• Short Summary

    Princess Paola, wife of Prince Albert of Liege, visited the coal face of a colliery at Montegne, near Liege, Belgium, Mar 23.

  • Description

    Princess Paola, wife of Prince Albert of Liege, visited the coal face of a colliery at Montegne, near Liege, Belgium, Mar 23. She wore a distinctly non-regal "ensemble" of miner's helmet, overalls and heavy boots.

    In addition, the 24-year-old Princess carried a miner's lamp. She was greeted on her arrival by Mr. Paquot, manager of the mines of Montegne and President of the Belgian Federation of Coalmines. Then, a cage ride 750 metres underground.

    The Princess is President-of-Honour of the National Institution for Help to Italian Workers in Belgium. Most of the Italian miners in Belgium are employed in this district.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB35IIMYEVKG28LZLQTCRN9I1R
    Media URN:
    VLVAB35IIMYEVKG28LZLQTCRN9I1R
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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