• Short Summary

    IN THE HAGUE TONIGHT (SATURDAY), CHEERING, DELIRIOUS CROWDS WELCOMED PRINCESS IRENE AND HER FIANCE, PRINCE CARLOS OF BOURBON PARMA.

  • Description

    IN THE HAGUE TONIGHT (SATURDAY), CHEERING, DELIRIOUS CROWDS WELCOMED PRINCESS IRENE AND HER FIANCE, PRINCE CARLOS OF BOURBON PARMA. THE COUPLE HAD ANNOUNCED THEIR ENGAGEMENT AT MADRID AIRPORT IN THE AFTERNOON, BEFORE FLYING BACK TO HOLLAND WITH PRINCE BERNHARD.

    THOUSANDS LINING THE ROUTE FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE ROYAL PALACE, CAUGHT A GLIMPSE OF THE HAPPY COUPLE, WITH QUEEN JULIANA AND PRINCE BERNHARD AS THEY FLASHED BY. CROWDS WERE THICKEST AROUND THE PALACE, AND SEVERAL TIMES THE CARS WERE BROUGHT ALMOST TO A HALT AS POLICE CLEARED A WAY THROUGH. THE ROYAL PARTY POSED FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS, BEFORE GOING INSIDE FOR THEIR LONG MEETING WITH THE DUTCH PRIME MINISTER AND THREE OTHER SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE CABINET WHO HAVE BEEN MOST CLOSELY CONCERNED WITH THE CRISIS.

    THE MEETING LASTED UNTIL WELL AFTER MIDNIGHT. WHEN IT ENDED THE PRIME MINISTER OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED THE ENGAGEMENT, AND WENT ON TO SAY THAT PRINCESS IRENE AND HER HUSBAND WOULD LIVE ABROAD. PRINCESS IRENE HAS WAIVED PARLIAMENTARY APPROVAL FOR THE MARRIAGE - A STEP WHICH HAS BEEN TAKEN TO MEAN THAT SHE HAS AUTOMATICALLY GIVEN UP HER RIGHTS TO THE THRONE. THE ANNOUNCEMENT SAID THAT QUEEN JULIANA AND PRINCE BERNHARD COMPLETELY APPROVE OF THE ENGAGEMENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA47QTCWHJ78QWUAHQLTODG2NRQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA47QTCWHJ78QWUAHQLTODG2NRQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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