• Short Summary

    A NATIONAL HOLIDAY WAS DECLARED IN THE NETHERLANDS ON APR 30, THE FIRST OF THREE DAYS OF CELEBRATIONS FOR THE SILVER WEDDING ANNIVERSARY OF QUEEN JULIANA AND PRINCE BERNHARD.

  • Description

    1.
    SV PAN... QUEEN JULIANA AND PRINCE BERNHARD IN COACH, DRIVE FROM PALACE.
    0.13

    2.
    GV CROWD IN MUSEUM SQUARE.
    0.15

    3.
    SV PAN... QUEEN AND PRINCE DRIVE PAST.
    0.25

    4.
    SV PAN... CROWD.
    0.26

    5.
    CV PAN... PRINCESSES IN COACH PAST CAMERA.
    0.30

    6.
    SV CADETS IN ROYAL BARGE.
    0.34

    7.
    SLV ROYAL PARTY MOVE ALONG TO BARGE.
    0.38

    8.
    CU QUEEN AND PRINCE BERNHARD BOARD BARGE.
    0.44

    9.
    SV QUEEN AND PRINCE IN BARGE.
    0.46

    10.
    SV ORNAMENTAL FIGURES ON BARGE.
    0.49

    11.
    SV CADETS START ROWING - QUEEN WAVES.
    1.01

    12.
    CU BOY PHOTOGRAPHER.
    1.02

    13.
    SLV BARGE MOVES ALONG CANAL.
    1.10

    14.
    LV BARGE MOVES ALONG CANAL.
    1.14

    15.
    SV OARSMEN RAISE OARS AS BARGE REACHES HOTEL.
    1.22

    16.
    SV QUEEN AND PRINCE.
    1.26

    17.
    LV BARGE MOORED.
    1.28

    18.
    SV QUEEN AND PRINCE STEP ASHORE.
    1.37

    19.
    SV PRINCESSES FOLLOW. PARENTS INTO REAR ENTRANCE OF HOTEL.
    1.47

    20.
    LV HOTEL FRONT TILT DOWN TO COACH WAITING.
    1.51

    21.
    SV QUEEN AND PRINCE INTO COACH.
    2.00

    22.
    MV PAN... COACH TOWARDS CAMERA. WITH QUEEN WAVING.
    2.09

    23.
    MV DITTO WITH PRINCESSES WAVING.
    2.18



    Initials KB/S/JF/LW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A NATIONAL HOLIDAY WAS DECLARED IN THE NETHERLANDS ON APR 30, THE FIRST OF THREE DAYS OF CELEBRATIONS FOR THE SILVER WEDDING ANNIVERSARY OF QUEEN JULIANA AND PRINCE BERNHARD.

    IN HONOUR OF THE COUPLE'S TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF MARRIAGE, THE OLD DUTCH CAPITAL OF AMSTERDAM WAS SAY WITH FLAGS AND FLOWERS, AND MORE THAN ONE MILLION VISITORS ARRIVED IN THE CITY TO JOIN IN THE FESTIVITIES.

    BELLS RANG OUT AS THE QUEEN AND PRINCE DROVE IN AN OPEN CARRIAGE THROUGH CROWDED STREETS TO A LANDING STAGE WHERE THEY WERE TO BOARD THE 144 YEAR OLD ROYAL BARGE FOR A TOUR OF THE NEARBY CANALS. IN A CARRIAGE BEHIND RODE THEIR FOUR DAUGHTERS, BEATRIX, IRENE, MARGREIT AND MARIJKE. QUEEN JULIANA WAS DRESSED IN BLACK WITH A WHITE HAY; THE PRINCE, CIVILIAN CLOTHES AND A WHITE CARNATION IN HIS BUTTON-HOLE.

    THE JOURNEY IN THE CANOPIED BARGE TOOK ABOUT 15 MINUTES TO COVER A QUARTER OF A MILE, FOLLOWING THE TRADITION THAT THE 20 NAVAL CADETS CARSMEN WOULD REST FOR THREE SECONDS BETWEEN EACH PULL OF THE LONG CARS. THROUGHOUT THE SLOW RIDE THE ROYAL COUPLE WAVED TO CHEERING WELLWISHERS ALONG THE BANKS.

    TO ADD TO THE IMPORTANCE OF THE OCCASION, APR 30 WAS ALSO QUEEN JULIANA'S 54TH BIRTHDAY. AT A STATE BANQUET TO BE HELD THE FOLLOWING DAY IN AMSTERDAM, THE COUPLE'S GUESTS WOULD INCLUDE THE RULERS OF BRITAIN, NORWAY AND PERSIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA73EH760POK2QW8CMHS6D6UHKU
    Media URN:
    VLVA73EH760POK2QW8CMHS6D6UHKU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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