Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Prince of Naples not engaged ... yet

August 26, 1888

Don't believe those rumors about a marriage between the Prince of Naples and Princess Clementine of Belgium. According to a report in the New York Times, based on European sources, such a marriage would not be popular in Italy or in Belgium. Perhaps in a few years, such a marriage might be considered. But due to the Prince's age -- he will be 19 in November -- no marriage is now expected to take place. He looks younger -- about 16 -- and is described as being "very delicate." King Umberto and Queen Margherita are said to want their son, Vittorio Emanuele, to Princess Margarethe of Germany, who is Kaiser Wilhelm II's youngest sister.

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