• Short Summary

    IN COPENHAGEN TODAY (WEDNESDAY), THE ENGAGEMENT WAS FORMALLY ANNOUNCED OF PRINCESS MARGRETHE, HEIRESS TO THE DANISH THRONE, TO A FRENCH DIPLOMAT, COUNT HENRI DE MONPEZAT.

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    IN COPENHAGEN TODAY (WEDNESDAY), THE ENGAGEMENT WAS FORMALLY ANNOUNCED OF PRINCESS MARGRETHE, HEIRESS TO THE DANISH THRONE, TO A FRENCH DIPLOMAT, COUNT HENRI DE MONPEZAT.

    KING FREDERICK MADE THE FORMAL ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE FLAG - BEDECKED CAPITAL, COPENHAGEN. HIS DAUGHTER AND FUTURE SON-IN-LAW WERE JOINED BY OTHER MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY ON THE BALCONY OF AMALIENBORG PALACE IN THE CITY.

    LOUD CHEERS GREETED THE PRINCESS, IN A RED, SLEEVELESS DRESS WITH A MATCHING TURBAN, WHEN SHE APPEARED WITH THE COUNT.

    LATER THE COUPLE MET NEWSMEN AT FREDENSBORG PALACE, NORTH OF COPENHAGEN.

    PRINCESS MARGRETHE SAID THAT ON THE DAY OF THEIR WEDDING, MAY 27 NEXT YEAR, 32-YEAR-OLD COUNT HENRI WILL BE GIVEN THE TITLE OF PRINCE HENRIK OF DENMARK.

    THE PRINCESS SAID THEY MET IN LONDON LAST YEAR AT THE HOME OF SOME MUTUAL FRIENDS. SINCE THEN THEY HAD MET SEVERAL TIMES AT SEVERAL PLACES - AND BECAME ENGAGED LAST JUNE.

    THE COUNT, THIRD SECRETARY AT THE FRENCH EMBASSY IN LONDON, WILL CHANCE HIS RELIGION FROM ROMAN CATHOLIC TO LUTHERAN (PROTESTANT) - THE RELIGION OF HIS FUTURE BRIDE AND HER COUNTRY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7WN5911HRJRJQ933UVB8UWCHI
    Media URN:
    VLVA7WN5911HRJRJQ933UVB8UWCHI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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