• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    Item title reads - The Princess a Welsh bard.

    Mountain Ash, Wales.

    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 the Arch Druid drinks from the "Horn of Plenty". C/U individual shots of various druids in the ancient white costume of the calling. C/U of Princess Elizabeth dressed in the robes of a novitiate. Various shots of the ceremony. M/S as a lady-in-waiting adjusts the ancient head-dress for Princess Elizabeth. She walks from the ceremony.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1406.21
    Media URN:
    45763
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1946
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:48:00 / 01:41:57:00
    Canister:
    46/64

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