• Short Summary

    The Royal family arrive at Cape Town and receive warm welcome from the crowds.

  • Description

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

    Royal Tour of South Africa - 1947.

    General view of Cape Town. HMS Vanguard passing camera. L/S of Royal family (King George VI, Queen Elizabeth / Queen Mother, Princess Elizabeth / Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret) on the turret of the Vanguard. Cheers are heard from crowds on the docks. L/S of line of sailors hauling on the mooring line on the bows.

    M/S of Royal family standing at salute whilst National Anthem is being played. M/S of King inspecting South African Naval Guard of Honour. (Music played by the band at this point seems to be 'By The Old Mill Stream'!)

    King and Queen entering car at dockyard and driving away in Daimler car. L/S tracking shot of Royal cars in procession and crowds lining the streets. Commentary heard on loudspeakers explains to the throngs who is in which car.

    Tracking shots of the cheering crowds - Africans and whites together.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:11:00 / 01:13:24:00
    UN 1689 A

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