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  • Short Summary

    Prince Edward, Prince of Wales, returns to Britain after tour of Africa and South America.

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    Item title reads - Welcome home to "Our Prince".

    Intertitle - 'the existence of a loyal and united Africa today can be attributed to his personality and tact with Native, Boer and Afrikaner.'

    M/S as people wave to the car as it passes, Prince Edward, Prince of Wales, salutes to them. M/S as he greets military officials and salutes. M/S as he walks along a line of women in uniform and salutes. L/S of big crowds outside a palace. M/S as he walks down a line of African men in suits. M/S of a man dressed in a grass skirt and top, he is wearing a long mask of a bird with a Union Jack stuck out of the top. Others stand with him. Various shots of African ladies dancing.

    Intertitle - 'His democratic ways and absence of side "captured" Uruguay.' M/S as military people queue up to meet the Prince on a ship. M/S as he salutes and gets into a carriage. L/S of soldiers marching down the road. M/S of the Prince and another man in a car, they take their hats off. M/S of the Prince stood in front of a building with several men, one of them hands him a cup of coffee.

    Intertitle - 'Revival of British trade with the Argentine has followed his stay in Buenos Aires, where he had an indescribably enthusiastic reception.' M/S as he climbs up the ramp to a ship. L/S of his carriage, various shots of him with another man. L/S of crowds running along to follow him, L/S as he rides past.

    Intertitle - 'to all children he is always "Prince Charming."' M/S as he stands on the balcony with another man, the camera pans across them. L/S of the children stood below looking eagerly up at him. M/S of the Prince on a balcony watching. M/S as children in scouting uniform lift their hats on sticks above their heads.

    Intertitle - 'For 202 days - over 25,000 miles - in all weathers, from burning Veldt to snowy Andes - he has not spared himself in the Empire's service.' M/S as he shovels some earth into a plot, M/S of him stood underneath an umbrella. L/S of snow blowing across hills and train tracks. M/S of the royal train arriving at a station in high winds and blizzards.

    Intertitle - 'By the Prince's kindly intervention, Mr Bramley, Junior was able to leave H.M.S. Repulse in time to attend his father's funeral.' M/S as a boat sails across the water M/S of Mr Bramley stood with another sailor, M/S as he climbs off.

    Intertitle - 'London's great welcome despite leaden skies and a dreary drizzle.'
    Intertitle - 'At Victoria.' M/S as the Prince in his bearskin hat walks along with King George V who salutes, soldiers are lined up at the side. M/S as he walks down the line, L/S of him in the royal coach, it sets off. M/S of a big banner strung between buildings as he rides through the streets followed by Guards on horseback. Various shots as people wave when the royal coach drives past. Prince Albert, Duke of York, is also in the coach.

    Intertitle - 'Passing the Cenotaph.' L/S as the coach rides past the Cenotaph, the King salutes and attendants remove their hats.

    Intertitle - 'From the Admiralty Arch.' L/S from above as the royal party rides past.
    Intertitle - 'In the Mall.' Guards ride past again up the Mall followed by the royal carriage.

    Intertitle - 'At Buckingham Palace.' They ride up to Buckingham Palace and enter the gates. L/S of the crowds who wave and cheer.

    Note: an orange version and a yellow version of this item exist.

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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:
    01:33:50:00 / 01:42:01:00
    G 1234

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