• Short Summary

    CROWN PRINCE BIRENDRA BIKRAM SHAH OF NEPAL WAS ON MONDAY (FEBRUARY 23RD) FORMALLY ENGAGED TO PRINCESS AISHWARYA RAJYA LAXMI DEVI RANA IN AN ELABORATE HINDU CEREMONY IN THE PRESENCE OF KING MAHENDRA AND QUEEN RATNA.

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    CROWN PRINCE BIRENDRA BIKRAM SHAH OF NEPAL WAS ON MONDAY (FEBRUARY 23RD) FORMALLY ENGAGED TO PRINCESS AISHWARYA RAJYA LAXMI DEVI RANA IN AN ELABORATE HINDU CEREMONY IN THE PRESENCE OF KING MAHENDRA AND QUEEN RATNA.

    CANNONS BOOMED AND SOLDIERS OF THE ROYAL NEPALESE ARMY FIRED A RIFLE SALUTE AS THE 20-YEAR-OLD PRINCESS, CLAD IN A RED AND GOLD SARI, PLACED RED POWDER ON THE FOREHEAD OF THE PRINCE AND HUNG A GARLAND OF FLOWERS AROUND HIS NECK.

    THEN THE 24-YEAR-OLD PRINCE, HEIR TO THE THRONE OF THE WORLD'S ONLY HINDU KINGDOM, GARLANDED HIS BRIDE-TO-BE, WHOM HE WILL WED ON FRIDAY (FEBRUARY 27TH).

    THE ROYAL COUPLE EXCHANGED DIAMOND RINGS AND MADE A SYMBOLIC ACT OF OBEISANCE TO THE KING AND QUEEN IN THE STATE HALL OF THE SINGHA DURBAR (LION PALACE) IN KATMANDU.

    GUESTS FOR THE WEDDING WILL INCLUDE THE KIND AND QUEEN OF LAOS; INDIAN PRESIDENT GIRI; PRINCE RICHARD OF GLOUCESTER, A COUSIN OF QUEEN ELIZABETH; U. S. SENATOR WILLIAM SAXBE AND JAPAN'S PRINCE HITACHI AND PRINCESS HANAKO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA88R3QRWB3TIPOOV6B3X80JCQQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA88R3QRWB3TIPOOV6B3X80JCQQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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