• Short Summary

    KING PAUL AND QUEEN FREDERIKA OF GREECE, AND KING FREDERICK AND QUEEN INGRID OF DENMARK, ATTENDED A SERVICE IN THE CATHEDRAL OF ATHENS MARKING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREEK DYNASTY, AND THE 141ST INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION TODAY (MONDAY).

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    KING PAUL AND QUEEN FREDERIKA OF GREECE, AND KING FREDERICK AND QUEEN INGRID OF DENMARK, ATTENDED A SERVICE IN THE CATHEDRAL OF ATHENS MARKING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREEK DYNASTY, AND THE 141ST INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION TODAY (MONDAY).

    THE DANISH ROYAL FAMILY ARE CURRENTLY ON A FOUR-DAY STATE VISIT TO GREECE, FOLLOWING THE ANNOUNCEMENT, IN JANUARY, THAT THEIR DAUGHTER 16-YEAR-OLD PRINCESS ANNE-MARIE IS TO BECOME THE BRIDE OF CROWN PRINCE CONSTANTINE OF GREECE, HEIR APPARENT TO THE HELLENIC THRONE, AS SOON AS HER STUDIES ARE ENDED.

    THE INDEPENDENCE OF GREECE DATES FROM MARCH 25TH, 1821 AFTER A SUCCESSFUL INSURRECTION AGAINST THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, TO WHICH THE COUNTRY HAD BEEN SUBJECTED SINCE THE 15TH CENTURY.THE FIRST HEAD OF STATE WAS A GREEK, JOHN CAPODISTRIAS, WHO WAS ASSASSINATED IN 1831.THE ALLIED POWERS THEN CHOSE A BAVARIAN PRINCE, WHO RULED AS KING OTHO UNTIL HIS ABDICATION IN 1862.HE WAS SUCCEEDED BY KING GEORGE 1 OF THE GLUCKSBURG (DANISH) DYNASTY.SINCE THEN GREECE HAS HAD ONE PERIOD AS A REPUBLIC (1924-35) AND ONE PERIOD OF UNCERTAINTY (FROM THE SECOND WORLD WAR UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1946).BUT IN BOTH CASES HAS RETURNED TO THE MONARCHIAL SYSTEM.UNDER THE GLUCKSBURG DYNASTY, AFTER A PLEBISCITE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAADMWWXIVALR40EL15Q5WFPX4N
    Media URN:
    VLVAADMWWXIVALR40EL15Q5WFPX4N
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1963
    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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