• Short Summary

    QUEEN ELIZABETH AND PRINCE PHILIP INTERRUPTED THE FORMALITY OF THEIR STATE VISIT TO BELGIUM TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY) WITH A PRIVATE CALL ON EX-KING LEOPOLD AND HIS SECOND WIFE, PRINCESS LILIAN, AT THEIR SECLUDED ARGENTEUIL MANOR RESIDENCE OUTSIDE BRUSSELS.

  • Description

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    GV BUILDING
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    2.
    SV PRESS WAIT
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    3.
    LV PAN CAR ARRIVES
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    4.
    SV QUEEN OUT OF CAR, GREETED BY LEOPOLD
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    SV LEOPOLD & QUEEN ELIZABETH
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    CU PHILIP PAN TO PRINCESS LILIAN AND OTHERS
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    GV PRESS OUTSIDE
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    BRITISH ROYAL COUPLE ARRIVING AT ARGENTEUIL MANOR AND BEING GREETED BY THE EX-KING AND HIS WIFE.




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    Background: QUEEN ELIZABETH AND PRINCE PHILIP INTERRUPTED THE FORMALITY OF THEIR STATE VISIT TO BELGIUM TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY) WITH A PRIVATE CALL ON EX-KING LEOPOLD AND HIS SECOND WIFE, PRINCESS LILIAN, AT THEIR SECLUDED ARGENTEUIL MANOR RESIDENCE OUTSIDE BRUSSELS. KING LEOPOLD ABDICATED IN FAVOUR OF HIS ELDEST SON, BAUDOUIN, IN 1951 AFTER A SIX-YEAR CONTROVERSY WHICH BROUGHT BELGIUM TO THE BRINK OF CIVIL WAR.

    THE BELGIANS WERE SPLIT OVER KING LEOPOLD'S REMAINING IN THE COUNTRY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, INSTEAD OF LEAVING IT TO FIGHT AT THE SIDE OF THE ALLIES, AND HIS MARRIAGE TO A YOUNG SOCIALITE COMMONER, LILIAN BAELS, FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF HIS FIRST WIFE, QUEEN ASTRID, IN A 1935 CAR ACCIDENT. KING LEOPOLD'S SURRENDER TO THE GERMAN FORCES IN 1940 ALSO LED TO ESTRANGEMENT WITH THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY -- BUT THE BREACH WAS LATER HEALED.

    THE VISIT ENDED THE THIRD DAY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH'S TOUR OF BELGIUM, WHICH CONCLUDES ON FRIDAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2V6GGD0T0H2K4WA6COAAYC5PY
    Media URN:
    VLVA2V6GGD0T0H2K4WA6COAAYC5PY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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