• Short Summary

    Prince Richard of Gloucester, cousin to Queen Elizabeth and tenth in line of succession to the British throne, is to marry a 25-year-old Danish secretary.

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    Prince Richard of Gloucester, cousin to Queen Elizabeth and tenth in line of succession to the British throne, is to marry a 25-year-old Danish secretary. The engagement of the Prince to Miss Birgitte van Deurs, daughter of a Danish lawyer, was announced yesterday (Tuesday).

    The couple first met when they were both studying in Cambridge, but their romance was unknown outside a small circle of friends. They will be married this Summer at a village wedding in Barnwell, Northamptonshire -- where the Gloucesters have their family home.

    SYNOPSIS: A Danish fiancee for Prince Richard of Gloucester, cousin to Queen Elizabeth and tenth in line of succession to the British throne. On Tuesday he officially announced his engagement to miss Brigitte van Deurs, daughter of a Danish lawyer, who has been working in London as a secretary.

    The couple will have a village wedding next summer here in Barnwell, where the Gloucesters have their family home. Prince Richard, an architect, first met Birgitte several years ago when they were both studying in Cambridge. But their romance remained a close secret. The Queen was told of the engagement shortly before leaving for her tour of South-east Asia and gave her consent. The couple will probably live in London, where the Prince works, rather than at the family house in Barnwell.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2QVHPZOC1DE3D39U5F5J9LTLV
    Media URN:
    VLVA2QVHPZOC1DE3D39U5F5J9LTLV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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