• Short Summary

    EUROPE'S ROYALTY GATHERED IN COPENHAGEN TODAY IN PREPARATION FOR THE WEDDING ON SATURDAY OF DENMARK'S PRINCESS BENEDIKTE AND THE GERMAN PRINCE RICHARD VON SAYN-WITTGENSTEIN-BERLEBERG.

  • Description

    EUROPE'S ROYALTY GATHERED IN COPENHAGEN TODAY IN PREPARATION FOR THE WEDDING ON SATURDAY OF DENMARK'S PRINCESS BENEDIKTE AND THE GERMAN PRINCE RICHARD VON SAYN-WITTGENSTEIN-BERLEBERG.

    AMONG THEM WERE QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER, WHO ARRIVED BY AIR FROM LONDON: KING GUSTAV OF SWEDEN: AND KING CONSTANTINE OF GREECE, MAKING HIS FIRST TRIP OUTSIDE ITALY SINCE HE FLED TO ROME LAST MONTH FROM GREECE.

    IT WILL BE THE SOCIAL EVENT OF THE YEAR ON SATURDAY, WHEN THE 24-YEAR-OLD PRINCESS MARRIES PRINCE RICHARD, AGED 32, IN THE CHAPEL OF FREDENSBORG PALACE, THE DANISH ROYAL FAMILY'S SUMMER RESIDENCE, ABOUT 30 MILES (48 KMS) FROM COPENHAGEN.

    THE FIRST OF TODAY'S ARRIVALS IN THE DANISH CAPITAL WAS KING GUSTAV OF SWEDEN, THE FATHER OF DENMARK'S QUEEN INGRID. HE WAS GREETED BY KING FREDERICK AND QUEEN INGRID AT FREDESBORG RAILWAY STATION.

    SHORTLY AFTERWARDS, AT KASTRUP AIRPORT, THE KING AND QUEEN MET QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER, WHO ARRIVED FROM LONDON IN AN AIRCRAFT OF THE QUEEN'S FLIGHT.

    JUST OVER AN HOUR LATER, KING CONSTANTINE OF GREECE ARRIVED IN HIS PRIVATE AIRCRAFT. ON HAND TO MEET HIM, TOGETHER WITH KING FREDERICK AND QUEEN INGRID, WAS HIS WIFE QUEEN ANNE MARIE OF GREECE, WHO HAD ARRIVED IN DENMARK LAST WEEK WITH THEIR TWO CHILDREN.

    SATURDAY'S CEREMONY WILL BE DENMARK'S SECOND ROYAL WEDDING IN EIGHT MONTHS. LAST JUNE, PRINCESS BENEDIKTE'S ELDER SISTER AND HEIR TO THE THRONE, CROWN PRINCESS MARGARETH WAS MARRIED TO THE FRENCH COUNT HENRY DE MONPEZAT. HER YOUNGER SISTER, ANN MARIE, IS QUEEN OF GREECE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9K5LGMBNS48VOY4M348ACOUZC
    Media URN:
    VLVA9K5LGMBNS48VOY4M348ACOUZC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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