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  • Short Summary

    The Duke and Duchess of York set off on a world tour.

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    Item title reads: "The Royal World Tour. Duke and Duchess of York leave on their 6 months 34,000 mile empire Tour in H.M.S. Renown."

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

    M/S group of officials welcome the Duke on board. Brief glimpse of the Duchess, dressed in a light coat and cloche hat. There are various shots of the ship. Sailors salute as the party proceed up the gangplank. The crowds wave enthusiastically on the shore as the ship moves off slowly. A boy is seen jumping up and down in front of the camera. Crowds are seen waving, some wave their hats. M/S panning along a line of sailors. Two biplanes fly overhead. The couple are seen on the deck. The Duchess waves. The ship is seen moving out to sea from Portsmouth Harbour.

    At a train station, a car has drawn up, and the Duke gets out. There are various officials and dignitaries gathered for the Royal send off. The Duke and Duchess greet various people, shaking hands. The Duchess looks very elegant in her outfit and quite relaxed. She kisses a woman farewell, and Queen Mary is seen getting out of the train carriage after a final parting.

    Note: The item title frames are missing from the transferred story. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, is hardly seen at all until the sequence at the station.

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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:
    01:48:14:00 / 01:58:49:00
    G 1362

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