Holland celebrates the birth of Princess Maria Christina. The Netherlands.
Unissued / Unused material.
Holland celebrates the birth of Maria Christina, a daughter to Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard. The Netherlands.
L/S the royal palace, Amsterdam. M/S's shopkeeper putting pictures of the Royal Family in their windows. M/S passers-by pausing to look at them. M/S of palace through archway. L/S Princess Juliana's palace in Soestdyck. M/S and C/U as a passer-by stops to ask a soldier on guard at the gates for the latest news. M/S palace. L/S two soldiers patrolling in snow covered field. M/S military equipment. C/U Baron Baud, Private Secretary to Queen Wilhelmina, speaking into a telephone at his desk. M/S as he shakes hands with army officer. C/U the empty Royal cradle.
Various shots and takes as journalist jumps to answer the phone and they get to work. M/S woman at teleprinter. C/U as one of them beats a gong to inform colleagues who are dozing. They wake and run out of the door. Various shots as Princess Juliana's doctor, de Groot, leaves his house and drives away. C/U's huge shields, surmounted by crowns, being hung outside door. They bear the names of the Royal Princesses. C/U's as a chef puts a cake shaped like a cradle on the table. Various shots journalists typing on portable typewriters. C/U's the Dutch flag flying from balconies.
Cataloguer's note: date of item: 26/2/1947.