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    THE FUNERAL OF BELGIUM'S BELOVED QUEEN ELIZABETH TOOK PLACE IN BRUSSELS TODAY (TUESDAY). WOMEN AND?

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    THE FUNERAL OF BELGIUM'S BELOVED QUEEN ELIZABETH TOOK PLACE IN BRUSSELS TODAY (TUESDAY). WOMEN AND WAR VETERANS WEPT AS THE FLAG-DRAPPED CARRIAGE BEARING THE BODY OF THE DOWAGER QUEEN WAS DRAWN THROUGH THE SILENT STREETS.

    THE GERMAN-BORN QUEEN, WHOSE PATRIOTISM INSPIRED HER PEOPLE THROUGH THE WORLD WARS, DIED LAST TUESDAY. SHE WAS 89 YEARS OLD.

    THE QUEEN WAS BURIED IN THE ROYAL CRYPT AT LAEKEN CHURCH, BESIDE HER HUSBAND, KING ALBERT I.

    THREE REIGNING MONARCHS AND OVER 60 ROYAL PRINCES, DUKES, AND COUNTS, FOLLOWED IN SOLEMN PROCESSION AS 40 GRENADIERS DREW THE SIMPLE MAHOGANY COFFIN FROM THE ROYAL PALACE TO THE ANCIENT GOTHIC CATHEDRAL OF SAINT MICHEL FOR THE FUNERAL SERVICE.

    THE ROYAL MOURNERS FOLLOWED IN THE CHILL SUNSHINE. FIRST CAME KING BAUDOUIN OF THE BELGIANS, QUEEN ELIZABETH'S GRANDSON, AND EX-KING LEOPOLD, THE QUEEN'S SON, WALKED ON HIS RIGHT. BEHIND THEM CAME KING OLAV OF NORWAY, GRAND-DUKE JEAN OF LUXEMBOURG AND EX-KING UMBERTO OF ITALY. THE QUEEN'S 91-YEAR-OLD BROTHER, THE DUKE OF BAVARIA, BRAVED THE COLD TO WALK WITH THE ROYAL RELATIVES.

    THERE WERE NO WOMEN IN THE PROCESSION.

    QUEEN ELIZABETH'S POPULARITY WITH THE BELGIANS STEMMED FROM THE FIRST WORLD WAR WHEN SHE DONNED RED CROSS UNIFORM AND NURSED IN MILITARY HOSPITALS WHILE HER HUSBAND WARRIOR KING ALBERT LED HIS ARMIES INTO BATTLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABYWXSI1VNOBL2AMU415AQGHVM
    Media URN:
    VLVABYWXSI1VNOBL2AMU415AQGHVM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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