• Short Summary

    THE DAUGHTER OF IVORY COAST PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY MARRIED THE SON OF FORMER PRESIDENT SYLVANUS OLYMPIO OF TOGO IN GENEVA ON WEDNESDAY (28 JUNE) INT TWO CIVIL AND CHURCH CEREMONIES.

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    THE DAUGHTER OF IVORY COAST PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY MARRIED THE SON OF FORMER PRESIDENT SYLVANUS OLYMPIO OF TOGO IN GENEVA ON WEDNESDAY (28 JUNE) INT TWO CIVIL AND CHURCH CEREMONIES. MORE THAN A HUNDRED GAILY-DRESSED GUESTS OFFERED THEIR CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FORMER MARIA HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY AND HER NEW HUSBAND MR. ELPIDIO OLYMPIO. HE IS A 27-YEAR-OLD ARCHITECT WHO NOW LIVES IN ROME.

    THE FIRST CEREMONY TOOK PLACE IN GENEVA'S OLD TOWN HALL AND WAS CONDUCTED BY MR. CLAUDE KETTERER IN A LARGE HALL LIT WITH HUGE CHANDELIERS. AFTER THE CEREMONY, MR. KETTERER PRESENTED THE COUPLE WITH A BOUQUET OF PINK AND WHITE CARNATIONS.

    MARIA HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY, AGED 24 AND HER GROOM, SON OF THE TOGO PRESIDENT WHO WAS KILLED IN A 1963 COUP D'ETAT, DROVE AWAY FROM THE TOWN HALL.

    LATER, CHANGED INTO A WHITE BRIDAL GOWN, THE NEW BRIDE AND GROOM DROVE TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST. JOSEPH, WHICH WAS FLOWER-DECKED FOR THE OCCASION.

    PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY AND HIS WIFE ATTENDED BOTH CEREMONIES WITH GUESTS WHO HAD BEEN FLOWN IN WITH HIM ON A SPECIAL FLIGHT.

    AFTER THE CEREMONY, A RECEPTION, ATTENDED BY DIPLOMATS FROM A LARGE NUMBER OF COUNTRIES, WAS HELD IN THE PARC DES EAUX-VIVES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4JY7DBHIFO9NVI2G2F9KO4W51
    Media URN:
    VLVA4JY7DBHIFO9NVI2G2F9KO4W51
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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