• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF DUTCH POLICEMEN, TROOPS AND ROYAL PALACE GUARDS HAVE BEEN DRAFTED INTO AMSTERDAM AS THE FIRST ROYAL GUESTS ARRIVED FOR THE WEDDING OF CROWN PRINCESS BEATRIX AND CLAUS VON AMSBERG, ONCE A MEMBER OF THE HITLER YOUTH.

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF DUTCH POLICEMEN, TROOPS AND ROYAL PALACE GUARDS HAVE BEEN DRAFTED INTO AMSTERDAM AS THE FIRST ROYAL GUESTS ARRIVED FOR THE WEDDING OF CROWN PRINCESS BEATRIX AND CLAUS VON AMSBERG, ONCE A MEMBER OF THE HITLER YOUTH.

    PRINCESS BEATRIX'S ENGAGEMENT TO A GERMAN WHO WAS A MEMBER OF THE HITLER YOUTH AND SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES THAT OCCUPIED HOLLAND DURING THE LAST WORLD WAS HAS AROUSED BITTER CONTROVERSY IN HOLLAND.

    AS THE FIRST REPRESENTATIVES OF EUROPE'S ROYALTY FLEW INTO AMSTERDAM FOR THURSDAY'S WEDDING, SECURITY MEN WERE DEALING WITH DOZENS OF LETTERS THREATENING TO SABOTAGE WHAT THE DUTCH ROYAL FAMILY HAD HOPED WOULD BE A HAPPY EVENT.

    THE FIRST ARRIVAL, MET AT THE AIRPORT BY HOLLAND'S PRINCESS MARGRIET, WAS PRINCESS SOHPIA OF GREECE. HER HUSBAND, ONE OF THE CLAIMANTS TO THE SPANISH THRONE, IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE TOMORROW (TUESDAY). LATER KING CONSTANTINE AND QUEEN ANNE-MARIE OF GREECE WERE MET BY PRINCE BERNHARD.

    THE DUTCH ROYAL FAMILY HAVE MOVED INTO THE ROYAL PALACE IN THE HEART OF AMSTERDAM, WHERE THEIR GUESTS WILL STAY WITH THEM. OUTSIDE, THE THOUSANDS OF SOLDIERS AND POLICEMEN HAVE THROWN UP STEEL BARRIERS ALONG THE ROUTE PRINCESS BEATRIX AND HER BRIDEGROOM WILL TAKE IN THEIR GOLD COACH. THE COACH HAS BEEN FITTED WITH DISC BRAKES, IN CASE IT HAS TO STOP SUDDENLY.

    THE MAN MARRYING THE DUTCH CROWN-PRINCESS SERVED IN THE GERMAN ARMY THAT OCCUPIED HOLLAND DURING THE LAST WAR, WHEN MORE THAN 100,000 PEOPLE FROM AMSTERDAM, MOST OF THEM JEWS, WERE KILLED.

    GERMANY TOURISTS WHO HAVE COME TO AMSTERDAM FOR THE ROYAL WEDDING HAVE FOUND NOTICES STUCK TO THEIR CARS REMINDING THEM OF THE PEOPLE "MURDERED BY THE GERMANS DURING THE LAST WAR". ONE OF THE THREATS OF TROUBLE THAT HAVE BEEN SENT TO DUTCH OFFICIALS CAME FROM A GROUP OF STUDENTS THREATENING TO BROADCAST THE SOUND OF MACHINE-GUN FIRE FROM TAPE-RECORDERS ALONG THE WEDDING ROUTE. ANOTHER STUDENT GROUP SAID THEY WOULD PUT A PARALYSING CHEMICAL INTO THE CITY'S WATER SUPPLY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6EC2RDOYETXR0T4L8FE6DDHMS
    Media URN:
    VLVA6EC2RDOYETXR0T4L8FE6DDHMS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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