• Short Summary

    Wedding of Crown Prince of Sikkim and American socialite Hope Cooke.

  • Description

    Sikkim.

    Title reads 'US Socialite Weds Crown Prince of Sikkim'.

    GV Himalayan countryside with hillside dwellings visible - this is a small state between India and China, called Sikkim (Cumran). MLV Ornamental archway over road. MCU Palace guard with rifle over shoulder on duty. MS Some of the American Embassy staff to India arriving. Various shots of people dressed in ornamental traditional costume. The father of the groom, Maharaja Sir Tashi Namgyal enters the Buddhist temple. Various shots inside the temple with the groom Crown Prince Gyalsay Palden Thondup Namgyal of Sikkim with his bride, American woman Hope Cooke. The exchange of silk scarves marks the actual moment of matrimony. GV Large white palace in Gangtok, capital of Sikkim. MS & CU The Crown Prince with his bride in garden of palace.

    (Comb.F.G.)

    Date found in the old record - 27/03/1963.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2647.12
    Media URN:
    78787
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:51:00 / 01:20:03:00
    Canister:
    UN 3734 I

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The wedding took place on 20 March 1963.

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