• Short Summary

    THE PEOPLE OF ATHENS TODAY (SATURDAY) GREETED THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BIRTH OF A PRINCESS WITH SOMETHING OF A RELIEF AFTER A WEEK OF WAITING.

  • Description

    THE PEOPLE OF ATHENS TODAY (SATURDAY) GREETED THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BIRTH OF A PRINCESS WITH SOMETHING OF A RELIEF AFTER A WEEK OF WAITING.

    THE DANISH-BORN QUEEN ANNE-MARIE GAVE BIRTH TO HER FIRST CHILD - A 9LB. 12 OZ. (4.38 KILO) GIRL - AT MON REPOS CASTLE THE ROYAL SUMMER RESIDENCE, IN CORFU. KING CONSTANTINE WHO ATTENDED THE BIRTH WENT TO THE CASTLE GATES TO GIVE THE NEWS TO THE WAITING CROWDS. THE CHURCH BELLS OF THE ISLAND RANG OUT AND THE PEALS WERE TAKEN UP BY CHURCHES ALL OVER GREECE.

    THE 18-YEAR-OLD QUEEN AND THE BABY - IN DIRECT LINE TO SUCCEED TO THE GREEK THRONE - ARE BOTH IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, A HEALTH BULLETIN ANNOUNCED TONIGHT AFTER THEY HAD BOTH SPENT A QUIET DAY. THE 25-YEAR-OLD KING, BEAMING WITH DELIGHT, OFFERED CHAMPAGNE TO NEWSMEN COVERING THE STORY IN CORFU.

    THREE DOCTORS ATTENDED THE QUEEN. THE METHODS OF PAINLESS CHILDBIRTH WERE APPLIED. THE DELIVERY TOOK FOUR HOURS. THE QUEEN HAD HER FIRST LABOUR PAINS LAST SATURDAY (JULY 3).

    (IN DENMARK, FLAGS WERE FLYING IN HONOUR OF THE BIRTH. THE QUEEN'S FATHER, KING FREDERIK WILL LEAVE FOR CORFU SHORTLY AND THE DANISH CROWN PRINCESS MARGRETHE, WHO IS STUDYING IN LONDON, IS FLYING TO CORFU TOMORROW. QUEEN INGRID, ANNE-MARIE'S MOTHER, HAS BEEN THERE SINCE JUNE 17.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6DRYEYUS4DUZPM80B3U90DMVN
    Media URN:
    VLVA6DRYEYUS4DUZPM80B3U90DMVN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1965
    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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