A VISNEWS cameraman was presented to King Baudouin of the Belgians and Queen Fabiola in Brussels last night (Friday).
A VISNEWS cameraman was presented to King Baudouin of the Belgians and Queen Fabiola in Brussels last night (Friday). M. Maurice de Witte, the VISNEWS staff cameraman in Belgium, was among the hundreds of guests who attended the annual Press Gala at the National Opera.
For this highlight of the Belgian Press calendar, King Baudouin and his young Queen were guests-of-honour. On arrival they were welcomed by M. Thibaut, president of the Belgian Newspaper Press, M. Cooremans, Mayor of Brussels, and M. Huysmans, manager of the National Opera.
ON the programme was Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte, an Italian light opera composed at the request of the Austrian Emperor himself. Last night's rendition of the three-hour parody was a thunderous success all round.
After the first act came the presentation ceremony. M. de Witte, who is also the president of the Belgian Association of the Film Press, was among several Press representatives who met the royal couple.