It was sloppy hat and slacks day for the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, November 17, during their tour of Ethiopia.
AIR V. ON ROUTE TO GONDAR.
AIR V. SHOWING RIVER NILE.
AIR V. OF ROUTE TO GONDAR.
L.V. PLANE TAXI-ING.
C.U. HIS EXCELLENCY DEDJZEMACH KIFLIE DADI OF SIMEN, WAITING TO GREET DUKE.
S.V. DUKE OUT OF PLANE, SHAKES HANDS WITH HIS EXCELLENCY.
S.V. DUCHESS OUT OF PLANE.
S.V.PAN PEOPLE WAITING.
L.V. DUKE AND DUCHESS WALKING TOWARDS.
S.V.PAN DUKE AND DUCHESS TOWARDS CAR.
G.V. OF CASTLE.
L.V. PEOPLE WAITING.
L.V. TWO WOMEN WATCHING.
S.V. CAMERAMAN SHOWING DUCHESS HOW TO SET CAMERA.
L.V. CAR LEAVING CASTLE.
S.V. MEN WAVING.
G.V. CAMP AT FOOT OF HILLS OF THE SIMEN MOUNTAIN.
G.V. HILLS AND COUNTRY.
S.V. DUKE WITH MR. PEEL AND WIFE, CONSUL IN ADDIS ABABA.
S.V. DUCHESS WITH CAMERA.
S.V. DUKE WALKING.
S.V. DUKE AND DUCHESS
L.V. PICNIC PARTY PAN TO SCENERY.
TRAVEL SHOT IN CAR.
S.V. CROWDS WAITING EN ROUTE CHURCH OF ENGLAND MISSION TO THE JEWS AT DAUBED.
L.V. ROYAL CAR BREAKDOWN.
S.V. DUKE AND DUCHESS WAITING.
C.U. NATIVE GIRL WITH BABY.
L.V. ROYAL CAR LEAVING.
Initials D.C/CW J.H./P.B.
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Background: It was sloppy hat and slacks day for the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, November 17, during their tour of Ethiopia.
After the dress-uniform-and-medals meeting with Emperor Haile Selassie in Addis Ababa, the arrival at Condar airport, seen on film was a strictly informal affair.
Gondar, the old Ethiopian capital, was the starting point for a 76-mile safari by road through the mountain wilds of Northern Ethiopia to see the wild life of the kingdom.
And even the royal car threw protocol overboard and disgraced itself by breaking down. But after a quick wheel change the Duke and Duchess were on their way to a 6,000-feet high mountain picnic spot.
Seen on film are some of the views that the Duchess, armed with a camera, will be taking back to England for a place in the Royal picture album.