• Short Summary

    BELGIUM IS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) MOURNING THE DEATH OF DOWAGER QUEEN ELISABETH. THE QUEEN, GRANDMOTHER OF?

  • Description

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    GV EMBASSY FLAGS AT HALF-MAST. (2 SHOTS).
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    SV PEDESTRIANS LOOK IN SHOP WINDOWS IN BRUSSELS.
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    CU VEILED PORTRAIT OF QUEEN ELISABETH IN WINDOW.
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    CU INSCRIPTION "EN HOMMAGE..."
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    LV ANOTHER TRIBUTE IN WINDOW.
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    GV ROYAL PALACE, BRUSSELS.
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    SV PEOPLE PASS GUARD ON WAY TO SIGN BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE.
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    SCU INT DITTO.
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    CU WOMAN SIGNS.
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    10.
    SCU MORE VISITORS.
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    CU MAN SIGNS.
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    LV PAN SMALL GROUP OUTSIDE CHATEAU.
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    SV GUARD ON GATE.
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    SV PAN KING AND QUEEN LEAVE BY CAR.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BELGIUM IS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) MOURNING THE DEATH OF DOWAGER QUEEN ELISABETH. THE QUEEN, GRANDMOTHER OF KING BAUDOUIN, DIED DURING THE NIGHT OF A HEART ATTACK. SHE WAS 89.

    THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE QUEEN'S DEATH WAS SHORT. (ENGLISH TRANSLATION: THE KING AND THE ROYAL FAMILY REGRET TO INFORM THE COUNTRY OF THE DEATH OF HER MAJESTY, QUEEN ELISABETH. THE QUEEN DIED ON NOVEMBER 23 AT 21.35 AT THE CHATEAU OF STUYVENBERG.) THE QUEEN BECAME ILL AFTER A HEART ATTACK EARLIER THIS MONTH. SHE MADE A SLIGHT RECOVERY BUT DIED OF A SECOND ATTACK.

    FLAGS IN BRUSSELS AND OTHER BELGIAN CITIES WERE FLYING AT HALF-MAST WHEN PEOPLE WENT TO WORK THIS MORNING. SOME SHOP WINDOWS DISPLAYED VEILED PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE QUEEN - NATIONAL FLAGS OF MANY COUNTRIES WERE LOWERED OUTSIDE EMBASSIES IN THE CAPITAL. KING BAUDOUIN AND QUEEN FABIOLA, WHO CUT SHORT A VISIT TO LATIN AMERICA, WERE AT THE QUEEN'S BEDSIDE WHEN SHE DIED. THE ROYAL COUPLE AGAIN VISITED THE CHATEAU IN THE MORNING.

    QUEEN ELISABETH WON THE AFFECTION OF THE BELGIAN PEOPLE WITH HER UNSELFISH PATRIOTISM DURING TWO WORLD WARS. SHE GAINED FAME AS A PHILANTHROPIST AND PATRON OF THE ARTS. SHE TRAVELLED WIDELY -- VISITING THE UNITED STATES, BRAZIL, INDIA THE U.S.S.R., THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC AND THE CONGO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA30W026IG2KKVA3RNXZXTEVJXH
    Media URN:
    VLVA30W026IG2KKVA3RNXZXTEVJXH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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