National Geographic : 1939 Feb
©Fox Photos, Ltd. IN A TRIM, HIGH-POWERED ADMIRAL'S BARGE, THEIR MAJESTIES TRAVERSE THE THAMES TODAY King George VI returns a salute as he puts out from Westminster Pier, accompanied by Queen Elizabeth. They are ontheir way toaceremonial atGreenwich. Appropriately, the King wears the uniform of Admiral of the Fleet, because as Duke of York he served as a navalofficer and took part inthe World War Battle of Jutland. Crowds mass on Westminster Bridge to see the rulers start their river voyage. The royal standard fliesatthe bow ofthe barge.