• Short Summary

    THE ENGAGEMENT THAT NEVER WAS, THIS IS THE OUTCOME AFTER A WEEK OF RUMOUR AND SPECULATION IN HOLLAND -- AND A WEEK OF CRISIS IN THE ROYAL HOUSEHOLD.

  • Description

    1.
    GV CROWDS...PAN TO ROYAL PALACE
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    2.
    CU CAMERAMAN WITH LONG FOCUS CAMERA AIMED AT PALACE
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    3.
    GV PARLIAMENT BUILDING, THE HAGUE
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    4.
    SV MINISTER ENTERS
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    5.
    GV CROWDS OUTSIDE NEWSPAPER OFFICES
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    6.
    SV CROWDS READ LATEST NEWS (3 SHOTS)
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    7.
    CU NEWSPAPER HEADLINE
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    8.
    SV CROWDS READ LATEST NEWS
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    9.
    GV NIGHT: CROWDS OUTSIDE PALACE (2 SHOTS)
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    10.
    GV PREMIER'S CAR LEAVES PALACE
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    Background: THE ENGAGEMENT THAT NEVER WAS, THIS IS THE OUTCOME AFTER A WEEK OF RUMOUR AND SPECULATION IN HOLLAND -- AND A WEEK OF CRISIS IN THE ROYAL HOUSEHOLD. CENTRE OF THE CONTROVERSY WAS 24-YEAR-OLD PRINCESS IRENE, RECENTLY CONVERTED TO ROMAN CATHOLICISM.

    WOULD SHE BE GETTING ENGAGED? WAS THE QUESTION ALL DUTCHMEN WERE ASKING THEMSELVES. THE ANSWER CAME TONIGHT (TUESDAY). IN A BROADCAST TO THE NATION, QUEEN JULIANA ANNOUNCED THAT PRINCESS IRENE WOLD NOT BE GETTING ENGAGED AFTER ALL.

    PRINCESS IRENE, WHO IS AT PRESENT "RESTING" IN SPAIN, HAD BEEN RUMOURED TO BE HOPING TO MARRY A YOUNG SPANISH NOBLEMAN. AND BY THE RULES OF HER NEW FAITH, THE PRINCESS, WHO IS SECOND IN LINE TO THE DUTCH THRONE, WOULD HAVE TO BRING UP HER CHILDREN AS CATHOLICS.

    THE POSSIBILITY OF A CATHOLIC MONARCHY IN HOLLAND, WHICH HAS BEEN RULED BY PROTESTANTS SINCE 1560, CAUSED A WAVE OF ALARM IN COURT CIRCLES AND AMONG ROYALISTS.

    ALL TODAY (TUESDAY) CROWDS MAINTAINED A VIGIL OUTSIDE THE ROYAL PALACE AT SOESTDIJK, NEAR UTRECHT, AFTER QUEEN JULIANA HAD BROKEN OFF HER INNSBRUCK VISIT TO FLY HOME, AND AFTER REPORTS THAT PRINCESS IRENE WOULD ALSO BE COMING HOME.

    IN THE HAGUE, THE CABINET MET TO DISCUSS THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS, WHILE OUTSIDE NEWSPAPER OFFICES, CROWDS GATHERED TO READ THE LATEST NEWS.

    TONIGHT, THE PRIME MINISTER, MR VICTOR MARIJNEN, ROUNDED OFF THE HECTIC DAY WITH A VISIT TO THE ROYAL PALACE TO GET THE NEW, OFFICIALLY, OF THE ENGAGEMENT THAT NEVER WAS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAU8FM1UGPW9237374IIECLXLE
    Media URN:
    VLVAAU8FM1UGPW9237374IIECLXLE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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