• Short Summary

    QUEEN ELIZABETH REFERRED DISCREETLY IN BRUSSELS TONIGHT (MONDAY) TO THE ISSUE OF BRITAIN'S JOINING THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET COMMUNITY.

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    QUEEN ELIZABETH REFERRED DISCREETLY IN BRUSSELS TONIGHT (MONDAY) TO THE ISSUE OF BRITAIN'S JOINING THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET COMMUNITY. THE QUEEN WAS WELCOMED TO THE BELGIAN CAPITAL EARLIER TODAY BY KING BAUDOUIN AND QUEEN FABIOLA AT THE START OF A FIVE-DAY STATE VISIT - THE FIRST TO BELGIUM BY A BRITISH SOVEREIGN IN 44 YEARS.

    QUEEN ELIZABETH AND HER HUSBAND, PRINCE PHILIP, ARE VISITING BELGIUM IN RETURN FOR A STATE VISIT TO BRITAIN MADE THREE YEARS AGO BY KING BAUDOUIN AND QUEEN FABIOLA. LATER THIS WEEK THEY'LL VISIT THE CITIES OF ANTWERP, LIEGE AND BRUGES, AND THE CEMETERIES AROUND YPRES WHERE THOUSANDS OF BRITISH SOLDIERS - KILLED IN FIGHTING AGAINST THE GERMANS DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR - ARE BURIED.

    THE BRITISH ROYAL COUPLE WERE WELCOMED TO BRUSSELS WITH CRIES OF "GOD SAVE THE QUEEN" IN SEVERAL LANGUAGES. IN THE MEDIEVAL TOWN HALL OF BRUSSELS THEY ATTENDED A CIVIC RECEPTION AND LATER, FROM A BALCONY, WATCHED A TRADITIONAL DISPLAY OF BELGIAN PAGEANTRY AND DANCING IN THE SQUARE BELOW. QUEEN ELIZABETH AND PRINCE PHILIP WILL SPEND A FULL DAY ON THURSDAY PRIVATELY WITH THE BELGIAN ROYAL FAMILY AT THE COUNTRY CHATEAU DE CIERGNON, IN THE ARDENESS HILLS.

    (AT A STATE BANQUET IN BRUSSELS TONIGHT, QUEEN ELIZABETH RESPONDED TO A SPEECH BY KING BAUDOUIN IN WHICH HE EXPRESSED HIS CONFIDENT HOPE THAT BRITAIN WOULD JOIN THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET. THE QUEEN SAID: "LIKE SO MANY THINGS IN LIFE, THE DESIRABLE IS NOT ALWAYS IMMEDIATELY ATTAINABLE, BUT I JOIN WITH YOU IN HOPING THAT A WAY MAY BE FOUND BEFORE LONG TO ENABLE US, AND ALL OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES WHO WISH TO DO SO, TO CO-OPERATE IN BUILDING THAT WIDER EUROPEAN UNITY WHICH IS IN THE INTEREST OF US ALL.")

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7EXVMORC0Z6IXQI8NXTJ1BU3C
    Media URN:
    VLVA7EXVMORC0Z6IXQI8NXTJ1BU3C
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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