• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF GREEKS DEFIED THE PIERCING COLD IN ATHENS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AND LINED THE STREETS TO CHEER CROWN PRINCE CONSTANTINE AND HIS DANISH FIANCEE.

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF GREEKS DEFIED THE PIERCING COLD IN ATHENS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AND LINED THE STREETS TO CHEER CROWN PRINCE CONSTANTINE AND HIS DANISH FIANCEE.THE 2-YEAR-OLD HEIR TO THE GREEK THRONE AND 16-YEAR-OLD PRINCESS ANNE-MARIE WERE RETURNING FROM COPENHAGEN WHERE FROM WHERE THEIR ENGAGEMENT WAS ANNOUNCED LAST WEEK.

    THE NEWLY ENGAGED COUPLE TRAVELLED TO ATHENS IN A SPECIAL SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES CARAVELLE JET.ALSO ON GOARD THE AIRLINER WHERE KING FREDERIK AND QUEEN INGRID OF DENMARK, AND THE HEIR TO THE DANISH THRONE, PRINCESS MARGRETHE.A SQUADRON OF GREEK JET FIGHTERS ESCORTED THEM FROM GREECE'S AIR LIMITS TO THE CAPITAL.

    AT HELLENIKON AIRPORT WHERE KING PAUL AND QUEEN FREDERIKA OF GREECE.OTHER MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY THERE INCLUDED PRINCESS IRENE, PRINCESS SOPHIA AND HER HUSBAND DON JUAN CARLOS, PRINCE OF ASTURIAS.

    WHEN PRINCESS ANNE-MARIE APPEARED SMILING AT THE DOOR OF THE AIRCRAFT, THERE WAS TREMENDOUS APPLAUSE FROM THE CROWD OF OFFICIALS AND SIGHTSEERS.A 21-GUN SALUTE BOOMED OVER THE AIRPORT, AND THE MILITARY BANDS PLAYED THE GREEK AND DANISH NATIONAL ANTHEMS.

    CROWDS OF SCHOOLCHILDREN HAD GATHERED AT THE AIRPORT VOLUNTARILY SUSPENDED A WEEK-OLD STRIKE FOR MORE PAY TO "PARTICIPATE IN THE GREEK NATION'S JOY" IN WELCOMING THE COUPLE.

    WHEN THE PROCESSION, HEADED BY PRINCE CONSTANTINE AND HIS FIANCEE IN A GREEN OPEN CAR, REACHED HADRIAN'S ARCH - THE GATES TO ATHENS CITY - GREEK BOY SCOUTS RELEASED HUNDREDS OF RED AND BLUE BALLOONS.THE DEPUTY MAYOR WELCOMED THE COUPLE, REMINDING THEM OF PRINCE GEORGE OF DENMARK, WHO "100 YEARS EARLIER FIRST SET FOOT ON THE SOIL OF ATTICA TO FOUND THE DYNASTY NOW REIGNING OVER GREECE."
    AT ATHENS ROYAL PALACE, THE COUPLE AND THEIR PARENTS POSED FOR THE PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERS.LATER THEY WENT ON TO THE SNOWBLANKETED ROYAL ESTATE AT TATOI.

    (PRINCESS ANNE-MARIE IS TO SPEND A WEEK AT THE GREEK COURT BEFORE SHE RETURNS TO SCHOOL IN COPENHAGEN.THE WEDDING IS BEING ARRANGED FOR NEXT YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF1Q5A00SH8P2NVFRGKG8KL6YQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAF1Q5A00SH8P2NVFRGKG8KL6YQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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