King Baudouin and his fiancee drove through the streets of Brussels Sept 24, on their way to the Town Hall for a Civic Reception.
GV Royal palace at Brussels.
LV Crowds outside palace.
SV Royal couple leave palace, car stops and flowers are given to Dona Fabiola.
GV Royal car drives through Brussels street.
SV Ditto pan to crowd.
SV Statue of King Albert.
SV Royal couple out of car at Statue.
CU People wave.
SV Royal couple walk towards Statue and lay flowers.
SV Royal couple standing in front of Statue.
GV Crowds surge round royal car as it leaves.
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Background: King Baudouin and his fiancee drove through the streets of Brussels Sept 24, on their way to the Town Hall for a Civic Reception. In several places their car was forced to stop by the excited crowds that surged round the vehicle in their hundreds.
On the way to the Town Hall King Baudouin and Dona Fabiola stopped to lay a wreath at the monument of King Albert. When the King and his future Queen left the car the police had a hard task in holding back the throng.
Their arrival at the Town Hall was again marked by a huge excited crowd, with everyone trying to get their first look at Dona Fabiola. What was intended to be a quiet formal ceremony became a struggle between policemen and the citizens of Brussels. Everywhere cameras clicked as the couple entered the hall.
The future Queen was making a five-hour tour of the capital - her first public appearance in Belgium. The young couple often held hands during the drive as confetti fell on them from wellwishers.