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  • Short Summary

    Governor General of South Africa, Earl of Athlone, leaves Capetown with his family.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Capetown. South Africa bids farewell to her most popular Governor General - the Earl of Athlone and Princess Alice - beloved by all."

    Capetown, South Africa.

    Men and women queue up before entering a garden party given by the Earl of Athlone.

    The men and women walk along and are introduced to the Earl and his wife, Princess Alice of Albany.

    More shots of people waiting in queue.

    Various shots of people at garden party.

    Shots of crowds gathered in Capetown. Quick shot of military parade. Car drives past carrying Earl and wife and young woman - presumably their daughter.

    The Earl inspects soldiers and meets with war veterans and ex-servicemen.

    The couple are waved off from a railway station.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    757.08
    Media URN:
    8313
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:01:00 / 01:18:34:00
    Canister:
    31/4

Comments (1)

  1. Nicholas Pnematicatos says

    she was born Princess Alice of Albany but her title was Her Royal Highness Princess Alice Countess of Athone. Albany is a red herring and misleading.

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