Funeral of Princess Wilhelmina of Holland
Location: The Hague and Delft, Holland / Netherlands
Story about the funeral of Princess Wilhelmina of Holland
MS of sailors being inspected. CU of Royal flag. MS of procession of horses draped in white. CU of armed guard. VS Princess Wilhelmina's coffin is carried from the Royal Palace in The Hague by eight Royal foresters and placed upon the horse drawn carriage. The carriage is draped in white, a request of the late princess. Queen Juliana, dressed in white, leaves the Royal Palace with Prince Bernhardt. They are followed by the Princesses Beatrix, Irene, Margriet and Marijke, they climb into the carriage and move off.
GV. Guns being fired in Royal salute. VS. The cortege makes its way through the streets and roads on its way to Delft. High angle view of Delft, pans to show cortege entering square in front of 'new' church where William of Orange was buried in 1584. VS. The cortege circles the square.
MS. Belgian flag at half mast. VS. Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhardt enter the church with the four Princesses. VS. The coffin is carried into the church. VS. Mourners arriving including King Olav of Norway, King Frederick of Denmark, Queen Fabiola and King Baudouin of Belgium.
LV. Exterior 'new' church in Delft. Various shots, interior of the church as the coffin is placed on a Catafalque in front of the pulpit. The Royal family take their seats next to the coffin. VS. Mourners in the church in prayer as the court preacher Vicar Berkel performs the religious service. Various shots, coffin being carried off to the tomb house followed by the royal family. MLS. Royal family leaving tomb house. (FG.)
Note: The funeral took place on 8 December 1962