• Short Summary

    Princess Elizabeth becomes a bard in ancient Welsh ceremony at Mountain Ash. Wales.

  • Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    Mountain Ash, Wales. Princess Elizabeth becomes a bard in ancient Welsh ceremony.

    Druids raise the ancient and sacred sword above their heads for the ceremony at the National Eisteddfod of Wales at Dyffryn Park. High angle shots of the ceremony in progress. Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II), dressed in ancient robes, is led to the Arch Druid to become a bard, everyone applauds her. M/S as a lady-in-waiting adjusts the ancient head-dress for Princess Elizabeth. She walks from the ceremony. C/U of Princess Elizabeth dressed in the robes of a novitiate. M/S as the Arch Druid drinks from the "Horn of Plenty". C/U individual shots of various druids in the ancient white costume of the calling. Various shots of the ceremony.

    Possibly connected with 46/64 - MD.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unknown sel originals
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:28:00 / 01:06:17:00
    UNSO Reel 087

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