• Short Summary

    The Royal Family visits Capetown

  • Description

    Gaumont British Ident

    SLATE INFORMATION: The Royal Welcome at Capetown

    SOUTH AFRICA: Capetown:

    CAPETOWN Shot of Cape Town as Vanguard carrying Their Majesties noses her way into the harbour. Shot o King silhouetted against Table Mountain Celebrations around the Grand Parade when King and Queen receive an address of welcome

    "CROSSING THE LINE" CEREMONY King and Queen watching ceremony on Vanguard. Two princesses being iniated and shot of Princess Margaret having face powdered. Good of Father Neptune and one sailor being swamped with water

    PRINCESS ELIZABETH Playing deck tennis on Vanguard. Victims at "Crossing the Line" ceremony. sitting in deckchairs with King, Queen and Margaret. Silhouetted against Table Mountain with other three. Shaking hands with dignitaries on arrival at Cape Town

    QUEEN ELIZABETH Sitting with King and two princesses on board Vanguard in deckchairs. Watching "Crossing the Line" ceremony with King Shaking hands with Van Zyl and Smuts and other dignitaries on stepping ashore. Later, close-up of her at Garden Party

    EXSERVICE MEN King Queen get down form dais to speak to two exservicemen at Capetown

    FIREWORKS. Fireworks on Capetown's celebrations on arrival of Their Majesties to South Africa

    GARDEN PARTIES Royal family attend Garden Party in Capetown

    GEORGE VI Shot of King silhouetted against Table Mountain. Shot of King, Queen, two princesses sitting in deck chairs on deck of Vanguard. Takes part in "Crossing the Line" ceremony. Steps ashore with Queen and Princesses and first greeted by Governor-General Van Zyl and then by Smuts. followed by Dignitaries. Makes a speech next day in response to a civic address of welcome by Mayor of Capetown

    PRINCESS MARGARET Playing deck games on Vanguard. Sitting in deck chair with King, Queen and Elizabeth. Being powered during "Crossing the Line" ceremony. Shaking hands with dignitaries on dock-side at Cape Town and later attends Ball and garden Party in Cape Town

    NAVAL BRITISH Cruiser "Nigeria" goes out to meet the Vanguard. Very good shot of a cruiser. Vanguard moves into Cape Town. King being piped off the ship. Shaking hands with Cpt. Agnew Captain of Vanguard

    ROYAL TOURS - SOUTH AFRICA Vanguard arrives at Cape Town. Shot of King standing on deck with back to camera and Table Mountain in distance. Shot of King-Queen, two Princesses on deck with backs to camera, Royal Family expressing thanks to Capt. Agnew for pleasant trip. Step ashore and greeted by Major Van Zyl Governor-General. Next to greet them Firld-Marshal Smuts. Leading dignitaries presented to their Majesties. Royal Drive through city amid cheers of crowds. Receive an address of welcome around Grand Parade to which His Majesty makes an appropriate speech. King and queen step down into crowd to speak to two ex-servicemen. Later, guests at most brilliant garden party Cape Town has ever seen with 5,000 guests

    SIGNALLING & SIGNALS Signals being hoisted aboard Vanguard

    SMUTS Greetings their Majesties on stepping off the Vanguard on to South African soil

    TABLE Mountain (South Africa) King Silhouetted against Table Mountain with Shot of back to camera. Another of King, Queen and two princesses in similar position

    MAJOR VAN ZYL - GOVERNOR-GENERAL First men to greet Their Majesties on stepping off the Vanguard on to South African Soil

    Royalty; South Africa

    Governor-General Van Zyl, Agnew, Vanguard, boats, ship, welcome, ceremony, parade,
    Background: The Royal Family visits Capetown

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment