• Short Summary

    PRINCE NICHOLAOS, YOUNGEST SON OF KING CONSTANTINE AND QUEEN ANNE MARIE OF GREECE, WAS CHRISTENED TODAY (SUNDAY) IN A COLOURFUL CEREMONY AT A GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH IN ROME, WHERE THE ROYAL COUPLE AND THEIR FAMILY HAVE BEEN LIVING SINCE DECEMBER, 1967.

  • Description

    PRINCE NICHOLAOS, YOUNGEST SON OF KING CONSTANTINE AND QUEEN ANNE MARIE OF GREECE, WAS CHRISTENED TODAY (SUNDAY) IN A COLOURFUL CEREMONY AT A GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH IN ROME, WHERE THE ROYAL COUPLE AND THEIR FAMILY HAVE BEEN LIVING SINCE DECEMBER, 1967.

    PRINCE NICHOLAOS, BORN ON OCTOBER 1 LAST YEAR, IS THE FIRST CHILD BORN TO KING CONSTANTINE AND QUEEN ANNE MARIE SINCE THEY FLED GREECE AFTER AN ABORTIVE COUP AGAINST THE MILITARY REGIME.

    THE ROYAL COUPLE HAVE TWO OTHER CHILDREN - PRINCESS ALEXIA, AGED FOUR, AND CROWN PRINCE PAUL, WHO IS NEARLY THREE.

    THE BAPTIST CEREMONY WAS ATTENDED BY THE KING'S MOTHER, QUEEN FREDERICA, HIS SISTER, PRINCESS SOPHIA OF GREECE, AND THE PARENTS OF QUEEN ANNE MARIE, KING FREDERIK OF DENMARK AND QUEEN INGRID.

    THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE IN THE TINY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF SAINT ANDREW.

    THE SERVICE WAS HELD UP BRIEFLY WHEN QUEEN ANNE MARIE DECIDED THAT THE WATER IN THE FONT WAS TOO HOT.

    AFTER SOME COLD WATER HAD BEEN ADDED THE YOUNG PRINCE WAS DIPPED IN NAKED. HE CRIED BRIEFLY.

    PRINCE NICHOLAOS SOON GOT OVER THE DISCOMFORT AND FACED THE REMAINDER OF THE ORDEAL WITH BARELY A NUMBER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8UDRKGQHH8JE4OFJXEYA3W0C4
    Media URN:
    VLVA8UDRKGQHH8JE4OFJXEYA3W0C4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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