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  • Short Summary

    Prince and Princess Bibesco leave for America on the Cunard liner Aquitania.

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    Item title reads - Prince & Princess Bibesco leave for America in giant Cunarder "Aquitania". Mrs Asquith saw her daughter off. Liverpool, Merseyside.

    The passengers board the ship. The couple talk to each other, the camera pans across to another woman standing with them.

    Note: it is not clear whether these three people are Prince & Princess Bibesco and Miss Asquith.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:01:00 / 01:46:29:00
    G 741

Comments (1)

  1. pauldarby says

    The woman on the left in this film is Margot Asquith, wife of the former Prime Minister of England, Herbert Asquith. The man is the Romanian Prince Antoine Bibesco, her son-in-law. The third (young) woman is his wife, Princess Elizabeth (Asquith) Bibesco , 22 years his junior, the only daughter of Margot and Herbert Asquith. The Prince and Princess are on their way to his post as Romanian ambassador to the U.S. (from 1921-1926). Margot thought Bibesco's marriage to her daughter (in 1919) had been a great coup. Was it?

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