King Baudouin of Belgium marries Dona Fabiola de Mora Y Aragon in Belgium.
Title reads 'Het Huvwelijk'.
LS. Belgian royal palace. Interior shots, the crowded Throne Room as King Baudouin of Belgium and Dona Fabiola de Mora Y Aragon, his bride, enter and sit down at marble table for the civil wedding ceremony. MS. Prince Albert, Baudouin's brother and former King Leopold. MS. Guests at the ceremony which is conducted by the Chief Burgomaster of Brussels, Mr Julien Cooremans. LS. Princess Margaret seated. Various shots of the marriage ceremony taking place. MS. Queen Juliana of Holland talking to another woman. Various shots of Dona Fabiola, the bride, with King Baudouin, the groom, signing the register and then leaving the Throne Room. MS. King Olav of Norway leads Queen Juliana out, followed by Princess Margaret. Prince Bernhard and Princess Beatrix of Holland can also be seen. Various shots of Brussels, showing the transparent topped car with Queen Fabiola and King Baudouin waving to the crowds. They are escorted by a detachment of cavalry. LS. As the motorcade arrives at the church of St. Gudule. LS. Arrival of Princess Margaret's husband Mr Anthony Armstrong Jones (Lord Snowdon) who accompanies Princess Elisabeth of Hesse. CU. Another guest arriving. MS. Queen Juliana arriving. MS. Unknown guests arriving. LS. Arrival of Princess Margaret with Prince Bertil of Sweden. MS. Back view, arrival of Princess Beatrix and escort. MS. Back view, arrival of Prince Bernhard and guest. Various shots of the arrival at the church of King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola. They alight, turn and wave to the crowd, then mount steps and enter church. LS. Arrival of Prince Albert and guest enter church. Interior, high angle panning shot as the bridal procession moves up the aisle. CU. Statue on the church. Various shots as Queen Fabiola and King Baudouin arrive at their places in the church. Former King Leopold is seen. CU. Queen Juliana. CU. Princess Margaret. Close up shots of the unknown guests and Princess de Rethy, wife of former King Leopold. Various shots of the wedding ceremony taking place conducted by Cardinal Von Roey. The couple exchange rings. Former King Leopold is seen. High angle long shot of congregation. MS. Former King Leopold of Belgium. MS. Couple exchange rings. CU. Statue in the church. MS. Couple are blessed. LS. The couple kneeling, make the sign of the cross. Various shots of procession through church after marriage ceremony. Elevated shot, former King Leopold with woman. Various shots of the other guests including Princess de Rethy. Angle shot, the church of St. Michael and St. Gudule. Good shots of the royal couple as they come out of the church and wave to the crowds. Various shots as the car carrying the royal couple passes the camera. LS. Procession coming down road, church in background. Various shots of the couple in car making their way back to the Palace, and as the car enters palace gates. Long shots of the couple on balcony waving to crowd, looking very happy.
Date found in the old record - 19/12/1960.