• Short Summary

    IN AMSTERDAM, A CROWD OF SEVERAL THOUSANDS WELCOMED QUEEN JULIANA AND PRINCE BERNHARD WHEN THEY FLEW BACK FROM THEIR STATE VISIT TO MEXICO.

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    IN AMSTERDAM, A CROWD OF SEVERAL THOUSANDS WELCOMED QUEEN JULIANA AND PRINCE BERNHARD WHEN THEY FLEW BACK FROM THEIR STATE VISIT TO MEXICO.

    SPECIAL SECURITY MEASURES FOR THE QUEEN'S RETURN WERE NOT NEEDED. MASS DEMONSTRATIONS OF SYMPATHY FOR THE ROYAL COUPLE OVER PRINCESS IRENE HAD BEEN EXPECTED, BUT THE CROWD ESTIMATED AT 5,000 WAS ORDERLY. THE QUEEN WAS GREETED BY HER YOUNGEST DAUGHTERS, PRINCESS CHRISTINE AND MARGRIET. CROWN PRINCESS BEATRIX, THE 26-YEAR-OLD HEIRESS TO THE THRONE, WHO ACCOMPANIED HER PARENTS TO MEXICO DID NOT RETURN WITH THEM. SHE SPENT THE DAY IN OTTAWA BEFORE FLYING HOME. THE WELCOME AT THE AIRPORT LASTED LESS THAN TEN MINUTES. THE ROYAL PARTY THEN LEFT FOR THEIR COUNTRY PALACE.

    POLICE REINFORCEMENTS HAD BEEN STANDING BY IN CASE OF MASS DEMONSTRATIONS OF SYMPATHY FOR THE ROYAL COUPLE BECAUSE OF THE DIFFICULTIES OVER THE ENGAGEMENT OF PRINCESS IRENE TO PRINCE HUGO OF BOURBON.

    OFFICIALS HAD ALSO FEARED POSSIBLE ANTI-CARLIST FEELINGS AMONG THE WELCOMING CROWDS DIRECTED TOWARDS THE PRINCESS'S FIANCE, WHO IS A PRINCIPAL FIGURE IN THE SPANISH CARLIST CLAIM TO THE THRONE. (IN PARIS TODAY, PRINCES IRENE, WHO HAS BEEN STAYING AT A CHATEAU IN CENTRAL FRANCE BELONGING TO HER FIANCE'S FAMILY, SPENT AN HOUR AT BALMAIN, THE FASHION HOUSE COMMISSIONED TO MAKE HER WEDDING DRESS.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF0575PRO9BO16VYCZTFUKXO85
    Media URN:
    VLVAF0575PRO9BO16VYCZTFUKXO85
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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