Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Princess Louisa of Saxony publishes a book

August 26, 1911. Archduchess Louisa of Austria, the former crown princess of Saxony, has written her memoirs. "My Own Story," will be published in September by G.P.Putnam. The former wife of the Crown Prince of Saxony said she wrote her memoirs so that her "children may read and know the true story of their mother's life." and why she fled the palace with their French tutor. She does not, however, "quite explain the episode of M. Giron," but she does "exonerate him from any fault." The Archduchess, the daughter of Grand Duke Ferdinand IV of Tuscany, said of Giron that he promised to stand by her if she ever asked for his protection.
Louisa was married at 21 to Crown Prince Friedrich August of Saxony in 1891. They had five children, three boys and two girls. Louisa was, according to the Chicago Daily Tribune, "young, full of animal spirits,unconventional and affectionate."
She found court life to be "irksome," and she "chafed under it.

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