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    The British Royal Family ended their tour of Southern Africa with a visit to Table Mountain and Cape Town.

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    SLATE INFORMATION: Cape Town bids farewell to Royal family

    SOUTH AFRICA: Cape Town:
    PRINCESS ELIZABETH (Queen Elizabeth II) Return to Cape Town. Princess comes-of-age and takes the salute at Youth Rally. Children sing "Happy Birthday" makes ascent of Table Moutain by cable railways Finally, return to Duncan Dock and is seen at the forward gun turret of the Vanguard waving to the people as Vanguard pulls out for home

    QUEEN ELIZABETH (Queen Mother) Returns to Cape Town. Makes ascent of Table Mountain by Cable railway with Smuts. who retrieves Queens Hat. Leaving Duncan Docks, Cape Town for journey home. Seen going abroad and later waving with rest of Royal Family from the foreward gun turret children singing Happy B/Day to Tou.

    KING GEORGE VI Return to Cape Town - saying good-bye to members of the staff of the White Train. Makes ascent to Table mountain by cable railway with Queen and Princesses and Smuts. Finally, leaving from Duncan Dock, Cape Town for home. King is piped aboard and as ship leaves port the Royal Family are seen waving to the crowds

    PRINCESS MARGARET Return to Cape Town. Make ascent to top of Table Mountain with F-M Smuts. Finally, standing with rest of Royal Family in forward gun turret of the Vanguard waving good-bye as they sail for home

    ROYAL TOURS Royal Family return to Cape Town. Say farewell to members of the White Train. Princess Elizabeth's coming-of-age. Takes salute to youth's rally.. Makes ascent to top of Table Mountain

    ROYAL TOURS Departing from Duncan Dock, Cape Town. Vanguard fires a salute as Royal Family goes aboard. Greeting from Captain Agnew. Royal Family appear beyond forward gun turret and wave good-bye as the Vanguard slowly leaves the harbour

    SMUTS to top of table Mountain with Royal Family by cable railway

    TABLE MOUNTAIN Royal Family travelling up by cable railway. Good shot of Cape Town from the top. Good shots of King George silhouetted against Table Mountain on deck of Vanguard (See Royal Tour of S. Africa)


    South Africa; Royalty
    Background: The British Royal Family ended their tour of Southern Africa with a visit to Table Mountain and Cape Town.

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    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
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