• Short Summary

    CROWN PRINCESS BEATRIX FLEW TO LONDON THIS MORNING (THURSDAY) AMIDST FRESH SPECULATION ON HER MARRIAGE PLANS, TOUCHED OFF BY A SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT LAST NIGHT BY HER PARENTS, QUEEN JULIANA AND PRINCE BERNHARD.

  • Description

    CROWN PRINCESS BEATRIX FLEW TO LONDON THIS MORNING (THURSDAY) AMIDST FRESH SPECULATION ON HER MARRIAGE PLANS, TOUCHED OFF BY A SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT LAST NIGHT BY HER PARENTS, QUEEN JULIANA AND PRINCE BERNHARD.

    IN AN "URGENT APPEAL" TO THE DUTCH PEOPLE, QUEEN JULIANA AND PRINCE BERNHARD, SAID THAT RUMOURS ABOUT A SPEEDY ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 27-YEAR-OLD PRINCESS'S ENGAGEMENT, WERE PREMATURE. THEY ASKED THAT THE CROWN PRINCESS SHOULD BE GIVEN THE PEACE AND TIME TO TAKE A CONSIDERED DECISION.

    PRINCESS BEATRIX CAME TO LONDON TO ATTEND THE CHRISTENING OF HER GOD-CHILD, THE DAUGHTER OF PRINCESS MARGRETHE OF SWEDEN AND LONDON BUSINESSMAN, MR JOHN AMBLER. A SPOKESMAN IN THE HAGUE SAID THE VISIT WAS PURELY PRIVATE AND WAS NOT CONNECTED WITH A POSSIBLE ENGAGEMENT. HE SAID THE PRINCESS WOULD RETURN HOME TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON.

    EARLIER THIS YEAR A DUTCH WEEKLY NEWSPAPER SAID THAT PRINCESS BEATRIX HAD A CHOICE OF NEARLY 100 "LIKELY SUITORS" AMONG EUROPE'S ROYALTY AND NOBILITY. TODAY PICTURES APPEARED IN THE NEWSPAPERS SHOWING PRINCESS BEATRIX WALKING HAND IN HAND WITH A MAN PROBABLY IN HIS EARLY THIRTIES, BUT HE HAS NOT BEEN NAMED. ONE THEORY IS THAT HE IS A DUTCHMAN OF A GOOD PROTESTANT FAMILY WHO MAY HAVE KNOWN PRINCESS BEATRIX IN HER STUDENT DAYS. OTHER SPECULATION SUGGESTS THAT HE IS EITHER A BRITON OR A CANADIAN.

    THE PRINCESS'S YOUNGER SISTER, PRINCESS IRENE, WAIVED HER RIGHTS OF SUCCESSION TO THE THRONE TO MARRY SPAIN'S PRINCE CARGOS HUGO OF BOURBON PARMA IN APRIL LAST YEAR. THE ROMANCE AND PRINCESS IRENE'S CONVERSION TO ROMAN CATHOLICISM, CAUSED PROTESTS IN HOLLAND AND LED TO A POLITICAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4XSUKFTJ3B3A568VAYKVE6N4U
    Media URN:
    VLVA4XSUKFTJ3B3A568VAYKVE6N4U
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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