• Short Summary

    Visnews filmed April 13 the Belgian Prince Albert 24-year-old younger brother of King Baudouin and his bride-to-be Italian Princess Paola Ruffo di Calabria, 21-year-old daughter of the late Prince Fulco Ruffo di Calabria and Princess Luisa, nee Gazelli, of the Counts of Rossana.

  • Description

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    LV. Prince Albert and Princess Paola walk in the grounds.
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    2.
    SV. Ditto, pose.
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    3.
    GV. Photographers around Prince and Princess.
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    4.
    LV.PAN. From photographers to Prince and Princess, posing.
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    5.
    SCU. Prince and Princess posing.
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    6.
    SIDE V. Photographers.
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    7.
    LV.PAN. Family group. Left-Right: backrow: King Baudouin, Princess Lilian de Rethy, Princess Luisa, ex-King Leopold, Princess Paolo, Prince Albert, Prince Alexander. Front row: Princess Maria Esmeralda & Princess Maire Christine. The last three are ex-King Leopold's children by his marriage to Princess Lilian.
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    8.
    SV.PAN. Ditto, Princess Paola talks to the little princess Marie Esmeralda.
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    9.
    SV. Princess Luisa, ex-King Leopold, Princess Paolo.
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    10.
    SIDE V. Photographers.
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    11.
    SV. Princess Paola and Prince Albert pose.
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    12.
    CU. Ditto.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Visnews filmed April 13 the Belgian Prince Albert 24-year-old younger brother of King Baudouin and his bride-to-be Italian Princess Paola Ruffo di Calabria, 21-year-old daughter of the late Prince Fulco Ruffo di Calabria and Princess Luisa, nee Gazelli, of the Counts of Rossana.

    The Royal couple posed in the grounds of Laeken Palace near Brussels after announcing their engagement on Sunday April 12. With them were other members of the Belgian Royal Family Princess Paola's mother.

    The news of the engagement was a complete surprise in Brussels. No date has been given for the wedding but it expected to take place later this year. The Princess comes from one of the leading families of Naples, her father was an Italian air force ace.

    Prince Albert met her for the first time when he attended Pope John's coronation in Rome. The match has been hailed as a "love match".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACXGKVBKXMR44IF7GOT3L7531R
    Media URN:
    VLVACXGKVBKXMR44IF7GOT3L7531R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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