• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 100,000 PEOPLE TODAY (THURSDAY) PAID 55-YEAR-OLD QUEEN JULIANA THE MOST FERVENT BIRTHDAY GREETING IN HER 15-YEAR REIGN ON THE DUTCH THRONE.

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    MORE THAN 100,000 PEOPLE TODAY (THURSDAY) PAID 55-YEAR-OLD QUEEN JULIANA THE MOST FERVENT BIRTHDAY GREETING IN HER 15-YEAR REIGN ON THE DUTCH THRONE.

    POLICE SAID THERE WERE AT LEAST THREE TIMES AS MANY PEOPLE AROUND THE ROYAL PALACE AT SOESTDIJK AS ON ANY PREVIOUS BIRTHDAY. AT LEAST 30,000 WELL WISHERS MARCHED PAST THE ROYAL FAMILY, PILING THE PALACE STEPS DEEP IN FLOWERS. LATER THE QUEEN DROVE OUT OF THE PALACE GROUNDS TO MEET THE THOUSANDS WHO HAD BEEN UNABLE TO GET WITHIN SIGHT OF HER.

    CHURCH BELLS PEALED, BRASS BANDS PLAYED AND ORANGE PENNANTS FLUTTERED FROM THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND HOUSES - IN CONTRAST TO YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) WHEN THERE WERE VERY FEW FLAGS TO MARK THE WEDDING IN ROME OF PRINCESS IRENE. THE UNEXPECTED LARGE NUMBERS WHO SALUTED THE QUEEN TODAY WERE SEEN AS EXPRESSING THE PUBLIC'S DEP SYMPATHY FOR THE QUEEN OVER THE PRINCESS IRENE CRISIS.

    RADIO BROADCAST SAID TODAY'S TRIBUTE WAS MEANT TO SHOW THE PUBLIC APPRECIATION THAT THE QUEEN "PLACED HER DUTIES AS A MONARCH ABOVE HER FEELINGS AS A MOTHER". IN A TELEVISION BROADCAST THE DUTCH PRIME MINISTER MR. VICTOR MARIJNEN SAID HE WAS EXPRESSING ON BEHALF OF THE WHOLE NATION FEELINGS OF DEEP AFFECTION" TO QUEEN JULIANA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADRWK2JP8UKPOR3O9RRSNL2RJO
    Media URN:
    VLVADRWK2JP8UKPOR3O9RRSNL2RJO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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