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