• Short Summary

    In Luang Prabang, ancient capital of Laos, August 10, the Princess Dala, 21 Years old second daughter of the Crown Prince of Laos married 26 years-old Prince Sisouphanouvong, Laos' Director of Civil Aviation.

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    In Luang Prabang, ancient capital of Laos, August 10, the Princess Dala, 21 Years old second daughter of the Crown Prince of Laos married 26 years-old Prince Sisouphanouvong, Laos' Director of Civil Aviation.

    The ruler of Laos, 74 years-old King Sisavang, grandfather of the Bride and uncle of the bridegroom, has been on the throne since 1904, longer than any reigning monarch in the world, but was unable to be present owing to ill health.

    In his stead, the Queen presided at the colourful Buddhist ceremony, and the young couple made obeisance to her.

    The bridegroom, dressed in gold and gray sarong, had walked half-a-mile in procession to the Palace led by painted elephants laden with symbolic offerings of fruit and flowers and followed by gorgeously-attired courtiers and swordbearers.

    Attired in heavily brocaded dark green, the bride, who was educated in France and at Cambridge, England, wore a gold coronet above which her black hair rose in a pagoda-style dressing.

    For a short while the threat of war was banished from the minds of the people of Laos as Cabinet Ministers and Army Commanders flew to Luang Prabang for the ceremony.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6DHKEB48IYX823HIJKXAT6HNN
    Media URN:
    VLVA6DHKEB48IYX823HIJKXAT6HNN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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