• Short Summary

    Cuts from newsreel 47/17 - start of Royal Tour in Cape Town.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be clear / unknown.

    Cuts from newsreel 47/17 - Royal Tour 1947.

    Cape Town, South Africa.

    M/S of King George VI inspecting South African Naval guard of honour. Tracking shot of cheering crowds on way to Civic Reception.

    At a Civic Reception to welcome the Royal Family we see the King making a speech about coming to South Africa and sending good wishes to the people of the country - he makes several pauses and seems uncomfortable.

    The King, Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother), Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret shake hands with officials and dignitaries.

    Shots of the cheering crowds at the reception. The Cape Town Administrator makes a speech of welcome to the royals. Queen Elizabeth talks to nurses (short M/S). Royal family arrive by car at Civic Reception. Another section of a welcoming speech made by unidentified South African dignitary.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:27:00 / 01:18:08:00
    UN 1689 B

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