• Short Summary

    SOMBRE CROWDS LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY) WATCHED A MOTORCADE OF BLACK LIMOUSINES CARRY THE BODY OF KING BAUDOUIN'S GRANDMOTHER, THE DOWAGER QUEEN ELIZABETH OF THE BELGIANS, TO THE ROYAL PALACE FROM HER HOME ON THE EDGE OF BRUSSELS.

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    SOMBRE CROWDS LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY) WATCHED A MOTORCADE OF BLACK LIMOUSINES CARRY THE BODY OF KING BAUDOUIN'S GRANDMOTHER, THE DOWAGER QUEEN ELIZABETH OF THE BELGIANS, TO THE ROYAL PALACE FROM HER HOME ON THE EDGE OF BRUSSELS.

    THE QUEEN WILL LIE IN STATE AT THE PALACE UNTIL TUESDAY, WHEN THE FUNERAL WILL TAKE PLACE. SHE DIED FOUR DAYS AGO FOLLOWING A HEART ATTACK AT THE AGE OF 89.

    ROYAL GUARDS ON HORSEBACK ESCORTED THE HEARSE TO THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER WHERE VETERANS OF THE TWO WORLD WARS SALUTED THE MORTAL REMAINS OF THE DEAD QUEEN. THE GERMAN BORN QUEEN, WHO WAS WIFE OF THE "WARRIOR KING" ALBERT, WON THE HEARTS OF HER ADOPTED PEOPLE FOR HER PATRIOTISM - IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR SHE WORKED AS A NURSE IN MILITARY HOSPITALS WHICH SHE HELPED FOUND, AND IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR SHE REMAINED IN BRUSSELS DURING THE NAZI OCCUPATION, AND SAVED MANY JEWS FROM PERSECUTION OR DEATH BY HER SECRET INTERVENTION.

    EUROPEAN ROYALTY ARE CONVERGING ON BRUSSELS TO ATTEND THE FUNERAL. THE QUEEN'S CLOSEST RELATIVES LIVING ABROAD, INCLUDING EX-KING UMBERTO OF ITALY AND HER 91-YEAR OLD BROTHER THE DUKE OF BAVARIA ARE ALREADY THERE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA66KIYCAUUI7VQ3QQ0JNIX859B
    Media URN:
    VLVA66KIYCAUUI7VQ3QQ0JNIX859B
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1965
    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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