• Short Summary

    FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF KING PAUL OF GREECE YESTERDAY (FRIDAY), AT THE TATOI PALACE NEAR ATHENS, LARGE CROWDS GATHERED AT THE ATHENS' ROYAL PALACE FOR THE ARRIVAL OF THE NEW KING, CONSTANTINE XIII.

  • Description

    FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF KING PAUL OF GREECE YESTERDAY (FRIDAY), AT THE TATOI PALACE NEAR ATHENS, LARGE CROWDS GATHERED AT THE ATHENS' ROYAL PALACE FOR THE ARRIVAL OF THE NEW KING, CONSTANTINE XIII.

    THERE WERE SHOUTS OF "LONG LIVE THE KING" AS HE ARRIVED TO TAKE THE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE. HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS SISTER PRINCESS IRENE, AND IN A SECOND CAR BEHIND CAME HIS FIANCEE, THE FUTURE QUEEN OF GREECE, PRINCESS ANNE-MARIE OF DENMARK.

    HE TOOK THE OATH IN THE PRESENCE OF POLITICAL, MILITARY, AND JUDICIAL LEADERS, AND CHURCH HIERARCHY.

    AFTER TAKING THE OATH THE YOUNG KING PLEDGED IN A NATIONWIDE RADIO MESSAGE THAT HE WOULD STAND GUARD OVER THE DEMOCRATIC REGIME OF GREECE AND SERVE THE "HIGHEST INTERESTS OF MY PEOPLE".

    AFTER READING THE MESSAGE - THE FIRST OFFICIAL FUNCTION OF HIS REIGN - KING CONSTANTINE RETURNED TO THE TATOI PALACE TO CARRY OUT A NIGHT-LONG VIGIL AT HIS FATHER'S DEATHBED, TOGETHER WITH QUEEN FREDERIKA AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY.

    TODAY THE EMBALMED BODY OF THE KING PAUL WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE ROYAL PALACE IN ATHENS FOR A PRIVATE RELIGIOUS SERVICE. THE FUNERAL WILL TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY.

    REPORTS THAT BECAUSE OF KING PAUL'S DEATH, KING CONSTANTINE AND PRINCESS ANNE-MARIE MAY GET MARRIED BEFORE JANUARY 1965 - THE SCHEDULED DATE OF THE WEDDING - WERE DENIED LAST NIGHT BY A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DANISH COURT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA13H3675WJ0TYDVNQUBUD5ADWB
    Media URN:
    VLVA13H3675WJ0TYDVNQUBUD5ADWB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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