• Short Summary

    QUEEN JULIANA OF THE NETHERLANDS SAID TONIGHT (MONDAY) SHE WAS HAPPY THAT HER ELDEST DAUGHTER, PRINCESS BEATRIX HAD DECIDED TO MARRY THE WEST GERMAN DIPLOMAT, CLAUS VON AMSBERG.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PALACE
    0.07

    2.
    GV CROWD
    0.14

    3.
    CU QUEEN SOF BEGINS:
    0.45

    4.
    SV COUPLE INTERVIEW SOF ENDS.
    1.58


    TRANSCRIPT: QUEEN JULIANA: WHEN MY DAUGHTER HAS FOUND THE MAN SHE LOVES, THEN I CAN ONLY SAY I AM VERY HAPPY.



    INTERVIEWER: AND WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT WHAT THE GOVERNMENT FEELS ABOUT THIS?



    QUEEN JULIANA: WELL, WE KNOW THE GOVERNMENT IS VERY CONSCIOUS ABOUT IT, WE KNOW THAT.



    INTERVIEWER: WOULD YOU HAVE BEEN HAPPIER YOURSELF IF YOUR DAUGHTER HAD DECIDED TO MARRY A PRINCE?



    QUEEN JULIANA: I CAN'T SAY THAT, I CAN ONLY SAY THAT I AM VERY HAPPY SHE HAS FOUND THE MAN TO MAKE HER HAPPY.



    INTERVIEWER: FIRST OF ALL, YOUR ROYAL HIGHNESS, COULD WE HAVE A LOOK AT YOUR RING? COULD YOU TURN IT TO, AH, THAT'S IT.. COULD YOU TELL US, IT LOOKS A SMASHING ONE...



    PRINCESS BEATRIX: IT'S BEAUTIFUL.



    INTERVIEWER: COULD YOU TELL US WHAT THE STONES ARE IN IT?



    PRINCESS BEATRIX: IT'S A DIAMOND, ALL DIAMONDS.



    INTERVIEWER: AND, AH, NOW COULD YOU TELL US WHERE YOU MET MR. VON AMSBERG?



    PRINCESS BEATRIX: THE FIRST TIME WE REALLY MET WAS AT MY COUSIN'S PLACE. MY COUSIN A COUNT HELD A PARTY FOR MY SISTER AND MYSELF. WE WERE STAYING WITH HIM, AND CLAUS ARRIVED TOO.



    INTERVIEWER: A STORY APPEARED IN ONE NEWSPAPER THAT YOU WENT TO THIS MEETING TO MEET A, SHALL WE SAY MR. A., BUT IN FACT YOU FELL IN LOVE WITH MR. B. IS THERE ANY TRUTH IN THIS?



    PRINCESS BEATRIX: WELL, I WAS IN LOVE WITH MR. B. ALREADY.



    INTERVIEWER: SO THERE IS NOTHING IN THAT STORY?



    PRINCESS BEATRIX: NO.



    INTERVIEWER: DID YOU ANTICIPATE THAT THERE WOULD BE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF HOSTILITY TO YOUR CHOICE WITHIN YOUR OWN COUNTRY?



    PRINCESS BEATRIX: YES, WE DID. WE CONSIDERED THIS POINT VERY CAREFULLY AND WE TOOK CLEAR LOOK AT OURSELVES.




    Initials PBS/EUROVISION TR/RM/PN PBS/EURO-TR/RM/EEH


    EDITORS: THIS FILM IS FOR SCHEDULED NEWS PROGRAMMES ONLY AND NOT MORE THAN TWO MINUTES MAY BE USED IN ANY ONE BULLETIN.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: QUEEN JULIANA OF THE NETHERLANDS SAID TONIGHT (MONDAY) SHE WAS HAPPY THAT HER ELDEST DAUGHTER, PRINCESS BEATRIX HAD DECIDED TO MARRY THE WEST GERMAN DIPLOMAT, CLAUS VON AMSBERG. QUEEN JULIANA FORMALLY ANNOUNCED THE ENGAGEMENT OF THE COUPLE TODAY (MONDAY), BRINGING TO AN END WEEKS OF RUMOUR AND CONTROVERSY.

    THE DECISION WAS NOT POPULAR WITH SOME SECTIONS OF THE DUTCH PEOPLE WHO WERE OPPOSED TO THE PRINCESS MARRYING A GERMAN. HOWEVER, QUEEN JULIANA AND PRINCE BERNHARD SAID THEY HAD FULLY APPROVED OF PRINCESS BEATRIX'S CHOICE.

    PRINCESS BEATRIX AND HER FIANCE SAID THEY HAD GIVEN SOME THOUGHT TO THE HOSTILITY THE ENGAGEMENT WOULD AROUSE, BUT BELIEVED THEY LIVED IN A WORLD WHERE THEIR LIVES WOULD HAVE TO BE BASED ON THE FUTURE.

    THE COUPLE MET AT A PARTY A YEAR AGO. THEY HAVE SAID THEY DO NOT INTEND MARRYING THIS YEAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC91602F6UHH642933AHOAOHYE
    Media URN:
    VLVAC91602F6UHH642933AHOAOHYE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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