The royal family head towards Cape Town on ship for tour of South Africa.
Unissued / Unused material.
Royal family on 'Vanguard' arrive in South Africa.
Various shots of sailors on deck, M/S others cleaning the ship preparing for visit, swabbing decks etc. M/S officer saluting as ship passes, crew do same from opposite ship. M/S Guard of Honour on ship. M/S band playing. Pan down ship to officers on deck. M/S ship with royal standard flying, pan down it. M/S King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother), Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret on prow looking out. The King salutes and the Queen waves as they head towards Cape Town. M/S as bunting is strung up. Various shots of General Smuts and Van Zyl meeting crew. M/S as King salutes, pan to Queen and Princesses. Various shots as King inspects troops. M/S Queen meeting officers on ship. M/S as family get off ship.
Cataloguer's note: date of item: 1/3/1947.