CROWN AND ANCHOR: CAPE TOWN AND BRITISH ROYALTY
Alderman Owen Kinahan
Although Cape Town’s ties with the British Crown are almost two hundred years old, they were strongest between Victoria’s 1897 Diamond Jubilee and the 1947 Royal Tour. This course will follow local exuberance through jubilees, deaths and coronations, as well as propaganda visits by Prince Alfred in 1867, the future King George V and Queen Mary in 1902, Edward Prince of Wales in 1925, the 1947 Royal Tour and the last voyage of HMY Britannia and return of Elizabeth, as Queen, to Cape Town in 1995. Each lecture will be richly illustrated with anecdotes and seldom seen or newly discovered images including photographs, memorabilia and heritage artefacts.
1. Naval gazing: the PR coup of Sir George Grey and the visit of the Sailor Prince
2. For whom the bells toll: Edward – Prince in every port
3. All aboard: 1947 Royal Tour – the eye of the storm and new commanders
Recommended reading will be posted on the Summer School website.