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    King George VI, The Queen Mother, Princess Elizabeth, and Princess Margaret travel aboard the HMS Vanguard to St.

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    Gaumont British Ident

    SLATE INFORMATION: The Royal Homecoming


    ATTLEE Greets Royal Family at Waterloo on return from S. African Tour

    PRINCESS ELIZABETH Vanguard draws into St. Helena and received by Governor-General - visit Napoleon home of exile - Longwood. Receive present from crew. Seen on Gun turret with family at portsmouth. Kissed by Duke of Gloucester to welcome home Arriving at Waterlooo and seen on balcony of Buckingham Palace

    QUEEN ELIZABETH Vanguard draws into St. Helena. Royal Family greeted by Governor-General. With Royal Family on turret at Portsmouth Receives brooch from crews, Delights crew by pinning it on On gun turret at Portsmouth. On balcony with others on Buckingham Palace

    GEORGE VI Royal Family call at St. Helena. Governor of island greets them. Visit Longwood, home of Napoleon. Crews make a presentation to the King of a wallet - Duke of Gloucester comes aboard. Inspection of airborne troops at Guildhall. Portsmouth. Finally, royal Family on balcony

    DUKE OF GLOUCESTER Goes on board the Vanguard to greet return of Royal Family Kisses Queen and Princesses. Shakes hands with King

    GUARDS OF HONOUR King inspects Guard of Honour at the Guildhall, Portsmouth

    LONGWOOD Royal Family visit Longwood - home of Napoleon in exile on St. Helena

    PRINCESS MARGARET aboard Vanguard goes ashore at St. Helena. Received by the Governor of the Island-visits Napoleon home of Longwood Take turn at the wheel in Bay of Biscay. Official leave taking receives present from members of crew. With rest of Royal Family on gun turret at Portsmouth. Being kissed by Duke of Gloucester to welcome home. On balcony of Buckingham Palace

    NAVAL BRITISH Crew of the Vanguard greet Wives and children at quayside at Portsmouth. Very good shots

    PORTSMOUTH. King and Queen attends reception at Guildhall at return of Royal Family from S.A. Tour. Inspects Guard of Honour of Airborne Troops

    ROYAL TOURS: THE ROYAL HOMECOMING Vanguard calls in at St. Helena - Royal Family come ashore - received by Governor. Pay visit to Longwood home of Napoleon - Tortoise presented to His Majesties. Visit to Signal Hill. Entering Bay of Viscay Princesses take turn at the wheel. Official leave-taking, presentation from members of the ship's company. Duke of Gloucester goes aboard at Portsmouth. Reception at Guildhall, Portsmouth. Attlee waits for them at Waterloo and journey to Palace where the Royal Family pose on the balcony

    SAILORS Br Sailors at Quayside greeting wives and children from the Vanguard

    ST HELENA Vanguard pulls onto St. Helena with Royal Family aboard Governor-General receives them. Taken to see Longwood the home of Napoleon in exile. Seen with tortoise the oldest inhabitant and see the longest staircase. Shots of island from summit

    TORTOISE King and Queen looking at tortoise at St. Helena

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    Background: King George VI, The Queen Mother, Princess Elizabeth, and Princess Margaret travel aboard the HMS Vanguard to St. Helena before returning home to cheering crowds after 100 days away

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