• Short Summary

    Footage of the British royal family arriving in South Africa. Includes scenes aboard the battleship?

  • Description

    Atlantic Ocean: GV Heavy sea and sloops passing Vanguard. LV sloop passing. STV Royal Family waving form deck of Vanguard. L sloops in heavy sea. SV King Queen Princesses seated on deck chair. CU King Queen seated on deck chairs. TV Princesses playing game with midshipmen. SV Princess Elizabeth laughing and is touched by Midshipmen. SCU Queen in turban hat looking on. STV King Queen looking on pan up to princesses playing game. STV Princess Elizabeth grabbed etc. then waves arms about. CU Queen looking on. STV Princess Margaret playing game running round back of midshipmen. CU King Queen looking on STV Princess Margaret playing game with Midshipmen. Shot Royal Family on Bridge with Midshipmen. Shot Royal Family on Bridge looking down on deck. pan shot King Neptune inspecting Neptune guard. CU ditto. TV Neptune's procession on deck. STV ditto. LV preparing giant razors and bath etc. STV Royal party arriving for ceremony. LV sailors seated on guns pan to ceremony. SV Neptune doctor tests and tastes water. SV Frank Gillard (BBC) being pushed into chair and stunned etc. SV Royal Family laughing. SV Victim being shaved and pushed on face. CU bald head being stamped. SV Victim being decked in water. SV Royal Family laughing. SV another victim being tipped into water and ducked. pan from Queen to Princesses having faces powdered. Shot Royal Family on bridge watching fun on deck. Pan showing rough House and sailors ducking one another. TV Aircraft carrier and other ships passing.
    Background: Footage of the British royal family arriving in South Africa. Includes scenes aboard the battleship 'Vanguard' of Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret joining in deck games and taking part in Neptune ceremonies when crossing the Equator.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7C1K3K7FM9BVMUKH2JM1JANNC
    Media URN:
    VLVA7C1K3K7FM9BVMUKH2JM1JANNC
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1947
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
  • Part of…

    Africa Acclaims the King: First pictures arrival of Royal Family in South Africa. Graphic dispatch includes intimate scenes aboard battleship Vanguard. Princesses join in deck games and Neptune ceremonies when crossing the line

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