• Short Summary

    King Edward VIII leads the Trooping of the Colour - his first birthday as Monarch.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Trooping the Colour on His Majesty's first birthday as Monarch".


    Various shots of King Edward VIII (formerly Prince of Wales, later Duke of Windsor) riding horse out of gates to Buckingham Palace. Cheering crowds line the Mall and around the Queen Victoria memorial.

    Dressed in military uniform he leads a parade of Horse guards down Mall towards Horse guards Parade. He wears a black arm band, still in mourning for his father, King George V. Behind the King ride Prince Albert (Duke of York, later King George VI), Prince Henry (Duke of Gloucester) and Prince George (Duke of Kent).

    The King and Princes take their positions on parade ground. L/S of balcony where Queen Mary, Duchess of York (Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother), Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II), Princess Margaret, Duchess of Kent and the Duchess of Gloucester.

    Various shots of King and soldiers from guards regiments (in busbies) saluting or standing to attention for National Anthem. Various shots of King inspecting guards. L/S of two young Princesses watching from window. Various shots of regiments marching around parade ground.

    Various shots of First Battalion Grenadier Guards slowly marching past King, behind the King's Colour (ensign flag). Various shots of soldiers and cavalry from guards regiments marching off parade ground and down Mall. King and Duke of York stand in gateway to Buckingham Palace as troops march past.

    M/S of Queen Mary, two little princesses and Duchess of York on balcony of Buckingham Palace. All the adults wear mourning dress.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:40:00 / 01:30:34:00

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