Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard of Holland today held a reception for foreign diplomats - ambassadors, envoys, charges d'affaire.
GV. Royal Palace.
LV. Crowds outside palace.
Side V. Crowds lined up.
SV. Two Guards at the salute. (Swords)
LV. The Internuncio of the Vatican, Mgr. P. Giobbe enters the Palace.
CU. Pan. from Bandsman to LV. car arriving.
LV. Guards at attention.
SV. Pan Juliana into palace.
SV.Pan. Indonesian Charge d'Affaires arriving.
Side V. Guards present.
LV. Pan. Indian Ambassador arriving.
LV. Sir Paul Mason, Gt. Britain arrives.
SV. Ambassador of Australia Mr. McSlure Smith arrives.
CU. Pan Mr. Stone - Canadian Ambassador arrives.
LV. Pan Mr. Kirsanov - Russian Ambassador arrives.
LV. Guards march away tilt up to Palace.
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Background: Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard of Holland today held a reception for foreign diplomats - ambassadors, envoys, charges d'affaire. It is an annual custom with the Dutch Royal Family.
It is traditional, too, that the reception be given in the Royal Palace in Amsterdam and not in the residence at Soestdijk, where the Royal Family normally live.
Most of the diplomats were accompanied by their wives and grown-up children. The Guard of Honour was formed by the Guards Regiment of Grenadiers in full ceremonial dress.