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Cape Town, 17 February 1947. 'HMS Vanguard' in Table Bay Harbour.
Cape Town, 17 February 1947. 'HMS Vanguard' in Table Bay Harbour.
Cape Town, 17 February 1947. 'HMS Vanguard' in Table Bay Harbour with sailor parade on deck.
Cape Town, 17 February 1947. 'HMS Vanguard' in Table Bay Harbour with sailor parade on deck.
Cape Town, 17 February 1947. Parade at Table Bay Harbour.
Cape Town, 17 February 1947. Parade at Table Bay Harbour.
Cape Town, 17 February 1947. 'HMS Vanguard' berthed in Table Bay Harbour.
Cape Town, 17 February 1947. 'HMS Vanguard' berthed in Table Bay Harbour.
Cape Town, 17 February 1947. Turret of 'HMS Vanguard' in Table Bay Harbour.
Cape Town, 17 February 1947. Turret of 'HMS Vanguard' in Table Bay Harbour.
Cape Town, 17 February 1947. King George VI speaking at state banquet in city hall.
Cape Town, 17 February 1947. King George VI speaking at state banquet in city hall.
Paarl, 20 February 1947. Royal party on dais.
Paarl, 20 February 1947. Royal party on dais.
Paarl, 19 February 1947. Royal Family preparing to leave.
Paarl, 19 February 1947. Royal Family preparing to leave.

Royal cavalcade.
1947. Royal cavalcade.
Stellenbosch, 20 February 1947. Royal family receiving dignitaries.
Stellenbosch, 20 February 1947. Royal family receiving dignitaries.
Stellenbosch, 20 February 1947. Royal family receiving dignitaries.
Stellenbosch, 20 February 1947. Royal family receiving dignitaries.
Stellenbosch, 20 February 1947. Royal party on dais at Coetzenburg.
Stellenbosch, 20 February 1947. Royal party on dais at Coetzenburg.
Stellenbosch, 20 February 1947. Royal family touring Coetzenburg.
Stellenbosch, 20 February 1947. Royal family touring Coetzenburg.
Cape Town, 21 February 1947. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth leaving the Houses of Parliament ...
Cape Town, 21 February 1947. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth leaving the Houses of Parliament after the first opening of a dominion parliament by a reigning monarch.
Cape Town, 21 February 1947. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth leaving the Houses of Parliament ...
Cape Town, 21 February 1947. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth leaving the Houses of Parliament after the first opening of a dominion parliament by a reigning monarch.
Cape Town, 21 February 1947. Royal family taking leave of dignitaries before boarding the Royal T...
Cape Town, 21 February 1947. Royal family taking leave of dignitaries before boarding the Royal Train.
Cape Town, 21 February 1947. Royal family taking leave of dignitaries before boarding the Royal T...
Cape Town, 21 February 1947. Royal family taking leave of dignitaries before boarding the Royal Train.
Swellendam, 22 February 1947. Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret boarding SAR Class GEA Garratt No...
Swellendam, 22 February 1947. Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret boarding SAR Class GEA Garratt No 4024.
Swellendam, 22 February 1947. Princess Margaret leaving SAR Class GEA Garratt No 4024.
Swellendam, 22 February 1947. Princess Margaret leaving SAR Class GEA Garratt No 4024.

Royal family preparing to enter Daimler.
1947. Royal family preparing to enter Daimler.
Worcester, 22 February 1947. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth welcomed on station platform.
Worcester, 22 February 1947. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth welcomed on station platform.
Worcester, 22 February 1947. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth welcomed on station platform.
Worcester, 22 February 1947. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth welcomed on station platform.
Worcester, 22 February 1947. Royal family greeted on station platform.
Worcester, 22 February 1947. Royal family greeted on station platform.
Cape Town, 21 February 1947. Old station in Adderley Street floodlit with decorative lights for d...
Cape Town, 21 February 1947. Old station in Adderley Street floodlit with decorative lights for duration of Royal Tour.
George district, 24 February 1947. Montagu Pass.
George district, 24 February 1947. Montagu Pass.
George district, 24 February 1947.  Royal Train with SAR Class GEA Garratt No 4024 (leading) and ...
George district, 24 February 1947. Royal Train with SAR Class GEA Garratt No 4024 (leading) and No 4022 banking up Montagu Pass.
Oudtshoorn, 24 February 1947. Royal family at ostrich farm.
Oudtshoorn, 24 February 1947. Royal family at ostrich farm.
Oudtshoorn, 24 February 1947. Royal family at ostrich farm.
Oudtshoorn, 24 February 1947. Royal family at ostrich farm.
Oudtshoorn, 24 February 1947. Royal family at ostrich farm.
Oudtshoorn, 24 February 1947. Royal family at ostrich farm.

Royal Family arrive at station.
1947. Royal Family arrive at station.
Graaff-Reinet, 25 February 1947. Royal family arrive at the town hall.
Graaff-Reinet, 25 February 1947. Royal family arrive at the town hall.
Graaff-Reinet, 25 February 1947. Flowers for the Royal family at the town hall.
Graaff-Reinet, 25 February 1947. Flowers for the Royal family at the town hall.
Graaff-Reinet, 25 February 1947. Crowd waiting to greet the Royal Family.
Graaff-Reinet, 25 February 1947. Crowd waiting to greet the Royal Family.
Graaff-Reinet district, 25 February 1947. Royal Train at Koningsrus staging point before Graaff-R...
Graaff-Reinet district, 25 February 1947. Royal Train at Koningsrus staging point before Graaff-Reinet.
Port Elizabeth, 26 February 1947. Royal family departs from station in open Daimler.
Port Elizabeth, 26 February 1947. Royal family departs from station in open Daimler.
Port Elizabeth, 26 February 1947. Royal family at St George's Park.
Port Elizabeth, 26 February 1947. Royal family at St George's Park.
Port Elizabeth, 26 February 1947. Royal family at St George's Park.
Port Elizabeth, 26 February 1947. Royal family at St George's Park.
Port Elizabeth, 26 February 1947. King George VI inspects the guard of honour.
Port Elizabeth, 26 February 1947. King George VI inspects the guard of honour.
Port Elizabeth, 26 February 1947. King George VI inspects the guard of honour while other members...
Port Elizabeth, 26 February 1947. King George VI inspects the guard of honour while other members of the party stand beside the cars.

Royal family arrival.
1947. Royal family arrival.

Royal family and dignitaries on station platform.
1947. Royal family and dignitaries on station platform.

Royal family, FC Sturrock and dignitaries on station platform.
1947. Royal family, FC Sturrock and dignitaries on station platform.

Royal family on station platform.
1947. Royal family on station platform.
George district, 24 February 1948. Pilot Train climbing Montagu Pass, SAR Class GEA No 4026 leading.
George district, 24 February 1948. Pilot Train climbing Montagu Pass, SAR Class GEA No 4026 leading.
George district, 24 February. Royal Train climbing Montagu Pass, SAR Class GEA front and rear.
George district, 24 February. Royal Train climbing Montagu Pass, SAR Class GEA front and rear.
Port Elizabeth, 26 February 1947. Royal family visiting the snake park while snake handler Johann...
Port Elizabeth, 26 February 1947. Royal family visiting the snake park while snake handler Johannes Molikoe illustrates his skills
Port Elizabeth, 27 February 1947. Royal family in open car given a traditional greeting as they p...
Port Elizabeth, 27 February 1947. Royal family in open car given a traditional greeting as they pass under an arch in New Brighton.
Port Elizabeth, 26 February 1947. Garden party, hosted by the Mayor, in Victoria Park.
Port Elizabeth, 26 February 1947. Garden party, hosted by the Mayor, in Victoria Park.
Port Elizabeth, 27 February 1947. Royal family leaving the Royal Train at Humewood beach.
Port Elizabeth, 27 February 1947. Royal family leaving the Royal Train at Humewood beach.
Port Elizabeth, 26 February 1947. Royal Train at Humewood beach at night.
Port Elizabeth, 26 February 1947. Royal Train at Humewood beach at night.
Port Elizabeth,  26 February 1947. City hall and post office buildings illuminated for the Royal ...
Port Elizabeth, 26 February 1947. City hall and post office buildings illuminated for the Royal visit.
Port Elizabeth. SAR Class GEA No 4024 and No 4026 pulling Royal Train through Sydenham en route t...
Port Elizabeth. SAR Class GEA No 4024 and No 4026 pulling Royal Train through Sydenham en route to Cookhouse.
Grahamstown, 28 February 1947. Royal family being driven in front of the cathedral of St Michael ...
Grahamstown, 28 February 1947. Royal family being driven in front of the cathedral of St Michael and St George in Church Square.
Alicedale district, 28 February 1947. Royal Train approaching Alicedale.
Alicedale district, 28 February 1947. Royal Train approaching Alicedale.
Alicedale district, 28 February 1947. Royal Train being drawn by two locomotives near Alicedale.
Alicedale district, 28 February 1947. Royal Train being drawn by two locomotives near Alicedale.
Cookhouse, 28 February 1947. Crowd standing on platform alongside the train.
Cookhouse, 28 February 1947. Crowd standing on platform alongside the train.
Eastern Cape, 28 February 1947. Queen Elizabeth greeting crowds at the station.
Eastern Cape, 28 February 1947. Queen Elizabeth greeting crowds at the station.
East London, 3 March 1947. Crowds waiting for the official naming ceremony of the Princess Elizab...
East London, 3 March 1947. Crowds waiting for the official naming ceremony of the Princess Elizabeth graving dock to start.
East London, 3 March 1947. Motorcade arrival at Buffalo Harbour.
East London, 3 March 1947. Motorcade arrival at Buffalo Harbour.
East London, 3 March 1947. Princess Elizabeth graving dock at official naming ceremony. Ship in d...
East London, 3 March 1947. Princess Elizabeth graving dock at official naming ceremony. Ship in dock.
East London, 3 March 1947. Princess Elizabeth graving dock before the official naming ceremony.
East London, 3 March 1947. Princess Elizabeth graving dock before the official naming ceremony.
East London, 3 March 1947. Entry of the frigate “Transvaal” into the graving dock at the opening ...
East London, 3 March 1947. Entry of the frigate “Transvaal” into the graving dock at the opening ceremony of the Princess Elizabeth graving dock.
East London, 3 March 1947. Waiting the arrival of the frigate 'Transvaal' at the opening ceremony...
East London, 3 March 1947. Waiting the arrival of the frigate 'Transvaal' at the opening ceremony of the Princess Elizabeth graving dock. Union Jack and striped flag visible on photo.
East London, 3 March 1947. Arrival of Princess Elizabeth for the opening ceremony of the Princess...
East London, 3 March 1947. Arrival of Princess Elizabeth for the opening ceremony of the Princess Elizabeth graving dock. Met by the Minister of Transport F C Sturrock and Mrs Sturrock.
East London, 3 March 1947. Arrival of Princess Elizabeth for the opening ceremony of the Princess...
East London, 3 March 1947. Arrival of Princess Elizabeth for the opening ceremony of the Princess Elizabeth graving dock.
East London, 1 March 1947. Royal family welcomed on dais.
East London, 1 March 1947. Royal family welcomed on dais.
East London, 1 March 1947. Royal Family welcomed to the dais.
East London, 1 March 1947. Royal Family welcomed to the dais.
East London, 1 March 1947. King George VI greets welcome party, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margare...
East London, 1 March 1947. King George VI greets welcome party, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret alighting from Coach R8 of the Royal Train on East Cambridge Station. The Hon. S F Waterson in attendance.
Alice, 1 March 1947. Little girl presents Queen Elizabeth with a bouquet of flowers.
Alice, 1 March 1947. Little girl presents Queen Elizabeth with a bouquet of flowers.
Alice, 1 March 1947. King George VI greets the choir conductor Benjamin John Peter Tyamzashe.
Alice, 1 March 1947. King George VI greets the choir conductor Benjamin John Peter Tyamzashe.
Umtata, 5 March 1947. Royal Family on walkabout.
Umtata, 5 March 1947. Royal Family on walkabout.
East London, 3 March 1947. Princess Elizabeth with Minister of Transport FC Sturrock on their way...
East London, 3 March 1947. Princess Elizabeth with Minister of Transport FC Sturrock on their way to the unveiling of the monument at the opening of the Princess Elizabeth graving dock.
East London, 3 March 1947. Princess Elizabeth,  Minister of Transport FC Sturrock and Mrs Sturroc...
East London, 3 March 1947. Princess Elizabeth, Minister of Transport FC Sturrock and Mrs Sturrock in front of the namestone at the head of the Princess Elizabeth graving dock.
East London, 3 March 1947. Namestone at the Princess Elizabeth graving dock.
East London, 3 March 1947. Namestone at the Princess Elizabeth graving dock.
Port Elizabeth, 26 February 1947. SAR Class 6A No 485 at the head of the Pilot Train and a SAR Cl...
Port Elizabeth, 26 February 1947. SAR Class 6A No 485 at the head of the Pilot Train and a SAR Class Belpaire 6 near the Royal Train at the Kings Beach staging. Also visible white-boxed car carriers for the Royal Daimlers.
East London, 3 March 1947. Princess Elizabeth holding the flagpole rope (sheet) with naval ensign.
East London, 3 March 1947. Princess Elizabeth holding the flagpole rope (sheet) with naval ensign.
Umtata, 5 March 1947. Royal family greeted by the crowd at Umtata.
Umtata, 5 March 1947. Royal family greeted by the crowd at Umtata.
Transkei, 5 March 1947. Horses in the field.
Transkei, 5 March 1947. Horses in the field.

Crowd at railway station at night.
1947. Crowd at railway station at night.

Railways officials in train.
1947. Railways officials in train.
Eastern Cape, March 1947. SAR Class 19D No 2712 and 2723 leading the Royal train in a sharp curve...
Eastern Cape, March 1947. SAR Class 19D No 2712 and 2723 leading the Royal train in a sharp curve to the left as it emerges from the deep culvert on the route Adelaide to Blaney.
Bloemfontein, 7 March 1947. Royal party walking through formal garden.
Bloemfontein, 7 March 1947. Royal party walking through formal garden.
Burgersdorp, 6 March 1947. Crowd at station awaiting the arrival of the Royal Train.
Burgersdorp, 6 March 1947. Crowd at station awaiting the arrival of the Royal Train.
Queenstown, 6 March 1947. Arrival of Royal family at the station.
Queenstown, 6 March 1947. Arrival of Royal family at the station.
Umtata, 5 March 1947. King George VI and Princess Elizabeth greeting ex-servicemen outside the to...
Umtata, 5 March 1947. King George VI and Princess Elizabeth greeting ex-servicemen outside the town hall.
Dignitaries being presented to the Royal family on dais.
Dignitaries being presented to the Royal family on dais.
East London, 1 March 1947. Royal Train at the East Cambridge staging point.  Royal party joining ...
East London, 1 March 1947. Royal Train at the East Cambridge staging point. Royal party joining cavalcade en route to the city.
Port Elizabeth, 26 February 1947. Royal family visiting the snake park while snake handler Johann...
Port Elizabeth, 26 February 1947. Royal family visiting the snake park while snake handler Johannes Molikoe illustrates his skills
Cape Town, February 1947. Ships in Table Bay - including 'HMS Vanguard'.
Cape Town, February 1947. Ships in Table Bay - including 'HMS Vanguard'.
Bloemfontein, 7 March 1947.  Royal family at the Raadsaal (city hall).
Bloemfontein, 7 March 1947. Royal family at the Raadsaal (city hall).
Bloemfontein, 7 March 1947.  Royal family at the Raadsaal (city hall).
Bloemfontein, 7 March 1947. Royal family at the Raadsaal (city hall).
Ficksburg, 10 March 1947. Evening crowd waiting to see the Royal family.
Ficksburg, 10 March 1947. Evening crowd waiting to see the Royal family.
Bloemfontein, 7 March 1947. Crowd waiting for a view of the Royal family.
Bloemfontein, 7 March 1947. Crowd waiting for a view of the Royal family.
Cape Town, 1947. Floodlit Table Mountain.
Cape Town, 1947. Floodlit Table Mountain.
Ex-servicement march.
Ex-servicement march.
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in a group. Winelands?
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in a group. Winelands?
Cape Town, 22 April 1947. Queen Elizabeth is robed on receipt of honorary doctorate from Universi...
Cape Town, 22 April 1947. Queen Elizabeth is robed on receipt of honorary doctorate from University of Cape Town.
Cape Town, 21 April 1947. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on Table Mountain adjusting the hat ...
Cape Town, 21 April 1947. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on Table Mountain adjusting the hat of Prime Minister JC Smuts.
Kimberley, 18 April 1947. King George VI writing in a commemorative book while rest of the Royal ...
Kimberley, 18 April 1947. King George VI writing in a commemorative book while rest of the Royal family and dignitaries on the dais look on.
Royal Family proceed out of church service?
Royal Family proceed out of church service?
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