• Short Summary

    THE NEW DUTCH PARLIAMENT WAS OPENED IN THE HAGUE TODAY (TUESDAY) BY QUEEN JULIANA WHEN SHE MADE THE TRADITIONAL SPEECH FROM THE THRONE OUTLINING GOVERNMENT POLICY TO A JOINT SESSION OF BOTH HOUSES.

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    THE NEW DUTCH PARLIAMENT WAS OPENED IN THE HAGUE TODAY (TUESDAY) BY QUEEN JULIANA WHEN SHE MADE THE TRADITIONAL SPEECH FROM THE THRONE OUTLINING GOVERNMENT POLICY TO A JOINT SESSION OF BOTH HOUSES. THE QUEEN DROVE IN STATE IN THE FAMOUS "GOLD COACH" TO THE 13TH CENTURY HALL OF KNIGHTS WHERE THE SESSION WAS HELD, ACCOMPANIED BY PRINCE BERNHARD. PRINCESSES MARGRIET, CHRISTINA AND BEATRIX ARRIVED IN ANOTHER COACH.

    IN HER SPEECH, THE QUEEN ANNOUNCED A SPRING WEDDING FOR CROWN PRINCESS BEATRIX AND HER FIANCE, HERR CLAUS VON AMSBERG, AND ALSO GAVE NOTICE OF ANOTHER ROYAL WEDDING. SHE SAID SHE WOULD ASK PARLIAMENT THIS SESSION TO AGREE TO PRINCESS MARGRIET MARRYING PIETER VAN VOLLENHOVEN.

    LATER, A BILL REQUESTING PARLIAMENTARY CONSENT TO THE MARRIAGE OF PRINCESS BEATRIX TO HERR CLAUS VON AMSBERG, A WEST GERMAN DIPLOMAT, WAS BROUGHT BEFORE THE HOUSE. IT SAID THE MARRIAGE WOULD "VERY LIKELY" BE IN MID-MARCH IN AMSTERDAM. PIETER VAN VOLLENHOVEN, WHO PRINCESS MARGRIET IS TO MARRY, IS ALSO A COMMONER, BUT A DUTCHMAN.

    (THE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT WAS FOLLOWED BY THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 1966 BUDGET, UNDER WHICH THE DUTCH WILL PAY MORE FOR ALCOHOL, CIGARETTES AND A WIDE RANGE OF LUXURY ITEMS. THE INCREASED TAXATION WILL HELP OFFSET NEW GOVERNMENT SPENDING.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1VAOD5BHL9PCNK9O04EEYT4MV
    Media URN:
    VLVA1VAOD5BHL9PCNK9O04EEYT4MV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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