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The People of Britain conscious of the far reaching effect of the long and strenuous South African tour, offer Their Majesties and the Princesses the warmest of welcomes on their safe return.|KS GV Buckingham Palace with traffic in the foreground. MS HMS 'Vanguard' lying off island of St. Helena. Royal Family seated in native boat, naval craft in background, Royal Family being rowed ashore, followed by the Queen, Princess Margaret and Princess Elizabeth. Several shots of them walking through grounds of Governor's House. Royal Family look at huge tortoise, CU tortoise. CU tortoise eating banana. Elevated shot of St. Helena, also elevated GV of same. Shots of island as seen from 'Vanguard'. Two Princesses in overalls in engine room, several shots of them turning wheels etc. Royal Family on deck walk towards camera. Ship's compliment before Royal Family. Captain Agnew presents wallet to King, then brooch to Queen. CU Queen fixing brooch on her dress. Ship's compliment paraded on deck, Royal Family seated with them, several group shots - very good. Aerial 'Vanguard' passing up Channel. LS Southsea, as seen from 'Vanguard' as it passes along coast, several shots of crowds on shore, cut-ins of Royal family on deck and officers and ratings lining decks. King looks through field glasses towards shore. Shots of crowds waving, cheering on shore. Royal Family on bridge looking towards bows of ship. Several shots of 'Vanguard' and crowds. 'Vanguard' steaming along coast towards Portsmouth. GV 'Vanguard', decks manned. Line thrown ashore and placed over bollard, CU bollard. GV 'Vanguard' bows in fore - very good. Gangway slung aboard, Duke of Gloucester goes aboard (dressed in army uniform), shakes hands with the King, shakes hands and kisses the Queen and two Princesses. Group on ship. SLIP PAN King steps ashore, followed by rest of Royal Family they stop halfway along gangway, pan to ship's complement lining ship; they give three cheers, King steps ashore talks (silent) to Adm
Dateline: 1947

Royal Family Welcomed Home, 1947

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