Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip leave for tour of East Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
MV Towards and pan King George VI (formerly Prince Albert, Duke of York) and Queen Elizabeth (formerly Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Duchess of York) with two London Airport officials walking towards aircraft. LV Crowd. MV Towards and pan, Princess Elizabeth (soon to be Queen Elizabeth II) and the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh followed by retinue, walking towards aircraft. GV Officials waiting by B.O.A.C. (BOAC British Overseas Airways Corporation) Argonaut aircraft - 'Atlanta'. LV Pan, King and Queen with Princess Margaret walking towards aircraft. SV Crowd. SV Pan, as King, Queen and Princess Margaret walk up steps and into aircraft. LV Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip walking towards aircraft. SV Pressman. SV Philip and Elizabeth talking to officials, pan up with Elizabeth as she mounts stairs, followed by Philip. She turns at top of stairway and waves. Enters aircraft. LV Pan, as Winston Churchill mounts steps and enters aircraft. SV Crowd. LV Officials waiting alongside aircraft. SCU Duchess of Gloucester and Earl Mountbatten of Burma (Lord Louis Mountbatten). SCU Pan down as King and Queen, followed by Margaret, leave aircraft. They stand at bottom of stairway with officials. The Queen waves. She blows a kiss. Pan up to Elizabeth and Philip waving from top of stairway. They disappear into aircraft. SV Crowd. SV Towards, King and Queen walking away from aircraft. SCU SV Steward closing door. SV Port engines starting. SV King looking on. LV. SV Aircraft taxiing. MV Royal Party standing on roof watching aircraft taxiing out and taking off. SV Pan Argonaut taking off for Nairobi.
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N.B. Voiceover comments that it is good to see His Majesty looking so well - by the next issue George VI is dead.