British Royal family visits Cape Town, South Africa, in the first visit to South Africa by a reigning British monarch
Cape Town South Africa Date:1947, March 3 Duration:1 min 12 sec Sound:Yes
A newsreel titled 'Royal family arrives in South Africa' shows the British Royal family being welcomed by Prime Minister Jan Smuts in Cape Town. The Royal family consisting of King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Princess Elizabeth II moves across the city in a motorcade, as the people cheer them on. They attend a garden party where nearly five thousand people are gathered to pay respects to them. Queen Elizabeth wears a hat that features ostrich feathers; other women present wear grand hats and carry parasols, influenced by the Queen's fashions.
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