• Short Summary

    CROWN PRINCE BIRENDRA OF NEPAL AND 20 YEAR OLD PRINCESS AISHWARYA WERE MARRIED YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) IN A TRADITIONAL HINDU MARRIAGE IN KATMANDU.

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    CROWN PRINCE BIRENDRA OF NEPAL AND 20 YEAR OLD PRINCESS AISHWARYA WERE MARRIED YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) IN A TRADITIONAL HINDU MARRIAGE IN KATMANDU. THE WEDDING ENDED A WEEK OF SOLEMN RITES WHICH STARTED ON MONDAY WHEN THE COUPLE WERE FORMALLY ENGAGED.

    THE PRINCE RODE IN A SILVER HOWDAH ON TOP OF A PAINTED ELEPHANT TO THE HOME OF THE PRINCESS. MEMBERS OF THE NEPAL ARMY PRECEDED THE WEDDING CARTAGE WHILE RELATIVES OF THE PRINCE CAME BEHIND. CROWDS PACKED THE STREETS AND CHEERED AS THE PARADE MADE ITS WAY FROM THE ROYAL PLACE TO THE LION PALACE.

    THE COUPLE WAS MARRIED AT 17 MINUTES BEFORE FIVE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING...A TIME CHOSEN BY THE FAMILY PRIESTS AS BEING IDEAL FOR A HAPPY MARRIAGE. THERE FOLLOWED CHANTING OF PRAYERS AND RITUAL GAMES, TRADITIONALLY DESIGNED TO MAKE THEM ACQUAINTED, ALTHOUGH THE ROYAL COUPLE KNEW ONE ANOTHER BEFORE THE WEDDING. IN MANY HINDU MARRIAGES THE BRIDE AND GROOM HAVE NOT MET BEFORE.

    IN THE GAMES CONDUCTED WITHIN THE FAMILY CIRCLE, BRIDE AND GROOM THROW DICE, WITH THE ONE GETTING THE HIGHEST NUMBER EXPECTED TO THE DOMINANT PARTNER....A TOUCH OF LADY LUCK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2P5INVM677S3JEVK2SHD2GDA4
    Media URN:
    VLVA2P5INVM677S3JEVK2SHD2GDA4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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