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Coronation 1930

Introduction
Preparations
Representatives Arriving
Drive to Cathedral
Cathedral of St George
Coronation Procession

The Procession after the Coronation

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Crowned Emperor walking outside the Cathedral with Prince

"Eventually, at about half-past twelve, the Mass came to an end, and the emperor and empress, crowned, shuffling along under a red and gold canopy, and looking as Irene remarked, exactly like the processional statues of Seville......." EW


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Crowned Emperor walking with Prince past a Movietone Lorry


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Crowned Emperor outside Cathedral with Prince

The opening to the tented extension to the cathedral can be seen in the background


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Crowned Emperor with crown, orb and sceptre

"He received the Gold-Embroidered Scarlet Robes, the Jewelled Sword, Imperial Gold Sceptre, the Orb, the Diamond Encrusted Ring, and two Gold Filigree Lances in token of His position and responsibility" NG


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Crowned Empress Menen outside the Cathedral

Walking past the Movietone News lorry.


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Crown Prince Asfaw Wossen

Taken just outside the tented extension with The Duke of Gloucester following behind.

From a photograph marked Chante, A-A on the front


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Emperor preparing to present trophy at the horse races

"There was a race meeting, where the local ponies plunged over low jumps and jockeys cut off corners; the emperor sat all alone under a great canopy......." EW


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Emperor at the horse races watching presentation of a trophy

"Prince Udine presented an enormous cup and the emperor a magnificent kind of urn whose purpose no one could discover..." EW


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