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    MORE THAN 2,500 GUESTS WERE INVITED TO A ROYAL BANQUET GIVEN BY THEIR MAJESTIES THE YANG DE-PERTUAN AGONG AND RAJA PERMAISURI AGONG AT THEIR PALACE IN KUALA LUMPUR ON TUESDAY (4 MARCH).

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    ILLUMINATED PALACE, GUESTS INCLUDING SENIOR MINISTERS AND AMBASSADORS, ARRIVAL OF KING AND QUEEN, THE "SANTAP SEMANGAT" CEREMONY WITH BRIDE AND PRINCE ON THRONE, ROYAL BLESSINGS.




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    Background: MORE THAN 2,500 GUESTS WERE INVITED TO A ROYAL BANQUET GIVEN BY THEIR MAJESTIES THE YANG DE-PERTUAN AGONG AND RAJA PERMAISURI AGONG AT THEIR PALACE IN KUALA LUMPUR ON TUESDAY (4 MARCH). THE BANQUET PRECEDED THE MOST COLOURFUL AND GRANDEST PART OF A SERIES OF CEREMONIES FOR THE WEDDING OF THE KING'S DAUGHTER.

    GUESTS AT THE BANQUET INCLUDED MANY MINISTERS, SULTANS AND OTHER LOCAL DIGNITARIES AS WELL AS PROMINENT MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS WITH THEIR WIVES. THOSE WHO WERE NOT INVITED TO THE CEREMONIAL HALL, AFTER THE BANQUET, WERE ABLE TO WATCH THE BERSANDING CEREMONY ON CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION.

    THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT THE ROYAL COUPLE ARE SEEN TOGETHER AS THEY SIT IN STATE ON A SPECIALLY CONSTRUCTED DAIS, SIDE BY SIDE AS MAN AND WIFE. THE KING, THEN THE QUEEN FOLLOWED BY OTHER SPECIAL GUESTS PERFORM THE CEREMONIAL SPRINKLING OF "AYER MAWAR" AND YELLOW RICE MIXED WITH GOLD AND SILVER DUST ON EACH OF THE ROYAL COUPLE. THE PRIME MINISTER AND THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER WITH THEIR WIVES WERE AMONG THE 18 PEOPLE WHO PERFORMED THIS CEREMONY.

    AFTER LEAVING THE CEREMONIAL HALL, THE ROYAL COUPLE ARE SEEN BY THE GUESTS IN FRONT OF THE PALACE BEFORE THEY BINE TOGETHER, THEN THEY PAY THEIR RESPECTS TO THEIR MAJESTIES AND OTHER ROYAL GUESTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5JNHOVO2ZNX7AG3EUSQVPH6U7
    Media URN:
    VLVA5JNHOVO2ZNX7AG3EUSQVPH6U7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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