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    Royal family depart for tour of South Africa.

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    SLATE INFORMATION: The Royal Departure for South Africa

    ENGLAND: London:
    Royal Family leaving Buckingham Palace in cars before cheering crowd to start Royal Tour to South Africa

    Royal Cars going through Admiralty Arch before going to South Africa for Royal Tour - being cheered by massed crowds

    Prime Minister Clement Attlee bids farewell to Royal Family at Waterloo before Royal Tour to South Africa

    Shot of Big Ben and Houses of Parliament (slight mist)

    PRINCESS ELIZABETH Leaving Buckingham Pacace for South AFrican Tour. Seen at Waterloo station. later at Southampton and on board the Vanguard in group with Queen Mary, Duchess of Kent, King and Queen and Princess Margaret

    QUEEN ELIZABETH Leaves Buckingham Palace in closed car for Waterloo at the start of Royal Tour to S. Africa. On Waterloo at the start of Royal Tour to South Africa. On Waterloo Station shaking hands with Mr Attlee - seen with Queen Mother Duchess of Kent and Duke.Gloucester who travel with Royal Family to Southampton

    PARLIAMENT Shot of Big Ben and Houses of Parliament (slight mist)

    GEORGE VI OF ENGLAND Leaving Buckingham Palace for S. African tour - Meeting members of Government at Waterloo and Queen Mary - Duchess of Kent, Duke of Gloucester. Leaving for Waterloo - walking up gang-plank. Good group of Queen Mary, Duchess of Kent, Queen Elizabeth Princesses and Duke Gloucester

    DUKE OF GLOUCESTER Bidding goodbye to the King and Queen and Princesses at Waterloo before the S. Africa Trip

    GUARDS OF HONOUR Naval Ratings form Guard of Honour for Royal Family when leaving for S. Africa

    DUCHESS OF KENT Duchess of Kent travels with Royal Family to Southampton to see them off to S. Africa Later seen in very good group with Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, the King, and two Princesses.

    THE MALL Royal Family going down the Mall in cars to start journey to S. Africa being cheered by crowds who surge forward

    MARGARET ROSE - PRINCESS (Princess Margaret) Seen on deck of Vanguard with Group of Queen Mary Elizabeth, King, Duchess of Kent and Princess Elizabeth during start of tour of S. Africa

    MARY THE QUEEN MOTHER Bidding farewell to the Royal Family before the departure for South Africa at Waterloo and accompanied the Royal Family to Portsmouth. Very good group of King, Queen, Marine, Queen Mother and Princesses

    NAVAL BRITISH Naval ratings doing physical jerks to keep warm while awaiting Royal Party to board Vanguard. Shots of the Royal Suite aboard Vanguard. Piping his Majesty aboard the Vanguard. Helping his mother to step off the gangway.

    PRINCESS ROYAL. Travels with Royal Family to Southampton seeing them off to S. Africa

    RAILWAYS Good shots of Royal Train at Waterloo with flags of England and S. Africa on front. Shots of King and Queen waving good-bye through the windows of train

    VANGUARD H.M.S. BATTLE Ship. Very good shots of Royal Family on deck when leaving for Royal Tour in South Africa
    Background: Royal family depart for tour of South Africa.

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    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
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    ROYAL: Royal family departs for tour of South Africa in 1947

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