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    Cuts from newsreel 47/17 - Royal Tour, outward journey on HMS Vanguard.

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    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be clear / unknown.

    Cuts from newsreel 47/17 - Royal Tour 1947, outward journey on board the Vanguard.

    L/S of Royal family - King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother), Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret - looking at passing warships from gun turret of HMS Vanguard. Planes flying overhead in formation. Various good shots of warships passing the Vanguard.

    Various shots of Royal family watching crossing the line ceremony. King Neptune and 'lady' companion are sitting with the (real) King and Queen. BBC commentator Frank Gillard is initiated in crossing the line ceremony - he is carried to a chair by sailors in funny costume and sprinkled with water then ducked in the pool. Royal family arrive at pool for crossing the line ceremony.

    Fireworks seen at night.

    More shots of the crossing the line ceremony. The Princesses are prepared for 'Nose Powdering' - they have large napkins tied around their necks. Rough and tumble in pool after the crossing the line ceremony. Royal family watching from their sun lounge on the gun turret. Nice shots of the royals sitting on chairs on the deck in the sun. M/S of King Neptune presenting Princesses with crossing the line certificate. King Neptune's attendants (all in fancy dress) prepare for his inspection.

    Followed by shots of the royals arriving at civic reception in Cape Town and meeting dignitaries.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:09:00 / 01:32:49:00
    UN 1690 B

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