• Short Summary

    THE EMBALMED BODY OF KING PAUL OF GREECE WAS TRANSFERRED YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) FROM THE TATOI PALACE TO THE ATHENS' ROYAL PALACE.

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    THE EMBALMED BODY OF KING PAUL OF GREECE WAS TRANSFERRED YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) FROM THE TATOI PALACE TO THE ATHENS' ROYAL PALACE.

    PEOPLE LINED THE 16 MILE (25 KILOMETRE) ROUTE INTO THE CAPITAL, MANY OF THEM CRYING AS THE HEARSE, FLANKED BY MOTORCYCLE OUTRIDERS, WENT PAST.

    THE NEW KING, CONSTANTINE XIII, AND HIS MOTHER, QUEEN FREDERIKA, DROVE BEHIND THE HEARSE. ALSO IN THE INFORMAL PROCESSION WERE PRINCESS IRENE, THE KING'S SISTER NOW HEIR PRESUMPTIVE TO THE GREEK THRONE, AND PRINCESS ANNE-MARIE OF DENMARK, THE KING'S FIANCEE.

    THE COFFIN WAS PLACED IN THE HALL OF THE THRONE WHERE THE ROYAL FAMILY ATTENDED A PRIVATE RELIGIOUS SERVICE.

    AN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT SAID KING PAUL'S BODY WOULD BE TRANSFERRED ON MONDAY TO ATHENS' CATHEDRAL AND WOULD LIE IN STATE THERE UNTIL THE FUNERAL NEXT THURSDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADTSD1QC2RUTG4DZU2NL2MXZTU
    Media URN:
    VLVADTSD1QC2RUTG4DZU2NL2MXZTU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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