• Short Summary

    EX-KING LEOPOLD OF BELGIUM AND HIS WIFE, PRINCESS DE RETHY, WERE INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT AT CANNES YESTERDAY (TUESDAY).

  • Description

    EX-KING LEOPOLD OF BELGIUM AND HIS WIFE, PRINCESS DE RETHY, WERE INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT AT CANNES YESTERDAY (TUESDAY). THE FORMER MONARCH, WHO IS 64, IS IN HOSPITAL WITH MINOR CHEST INJURIES.

    PRINCESS DE RETHY WAS DRIVING WHEN LEOPOLD'S CAR WAS IN COLLISION WITH ANOTHER VEHICLE AT A CANNES CROSSROADS. THE CAR THEN MOUNTED THE PAVEMENT AND CRASHED INTO A SHOPFRONT. THE FORMER KING WAS EXPECTED TO SPEND SEVERAL DAYS IN HOSPITAL, BUT THE PRINCESS WAS RELEASED AFTER BEING TREATED FOR SHOCK. THE OCCUPANTS OF THE OTHER CAR, TWO LOCAL WOMEN, SUFFERED ONLY BRUISES.

    LEOPOLD'S FIRST WIFE, QUEEN ASTRID, DIED IN 1951 WHEN A CAR HE WAS DRIVING SKIDDED ON A SWISS ROAD AND HIT A TREE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEIUATYFQ1E9GT4C69S2PPS1JJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAEIUATYFQ1E9GT4C69S2PPS1JJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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