• Short Summary

    King Hassan II of Morocco received hundreds of well-wishers representing Government, the military and workers' organisations at the Royal Palace on Monday (3 March) to celebrate the 14th anniversary of his accession to the throne.)
    Dressed in the traditional white Moroccan djellaba, the well-wishers gathers in the Palace courtyard to honour the king who was accompanied by Crown Prince Sidi Mohammed and the younger Prince Moulay Rachid.

  • Description

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    GV PAN Well-wisher milling in palace courtyard wearing traditional dress
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    LV & SV King Hassan with Crown Prince (right) and younger Prince on balcony (2 shots)
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    SV News cameramen
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    LV & SV Hassan and Princes down steps to throne (2 shots)
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    GV Well-wishers queueing to kiss hand of Hassan
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    SV Crowd Kissing hand of Hassan 95 shots)
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: King Hassan II of Morocco received hundreds of well-wishers representing Government, the military and workers' organisations at the Royal Palace on Monday (3 March) to celebrate the 14th anniversary of his accession to the throne.)
    Dressed in the traditional white Moroccan djellaba, the well-wishers gathers in the Palace courtyard to honour the king who was accompanied by Crown Prince Sidi Mohammed and the younger Prince Moulay Rachid.

    King Hassan II also wore a djellaba as he received the crowd who later waited in line to kiss his hand.

    King Hassan, who is 45, has emerged as one of the stronger personalities of North Africa. He was largely responsible for averting an open split between the Palestinian revolutionaries and King Hussein of Jordan at the recent Arab summit in Rabat.

    In an anniversary radio broadcast, the King announced he had postponed elections for a new Parliament while the country is preoccupied with ending Spanish rule in the Western Sahara and the Ceuta and Melilla enclaves on the Mediterranean.

    He gave no new date for the elections for Morocco's third Parliament under a constitution adopted by referendum three years ago. The elections were due before next October.

    King Hassan said that after Morocco submitted the enclave issued to the United Nations Decolonisation Committee last month, Spain had reacted by sending warships to the area.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6IIG7CP8FALBQMJGSAS7Y35H0
    Media URN:
    VLVA6IIG7CP8FALBQMJGSAS7Y35H0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/03/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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