• Short Summary

    THE MARRIAGE IN ROME TODAY (WEDNESDAY) OF PRINCESS IRENE OF HOLLAND WITH PRINCE HUGO OF BOURBON PARMA, THE SPANISH PRETENDER, IT TOOK PLACE AT THE BASILICA OF SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE.

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    THE MARRIAGE IN ROME TODAY (WEDNESDAY) OF PRINCESS IRENE OF HOLLAND WITH PRINCE HUGO OF BOURBON PARMA, THE SPANISH PRETENDER, IT TOOK PLACE AT THE BASILICA OF SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE. AFTERWARDS THE COUPLE SPENT TEN MINUTES IN A PRIVATE AUDIENCE WITH THE POPE.

    EARLY IN THE MORNING THE PRINCESS HAD HAD A LONG TELEPHONE CONVERSATION WITH HER FAMILY. BUT WITH NONE OF THEM AT THE WEDDING AND NO-ONE TO GIVE HER AWAY THE PRINCES WALKED INTO THE CHURCH ON THE ARM OF HER BRIDEGROOM. OUTSIDE, ABOUT FIVE-THOUSAND PEOPLE WERE WAITING TO WISH THEM WELL.

    THE PRINCESS'S PARENTS WATCHED THE WEDDING ON TELEVISION. THAT BROKE DOWN THROUGH AN ELECTRIC FAILURE BUT IT IS THOUGHT THEY SAW THE CEREMONY.

    AS THE BRIDE AND GROOM ENTERED THE ORGAN PLAYED THE DUTCH NATIONAL ANTHEM WHICH WAS TAKEN UP BY DUTCH PRIESTS AND NUNS IN THE CONGREGATION. DOWN THE AISLE TO THEIR PLACES, THERE WERE CRIES OF "LONG LIVE THE KING OF SPAIN". HUNDREDS WHO'D TRAVELLED FROM SPAIN TURNED THE DAY INTO A CARLIST DEMONSTRATION. THERE WAS NO OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF GENERAL FRANCO.

    THE PRINCESS, A RECENT CONVERT TO ROMAN CATHOLICISM, SEEMED SEVERAL TIMES ON THE POINT OF TEARS. CONDUCTING THE CEREMONY WAS A FORMER PAPAL ENVOY TO HOLLAND, CARDINAL GIOBBE.

    THE COUPLE WILL SPEND THEIR HONEYMOON IN THE HOLY LAND. ON SATURDAY, PRINCESS IRENE'S FATHER PRINCE BERNHARDT IS VISITING BRITAIN TO ATTEND A WEDDING IN BERKSHIRE -- THAT OF HIS GOD-DAUGHTER.

    IN HOLLAND, PARLIAMENT HAS BEEN TOLD THAT BY HER MARRIAGE PRINCESS IRENE, WHO'S 24, HAS LOST HER PLACE AS SECOND IN LINE TO THE THRONE. FEW FLAGS WERE FLYING IN HOLLAND TO MARK THE WEDDING OF THE QUEEN'S DAUGHTER AND THERE WERE NO PUBLIC CELEBRATIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA34TZPUL2ADD94HT5JPCXPZ3PK
    Media URN:
    VLVA34TZPUL2ADD94HT5JPCXPZ3PK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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