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    The British royal family tour Cape Town, South Africa.

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    Unissued / Unused material.

    Royal tour of South Africa 1947. Cape Town.

    LS the mast of the 'Vanguard' with flags flying. MS King George VI inspecting marines on board. LS royal family walking up the gangplank. MS the King and Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) shaking hands with Field Jan Marshal Smuts etc. LS guard of honour on quay. CU Smuts waving his straw hat as they leave. LS cheering waving crowds on quay, to see the Royal family depart. LS cable car. CU 'Vanguard'. LS crowds waving. LS as the ship sets sail.

    MS as Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II), wearing fur cape, gets out of car on her 21st birthday. Various shots as she meets officials. MS as four children present her with big arrangement of flowers. CU Elizabeth walking up steps and sitting down on dais. CU Field Marshal Smuts. MS little girls dancing in a line. MS couples dancing around. CU Elizabeth shaking hands with mayor Abe Bloomberg. MS as she gets in car and it drives off. MS car passing waving people, she waves to them. CU children waving. Pan across crowds of people. MS back view royal family waving from ship. Various shots of the family going aboard and shaking hands with captain. Various shots as they walk around ship. MS as they chat to people. MS walking up gangplank. LS shot from cable car as it goes up Table Mountain. MS King in car. LS view from cable car. LS shadow of it on ground. CU Table Mountain. Various shots as they ascend. Various shots as they tour around the mountain. CU Princess Margaret in cable car. MS Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret wearing headscarves. MS cable car going up mountain. Various shots people on quay.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:42:00 / 01:43:29:00
    UN 1700 A

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