Queen Wilhelmina of Holland abdicates in favour of her daughter Juliana.
Amsterdam, Holland (Netherlands).
Mass crowds assembled in Dam Square in front of Royal Palace, Amsterdam. Princess Juliana and Queen Wilhelmina of Holland with Prince Bernhard behind, walk out onto balcony of Royal Palace. Queen Wilhelmina speaks (natural sound). Long shot of massed crowds listening. Queen Wilhelmina announces her abdication and presents the new Queen - Queen Juliana. Close up shot of elderly woman in crowd almost crying. Queen Wilhelmina finishes speech, gives three cheers and kisses Princess Juliana. Close up shot of a woman in crowd waving. Another woman waving and crying. Princess Juliana holding Queen Wilhelmina's hand amid cheers from crowd. Vast crowd cheering. Princess Juliana speaks (natural sound). Close up shot of woman crying, she lifts hands to face. Front view, crowds listening. Princess Juliana speaking. Close up shot of old woman listening. Front view, crowd listening. Princess Juliana finishes speech and says 'Long Live the Fatherland.' Close up shot of a woman waving and crying. Another woman waving. Crowds waving and singing National Anthem. Princess Juliana and Queen Wilhelmina singing National Anthem. Queen Wilhelmina goes inside after singing Anthem. Princess Juliana's children Princess Margriet, Princess Beatrice and Princess Irene, come out onto balcony. Close up shot of women waving and crying. Crowds waving and cheering. Princess Juliana, Prince Bernhard and children waving to crowds. Crowds cheering and waving. Princess Juliana, Prince Bernhard and Princesses walking out of Palace to waiting carriage. General view of Amsterdam. Pan with Princess Juliana and family driving past cheering crowds in Royal carriage. Small child presents Princess Juliana with bouquet. Princess Juliana seated in carriage holding bouquet.