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  • Short Summary

    Duke and Duchess of York are initiated as members of Gorsedd at Welsh National Eisteddfod.

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    Full title reads: "Royal bards - Albert of Eforg, and Betsi of Efrog, initiated members of Gorsedd at Welsh National Eisteddfod".

    Duke and Duchess of York in druidic ceremony.

    Swansea, Wales.

    M/S of a procession druidic looking types in robes, some holding banners. Some of the druids carry a bronze statuette of a dragon. High angled L/S of a crowd gathered in a park. They are watching the druids perform some sort of ceremony. Various shots of druidic ceremony. A sword is presented to the chief druid (wearing laurrel wreath) who gives a speech. The chief druid is then presented with a pipe made from bull's horn. C/U of chief speaking.

    M/S of chief druid standing between Duke of York (Prince Albert) and Duchess of York (Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon). The Duke and Duchess both wear druidic robes, the Duke seems to be having trouble controlling his headdress in the wind. C/U of druid chief with Duke and Duchess. C/U of Duchess laughing.

    Another version starts at 01:22:12. Second version appears to be identical to the first.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:28:00 / 01:23:57:00
    G 1317

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