Royal family arriving to Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Various shots of the schoolchildren (all white) waving and cheering at train station at the arrival of royal family. Royal party on a platform, King George VI in naval uniform Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) in crinoline with fur sleeves and big hat trimmed with ostrich feathers. Princes Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret in short dresses. CU. the King and Queen chat to schoolchildren. LS. Open royal car drives in procession to Badstaal. MS. The front view of Badstaal. The royal party walking up the steps of the building. LS. The town hall of Bloemfontein with a pipe band parading in front of it. LS. Elevated view of the royal procession moving down Maitland Road to Badstaal. The royal car is preceded and followed by cavalry. LS. Elevated view of people gathering at the side of the road to see the Royal party. MS. South African police, wearing pith helmets, struggle to control the crowds. MS. First aid and ambulance men tend women who faint. MS. Ambulance men fanning a women. LS. Royal family leaving Badstaal. CU. They wave to two nurses as they drive through the gates. LS. The mayor of Bloemfontein and royal family outside the town hall. MS. King and Queen chatting to ex servicemen outside the town hall. LS. The crowds raise their arms as they give three cheers. LS. Pan of the Governor General's house on Signal Hill. LS. General view of a garden party in Kings Park.
Note - date found in the old file - 17/03/1947.