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    Royal family on tour of South Africa.

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    Unissued / unused material.

    Cape Town, South Africa.

    Various shots King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother) standing at the top of the Legislature, Queen wears long dress, King wears white naval uniform. C/U King and Queen. Various shots buildings with crowds at windows. Various shots military band marching down main street. L/S Royal car driving down street with cavalry escort. L/S Royal cars driving down street. Royal family, including Princess Margaret and Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) leaving Westbrook. L/S King and Queen leaving Legislature. L/S Royal procession leaving legislature. L/S Royal train passing mountain. M/S King and Queen walking into Legislature.

    This item is cuts from newsreel story titled "Royal Tour" in 47/18.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:13:00 / 01:13:30:00
    UN 1692 B

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  1. Unknown user says

    Main Street= Adderley Street

    I doubt if they were leaving Westbrook which was the home of the Governor General, in fact they were leaving Government House (now known as Tuinhuis) in the Gardens in Cape Town which is near the houses of parliament.

    Legislature= The Senat and the House of Assembly.

    the opening took place in the Senate.

    the mountains are probalby Paarl, Stellenbosh and or Franschoek

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