• Short Summary

    KING FREDERIK OF DENMARK DROVE TO THE TOMB OF THE GREEK UNKNOWN SOLDIER IN ATHENS YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) TO LAY A WREATH.

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    KING FREDERIK OF DENMARK DROVE TO THE TOMB OF THE GREEK UNKNOWN SOLDIER IN ATHENS YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) TO LAY A WREATH. ROYAL EVZENES (GUARDS TO THE GREEK ROYAL FAMILY) PROVIDED A GUARD OF HONOUR FOR THE KING, WHO WAS IN THE UNIFORM OF ADMIRAL OF THE DANISH NAVY.

    KING FREDERIK ARRIVED IN THE GREEK CAPITAL ON FRIDAY FOR A FOUR-DAY STATE VISIT FOR THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREEK DYNASTY. HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY QUEEN INGRID AND PRINCESS BENEDIKTE.

    THEIR OTHER TWO DAUGHTERS, PRINCESS MARGRETHE, HEIR TO THE DANISH THRONE, AND PRINCESS ANNE-MARIE, ARRIVED ON THURSDAY. PRINCESS ANNE-MARIE, AGED 17, IS THE FIANCEE OF 23-YEAR-OLD CROWN PRINCE CONSTANTINE OF GREECE.

    IT IS REPORTED THAT THE NEW LINKS BETWEEN THE TWO ROYAL FAMILIES WILL MEAN PROMOTING DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES TO FULLY-FLEDGED EMBASSIES. THIS WAS ONE OF THE TOPICS AT TALKS IN ATHENS YESTERDAY BETWEEN THE DANISH FOREIGN MINISTER, MR PER HAEKKERUP, WHO IS ACCOMPANYING THE ROYAL FAMILY, AND HIS GREEK OPPOSITE, MR EVANGHELOS TOSSITESA.

    (KING PAUL OF THE HELLENES IS THE ONLY LIVING CHRISTIAN ORTHODOX SOVEREIGN IN THE WORLD. THE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS PROPER BEGIN ON MARCH 31 AND WILL LAST SIX MONTHS. IT WAS ON MARCH 31, 1863, THAT THE GREEK NATIONAL ASSEMBLY DECIDED TO OFFER THE GREEK CROWN TO PRINCE GEORGE OF DENMARK).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4E3M8J72ZRB6V1IFQI8ECEQBU
    Media URN:
    VLVA4E3M8J72ZRB6V1IFQI8ECEQBU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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