News of the birth of Princess Maria Christina causes great celebration in Holland.
Unissued / Unused material.
The Dutch people celebrate the birth of Princess Maria Christina, a daughter for Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard. Holland (The Netherlands).
C/U Princess Juliana's doctor de Groot leaving his house and getting in his car to drive to the palace. M/S Queen Wilhelmina's Private Secretary, Baron Baud, sat at desk, an army officer bends down to talk to him. Various shots journalists and photographers dozing in press room. M/S people sat around smoking.
A man jumps to answer the telephone, then everyone springs into action. C/U's of woman at teleprinter. M/S man ringing gong. M/S as journalists and photographers spring into life and scramble to get out of the door. Various shots of journalists typing up their reports. Brief M/S guns fired in salute.
Various shots of snow covered scenery and tracks from speeding train. Various shots of Dutch flags flying from nearly every building. C/U sign 'Goodwill Committee'. M/S as man hands out papers, L/S crows milling about, police keep them back. Various shots of square and streets bedecked with regalia. Various shots of children arriving on train. M/S men on motorcycles waving. General shots of celebration.
M/S train pulling in to station. M/S girl guide selling food M/S buglers on horseback riding past palace at Soestdyk. L/S people outside palace. M/S as they sign books of congratulation. M/S people in clogs and traditional Dutch outfits walking past camera. M/S relay race. Various shots army outside palace. M/S as two soldiers bring big basket of flowers to the door. M/S cadets standing to attention.
Cataloguer's note: date of item: 26/2/1947.