• Short Summary

    DON JUAN, CLAIMANT TO THE THRONE OF SPAIN, AND PRINCESS SOPHIA OF GREECE, WHOSE ENGAGEMENT WAS ANNOUNCED ON SEPT 13, MET THE INTERNATIONAL PRESS AT THE TATOI ROYAL PALACE IN ATHENS, SEPT 15.

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    DON JUAN, CLAIMANT TO THE THRONE OF SPAIN, AND PRINCESS SOPHIA OF GREECE, WHOSE ENGAGEMENT WAS ANNOUNCED ON SEPT 13, MET THE INTERNATIONAL PRESS AT THE TATOI ROYAL PALACE IN ATHENS, SEPT 15. KING PAUL AND QUEEN FREDERIKA OF GREECE POSED WITH THE ENGAGED COUPLE AND THE FIANCE'S PARENTS, DON JUAN, COUNT OF BARCELONA, AND MARIA MERCEDES, PRINCESS OF BOURBON-SICILY.

    PRINCESS SOPHIA, WHO WILL BE 23 ON NOV 2, AND THE 23-YEAR-OLD DON JUAN CARLOS, PRINCE OF ASTURIAS, FIRST MET DURING A GREEK ISLAND CRUISE ORGANIZED BY QUEEN FREDERIKA IN THE SUMMER OF 1954 FOR SOME 100 MEMBERS OF EUROPEAN FAMILIES.

    THE YOUNG PRINCESS SHARED EARLY IN HER LIFE THE VICISSITUDES OF THE GREEK ROYAL FAMILY, THEIR ESCAPE TO CRETE AS THE GERMANS INVADED THE MAINLAND, AND THE FLIGHT TO EGYPT. WITH THE DEATH OF HER UNCLE KING GEORGE II IN 1947, SOPHIA'S FATHER, CROWN CONSTITUTION, AS AMENDED IN 1950, PRINCESS SOPHIA IS SECOND TO CROWN PRINCE CONSTANTINE IN LINE OF SUCCESSION TO THE THRONE.

    ALTHOUGH DETAILS OF HER WEDDING TO DON JUAN CARLOS HAVE NOT YET BEEN DISCLOSED, IT IS ASSUMED THAT THE PRINCESS, A MEMBER OF THE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH WILL HAVE TO EMBRACE ROMAN CATHOLICISM, HER FUTURE HUSBAND'S FAITH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4MYX853Z2142FIAFT1DUE53PO
    Media URN:
    VLVA4MYX853Z2142FIAFT1DUE53PO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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