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    Edward, the Prince of Wales, on tour in America.

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    New York, U.S.A., United States of America.

    Title: "America welcomes The Prince".

    Title (for American version?): "NEW YORK CITY. Welcome, Prince of Wales! For the second time New York greets the heir to the British throne, arriving to attend International Polo matches".

    Point of view shot from a moving vessel of an ocean steam liner.

    Intertitle: "The first onslaught .. reporters and cameramen climb aboard the 'Berengaria' ..."

    Intertitle: "The 'Berengaria' arrives ..."

    Aerial shot of the liner at sea seen between the wings of a biplane.

    Intertitle: "Battalions of photographers besieged him on the boat ..."

    M/S of journalists and cameramen clambering aboard the liner from their boat moored next to it - there is a lot of pushing and shoving.

    Intertitle: "The Prince escapes on the yacht 'Black Watch'."

    L/S of a smaller steam boat moored next to the liner. Various shots of a swish looking steam yacht passing the camera, Prince Edward, (the Prince of Wales), stands on the prow waving, several glamorous looking men and women stand on deck.

    L/S of the Prince of Wales (Prince Edward) and his glamorous friends walking on a pier. Panning L/S follows the Prince as he walks down the pier with a woman dressed in white, the Prince tips his hat towards the camera.

    Intertitle: "Where he is staying ... The Burden Estate from the air ..."

    Aerial shot a magnificent white mansion in park-like grounds.

    Intertitle: "The Prince arrives at Glen Cove".

    M/S of the Prince walking up a jetty to shake hands with a man and woman, he is accompanied by a man in military uniform and his friends. Good C/U of Prince Edward.

    Intertitle: "Miss Leonora Cahill ... the Prince's first dancing partner".

    C/U of Leonora - a slender young woman with dark hair. More shots of journalists clambering aboard the liner, they all wear straw boaters, standing on the deck of the press boat is a solitary woman in an ill-fitting dress that is falling off one shoulder, she looks towards the ship.

    Intertitle: "The Prince's welcome is but a further indication of his over-whelming popularity - in England he is beloved ... as the Prince of Princes ..."

    Top shot of the Prince of Wale's (Prince Edward) car trying to drive through a densely packed crowd, eventually the car stops in front of a gate, the crowds surge around it. Panning M/S of a crowd of admirers - mainly women - standing behind wrought iron railings.

    Intertitle: "As a sportsman ..."

    M/S of the Prince mounting a horse with help from a man in a Stetson. M/S of the Prince riding towards the camera, he is followed by half a dozen cowboys. M/S of the Prince teeing off on the Golf course, a little girl watches.

    Intertitle: "He is not a stranger to these shores, having visited here three years ago ..."

    High angled shot of a ticker tape parade - a convoy of big cars drive down a crowd lined city street. Point of view shot from one of the cars in the parade, Union Jacks and the Stars and Stripes hang from every building - looks like it could be New York. M/S of the Prince coming down steps of a large building - N.Y.C. library? - the Prince, surrounded by various dignitaries, stops and salutes. Top shot of a vast crowd.

    Various top shots of the Prince and entourage walking around a park, several policemen clear the public out of the way. C/U of the Prince standing next to an older man with a moustache, the Prince wears a floppy brimmed hat and smokes.

    High angled panning shot of a horse race. Low angled shot of the Prince of Wales (Prince Edward) and companions watching the race from an awning covered balcony. Slow motion M/S of horses racing past. Various L/Ss of jockeys riding their horses past the judge's stand. Top shot of a crowd of spectators.

    Intertitle: "The Prince of Wales arrives - and reveals a new style in hat brims".

    More shots of the Prince and entourage walking in a park and of the Prince in a floppy brimmed hat.

    Intertitle: "Six furlongs to go - they're off".

    Panning L/S following horses racing.

    Intertitle: "The Prince watches the racing from the judges' stand".

    More shots of the Prince watching the races from a balcony. More shots of the race.

    Intertitle: "Wise Counsellor, whose victory brings $29,000 to F.A. Burton, his owner".

    More shots of the race. High angled shot of the winning jockey riding his horse in front of the Prince in the judge's stand. M/S of the winning horse and jockey.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:09:15:00
    G 1119

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