• Short Summary

    PRINCESS MARGARETHA OF SWEDEN AND LONDON BUSINESSMAN JOHN AMBLER, WERE MARRIED TODAY (TUESDAY) IN THE TINY 12TH CENTURY CHURCH OF GAERDSLOESA ON OELAND, SWEDEN'S ISLAND OF ROBES.

  • Description

    PRINCESS MARGARETHA OF SWEDEN AND LONDON BUSINESSMAN JOHN AMBLER, WERE MARRIED TODAY (TUESDAY) IN THE TINY 12TH CENTURY CHURCH OF GAERDSLOESA ON OELAND, SWEDEN'S ISLAND OF ROBES.

    THE TALL, 29-YEAR-OLD PRINCESS, WEARING A HIGH NECKED GOWN OF WHITE FAILLE AND A VEIL HELD IN PLACE BY A GOLDEN CROWN, HELD HANDS AND SMILED BROADLY AT HER GROOMS AS THEY STOOD BEFORE THE ALTAR.

    CLUTCHING A BOUQUET OF CORNFLOWERS, BLUEBELLS AND POPPIES, THE PRINCESS REPLIED "JA" (YES): WHILE MR. AMBLER, AGED 40, SAID: "I WILL".

    THE CEREMONY WAS CONDUCTED BY THE PRIMATE OF THE SWEDISH LUTHERAN CHURCH ARCHBISHOP GUNNAR HULTGREN OF UPPSALA, WHO HAD ALSO MARRIED MARGARETHA'S SISTER PRINCESS DESIREE.

    THE BLUE-EYED PRINCESS LEFT THE ALTAR SMILING, BUT BY THE TIME SHE REACHED THE OTHER END THE STRAIN HAD BECOME TOO MUCH AND SHE BEGAN TO BRUSH AWAY TEARS. IN THE CHURCH PORCH SHE STOPPED AND SOBBED, AND HAD TO BE CONSOLED BY HER HUSBAND AS THE COUPLE WERE SURROUNDED BY PHOTOGRAPHERS.

    A CROWD OF SEVERAL HUNDRED SIGHTSEERS SURGED AROUND THEM AND 82-YEAR-OLD KING GUSTAV ADOLF OF SWEDEN, THE PRINCESS'S GRANDFATHER, HELPED POLICE HOLD BACK THE CROWD AS THE NEWLY WEDS DROVE IN AN OPEN CAR.

    AFTERWARDS, 150 ELEGANTLY DRESSED WEDDING GUESTS RETURNED TO BROGHOLM, WHERE THE RECEPTION WAS HELD ON THE LAWNS OF THE VILLA OF SOLLIDEN.

    THE COLD BUFFET WAS DOMINATED BY GIANT MARZIPAN CAKES SURMOUNTED BY THREE-TIER STRUCTURES OF BISCUIT IN THE FORM OF THE LETTERS "J" AND "M" WITH THE UNION JACK AND THE BLUE AND COLD SWEDISH FLAG ON TOP.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA78AMJ8U8WBZ0IYSJAVYB33IM6
    Media URN:
    VLVA78AMJ8U8WBZ0IYSJAVYB33IM6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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