• Short Summary

    THE ENGAGEMENT OF BRUNETTE, BLUE-EYED PRINCESS SOPHIA, 22, ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE GREEK ROYAL FAMILY, TO DON JUAN CARLOS, 23, SON AND HEIR OF THE COUNT OF BARCELONA, PRETENDER TO THE SPANISH THRONE, WAS ANNOUNCED IN ATHENS SEPTEMBER 13.

  • Description

    THE ENGAGEMENT OF BRUNETTE, BLUE-EYED PRINCESS SOPHIA, 22, ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE GREEK ROYAL FAMILY, TO DON JUAN CARLOS, 23, SON AND HEIR OF THE COUNT OF BARCELONA, PRETENDER TO THE SPANISH THRONE, WAS ANNOUNCED IN ATHENS SEPTEMBER 13. THE ANNOUNCEMENT, BY CROWN PRINCE CONSTANTINE, WAS MADE AS A 101-GUN SALUTE BOOMED OUT FROM LYCABETTUS HILL IN THE CENTRE OF THE GREEK CAPITAL.

    PRINCE CONSTANTINE IS REGENT IN THE ABSENCE OF HIS FATHER KING PAUL, WHO IS ON HOLIDAY. THE PRINCE TOLD NEWSMEN OVER GLASSES OF CHAMPAGNE THAT HIS FATHER HAD TELEPHONED THE NEWS TO HIM FROM LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND, WHERE THE PRINCESS IS STAYING WITH HER PARENTS. THE GREEK ROYAL FAMILY WILL RETURN TO ATHENS TOMORROW WITH DON JUAN CARLOS AND HIS FATHER.

    VISNEWS FILM SHOWS DON JUAN CARLOS CONTESTING -- IN 1957 -- A MADRID HORSESHOW DURING WHICH HE RECEIVED AN AWARD FOR HORSEMANSHIP. LATER -- IN JULY THE SAME YEAR -- DON CARLOS IS SHOWN RECEIVING HIS COMMISSION AT A SPANISH MILITARY ACADEMY.

    PRINCESS SOPHIA WAS FILMED DURING A VISIT TO SPARTA, GREECE, DECEMBER, 1959. THE GREEK PRINCESS DISTRIBUTED DOWRY BANK BOOKS TO POOR CHILDREN IN THE TOWNSHIP -- ONE OF THE MANY PUBLIC DUTIES SHE PERFORMED ON COMING OF AGE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1T5VEH16RKILI3II5ZQY7VD3R
    Media URN:
    VLVA1T5VEH16RKILI3II5ZQY7VD3R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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