Crown Prince of State of Sikkim in India, marries American girl Hope Cooke.
Gangtok, Sikkim, India.
GV. Gangtok. LV. Street scene, people milling around gathering for the wedding of Crown Prince of Sikkim and American girl Hope Cooke - she is to become Maharani of Sikkim. CU. Sikkimese woman holding child. GV. of the monastery where the royal wedding will take place. SV. Hope Cooke and Crown Prince Gyalsay Palden Thondup Namgyal. CU. Bride. CU. Groom. LV. & CU. A colourful canopy being erected for the wedding ceremony. SV. Pan, hundreds of glasses laid out on tables ready for the guests. GV. Crowds and guests outside the monastery. SV. The guests going into the monastery. SV. Crowd watching. LV. Maharajah Denjong Chogyal Tashi Namgyal, ruler of Sikkim, arriving accompanied by his son Crown Prince Thondup Namgyal. SV. Crowd watching. SCU. Maharajah and the Crown Prince walk into the monastery. LV. The Buddha. CU. The Buddha. GV. Interior of the monastery with Maharajah seated on the throne. On his right the Crown Prince is seated, waiting for the bride to arrive. SV. Maharajah seated on the throne. SV. The Crown Prince seated awaiting arrival of bride. LV. Exterior, the bride arriving. At the same time Sikkimese men playing drum, cymbal and flute. SV. Men playing drum, cymbal and flute. CU. Man playing trumpet. Top view of the bride about to go into the monastery. LV. She goes into the monastery. CU. Buddha. LV. Bride walks past Maharajah to take her place next to the bridegroom. A silk scarf is handed to Maharajah. CU. Maharajah receiving silk scarf. SV. Bride and groom in their places - bridegroom's throne is higher than bride's. SV. Bride and groom in their places with Maharajah on throne in background. CU. Maharajah Wedding ceremony in progress. SV. A silk scarf being placed around the bride's neck. CU. The bride bowing. SV. More scarves being presented to the bride and groom. CU. The bridegroom receiving scarf. SV. Bride and groom receiving scarves. GV. Crowds running towards the monastery to see the bride and groom as they depart. SV. Maharajah walking towards camera past crowds after the ceremony. CU. The bride and groom smiling walking towards camera past crowds.