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By the time Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip were
ready to start a five months’ tour, in the King’s stead, through
Australia and New Zealand, by way of East Africa, the King’s doctors
were satisfied with the progress of their patient. Indeed, so cheerful
and confident was his behaviour, that he went to London Airport on January
31, 1952 to wish godspeed to the royal couple.
(Appendix List No. 142). Its main features
are the family farewell at London Airport when the couple left in the
Argonaut airliner “Atlanta”; illustrations of Ceylon; scenes
of the Australian and New Zealand cities the royal couple would visit;
a coloured centrefold showing a diagrammatic drawing of the liner S. S.
“Gothic”; the couple’s arrival at Nairobi airport and
highlights of their stay in the capital city of Kenya colony.