• Short Summary

    SWEDEN IS MOURNING THE DEATH OF QUEEN LOUISE. SHE DIED IN A STOCKHOLM HOSPITAL TODAY?

  • Description

    SWEDEN IS MOURNING THE DEATH OF QUEEN LOUISE. SHE DIED IN A STOCKHOLM HOSPITAL TODAY (SUNDAY) AGED 75. KING GUSTAV ADOLF, WHO IS 82 AND HAS BEEN CONFINED TO BED WITH A HEAVY COLD, RUSHED TO HER BEDSIDE BEFORE SHE DIED. ALSO AT THE BEDSIDE WERE PRINCESS ALICE OF GREECE, QUEEN INGRID OF DENMARK, PRINCESS SYBILLA AND PRINCE BERTIL.

    NEWS OF THE QUEEN'S DEATH SPREAD QUICKLY. FLAGS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY WERE LOWERED TO HALF-MAST. CHURCH BELLS IN STOCKHOLM TOLLED OR HALF-AN-HOUR. NEWSPAPERS BROUGHT OUT SPECIAL EDITIONS CARRYING LARGE BLACK HEADLINES, AND PERFORMANCES AT THE STOCKHOLM ROYAL OPERA HOUSE - AND THE ROYAL DRAMATIC THEATRE WERE CANCELLED THIS EVENING.

    THE QUEEN, AN AUNT OF THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH, HAD SUFFERED FROM MINOR HEART TROUBLE FOR SOME YEARS. LAST THURSDAY SHE WAS TAKEN TO SAINT GOERANS HOSPITAL FOR A MAJOR OPERATION TO CLEAR A BLOOD CLOT IN HER RIGHT LEG. SINCE THE OPERATION THE QUEEN'S CONDITION STEADILY WORSENED. EARLY TODAY SHE LOST CONSCIOUSNESS - AND DIED PEACEFULLY SHORTLY AFTER MIDDAY.

    THE COURT HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE FUNERAL WILL BE HELD IN STOCKHOLM CATHEDRAL NEXT SATURDAY.

    TRIBUTES TO QUEEN LOUISE AND MESSAGES OF SYMPATHY TO KING GUSTAV HAVE BEEN POURING IN TO STOCKHOLM. THEY HAVE COME, AMONG OTHERS, FROM QUEEN ELIZABETH, PRESIDENT DE GAULLE, THE ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER MR ALDO MORO, THE DANISH PRIME MINISTER, MR JENS OTTO KRAG - AND FORMER WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR, DR KONRAD ADENAUER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4PKSQKJWBJXDGRGE7QM0PZPO5
    Media URN:
    VLVA4PKSQKJWBJXDGRGE7QM0PZPO5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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