• Short Summary

    KING PAUL AND QUEEN FREDERIKA OF THE HELLENES HAVE BEEN TOURING THE PELOPONNESE, THE RUGGED PENINSULA IN SOUTHERN GREECE.

  • Description

    KING PAUL AND QUEEN FREDERIKA OF THE HELLENES HAVE BEEN TOURING THE PELOPONNESE, THE RUGGED PENINSULA IN SOUTHERN GREECE. THEY WERE ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR CHILDREN, PRINCE CONSTANTINE AND PRINCESS IRENE. THE TOUR IS PART OF THE CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS OF THE GREEK DYNASTY.

    FILM SHOWS THEM YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) VISITING THE TOWNS OF CORINTH, ARGOS AND NAUPLIA, THE ANCIENT GREEK CAPITAL. THEY RECEIVED A WARM WELCOME, DESPITE THE VISIT LAST WEEK OF MR. PAPANDREOU, LEADER OF THE ANTI-MONARCHIST GREEK OPPOSITION. DOWRY BOOKLETS WERE PRESENTED TO YOUNG GIRLS ENTITLING THEM TO A SMALL PAYMENT ON THEIR WEDDING DAY.

    KING PAUL AND QUEEN FREDERIKA WILL LATER EXTEND THEIR TOUR TO CENTRAL AND NORTHERN GREECE - AREAS ALSO TOURED RECENTLY BY MR. PAPANDREOU. LAST SEPTEMBER, HIS CENTRAL UNION PARTY SEVERED TIES WITH THE ROYAL FAMILY. THE PARTY CLAIMED THAT THE 1961 ELECTIONS WERE FRAUDULENT AND KING PAUL'S POLICY OF NON-INTERFERENCE WAS TANTAMOUNT TO "COMPLICITY."
    THE PELOPONNESE TOUR WAS ONE OF THE QUEEN'S FIRST OFFICIAL ENGAGEMENTS SINCE FLYING HOME ON TUESDAY FROM LONDON, WHERE SHE ATTENDED PRINCESS ALEXANDRA'S WEDDING. DURING HER LONDON STAY, SHE WAS CHASED BY DEMONSTRATORS DEMANDING THE RELEASE OF GREEK POLITICAL PRISONERS. THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT MADE AN OFFICIAL APOLOGY FOR THE INCIDENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEPO8FE30JWDM5EXRUXE83BHUW
    Media URN:
    VLVAEPO8FE30JWDM5EXRUXE83BHUW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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