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His Majesty's Return From South Africa

Volume 437: debated on Wednesday 14 May 1947

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The VICE-CHAMBERLAIN of the HOUSE-HOLD reported His Majesty's Answer to the Address, as followeth:

I thank you sincerely for your Address and for your loyal and affectionate greetings on the return of the Queen, my Daughters and Myself from our journey in the course of which we have visited the Union of South Africa, Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia, Basutoland, Bechuanaland, Swaziland and St. Helena.

We shall always remember the wonderful and inspiring welcome which we received, and the warmth of the greetings which were extended from all parts of the Commonwealth to our beloved Daughter Elizabeth on the occasion of her twenty-first birthday.

We have been greatly touched by the reception which we have received on our return to this country.