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Our King Emperor (1911)
 

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Main title: "The Durbar Procession". The procession moves along a road in open countryside lined with troops; the Royal carriage and its cavalcade enter a huge arena. King George V and Queen Mary arrive at the canopied dais. Title: "The ruling Chiefs pay homage. H. H. The Nizam of Hyderabad". He walks to the dais, bows and moves away. Title: "H.H. The Gaekwar of Baroda". The Gaekwar makes his bow and is followed by others. The troops massed in the arena.

Title: "Departure of Their Majesties". The King and Queen leave the dais, enter their carriage and drive away (308). CS of the crowds lining the route. "The garden party and people's f├Ęte". The enclosure crowded with people. Title: "Their Imperial Majesties present themselves to the crowds". The King and Queen are seen from behind in velvet robes and wearing their crowns, standing on a raised platform, before the vast crowd. An Indian dance is performed in the arena, the King and Queen are seen looking on before the Royal party leave the platform. A still photograph of the King and Queen concludes the film.