• Short Summary

    MEN AND WOMEN DANCED, EMBRACED AND SANG IN THE STREETS OF DUTCH CITIES AFTER LAST NIGHT'S (THURSDAY'S) ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BIRTH OF A SON TO CROWN PRINCESS BEATRIX AND FORMER WEST GERMAN DIPLOMAT CLAUS VON AMSBERG.

  • Description

    MEN AND WOMEN DANCED, EMBRACED AND SANG IN THE STREETS OF DUTCH CITIES AFTER LAST NIGHT'S (THURSDAY'S) ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BIRTH OF A SON TO CROWN PRINCESS BEATRIX AND FORMER WEST GERMAN DIPLOMAT CLAUS VON AMSBERG. CHURCH BELLS PEALED OUT AND ARTILLERY BATTERIES FIRED A 101-GUN SALUTE.

    THE "WELL-MADE SON" BORN TO THE ROYAL COUPLE IS THE FIRST MALE HEIR TO THE DUTCH THRONE FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY.

    TO COMMEMORATE THE OCCASION SCHOOLCHILDREN AND CIVIL SERVANTS HAVE BEEN GIVEN A PUBLIC HOLIDAY.

    BUILDINGS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY ARE FLYING THE ORANGE PENNANT OF THE DUTCH ROYAL HOUSE. PEOPLE WIELDING FLAGS RAN THROUGH THE CROWDED STREETS OF AMSTERDAM, THE HAGUE AND UTRECHT LAST NIGHT TO ANNOUNCE THE NEWS.

    CAFES AND BARS WERE OPEN UNTIL FOUR O'CLOCK THIS MORNING (FRIDAY), CROWDED WITH EXCITED CITIZENS DRINKING THE NEW PRINCE'S HEALTH IN THE TRADITIONAL "ORANGE BITTERS."
    CROWN PRINCESS BEATRIX, 29, WAS REPORTED TO BE IN A SATISFACTORY CONDITION AFTER THE BIRTH, BY CAESAREAN SECTION. DOCTORS ATTENDING HER ANNOUNCED THAT THE NEW PRINCE WAS IN "EVERY WAY SATISFACTORY."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE1Q4FW3HK1ERZDPP277P9BLLA
    Media URN:
    VLVAE1Q4FW3HK1ERZDPP277P9BLLA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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