• Short Summary

    Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix, Crown Princess of the Netherlands, celebrated her 21st birthday on Saturday, 31st January.

  • Description

    Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix, Crown Princess of the Netherlands, celebrated her 21st birthday on Saturday, 31st January. The towns and villages of Holland were gay with the national flag flying from public buildings, offices and factories and private homes, usually with the orange streamer of the House of Orange flying above the ensign.

    In the afternoon, at the Royal Palace at Soestdijk, the home, in beautiful wooded country, of the Royal family, four small polio patients presented a birthday cake, complete with candles, to Princess Beatrix. They represented the Princess Beatrix Polio Fund, of which she is Patron. After one of them -- 9-year-old Joke Okkerman -- had lighted the candles with the Princess, they all tasted the cake with her.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACCD81RTXYZ62AIE0BZWV4MKIO
    Media URN:
    VLVACCD81RTXYZ62AIE0BZWV4MKIO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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