Dutch Crown Princess Beatrix visits Dutch Royal Navy and launches destroyer with laughter.
Flushing, Holland (Netherlands).
SV. Crown Princess of Holland, Beatrix (on her first official visit to Royal Dutch Navy) and Prince Bernhard go aboard training ship "Jacob Van Heemstark" in Flushing inner harbour. GV. Quayside. SV. Deck of "Jacob with Heemstark". Princess Beatrix shakes hands with an officer then looks with interest at something out of picture. Pan to it - it is a home-made Smyrna rug held by two ratings, & CU. Rug is in open box and has pattern of crossed anchors. CU. Princess Beatrice, pan with Princess as she turns and starts to move. GV. From quay, sailors lining rail of "Jacob Van Heemstark" cheering and waving their caps. CU. Princess Beatrix and Prince Bernhard on quayside, Prince Bernhard saluting, Princess Beatrix bows. They turn away. CU. Two girls (or maybe guys - not sure) in Dutch national costume. Angle shot, bow of destroyer (submarine chaser) "Limburg" on slipway, with gangway leading to launching ceremony platform. Princess Beatrix and VIP's walking along gangway. SV. Bow of "Limburg". CU. Princess Beatrix and VIP's on platform. She takes scissors from VIP, snips ribbon, stands back and looks up (natural sound: "I name you Limburg - natural sound from here to end of story). CU. Tops of heads of spectators as champagne showers them. They start brushing their coats with their hands. CU. Princess Beatrix roaring with laughter, Prince Bernard and VIP's join in. GV. "Limburg" sliding away, crowds waving. Princess Beatrix, Prince Bernhard and VIP's waving (sound of sirens).
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