Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ileana and Nicholas visit West Point

October 23, 1926

Princess Ileana and Prince Nicholas of Romania paid an informal visit to West Point today. They traveled by yacht up the Hudson River, but due to an adverse tide, the royal siblings did not arrive until 9:30 p.m. The prince and princess and other members of their party were taken to a dinner-dance at the Thayer hotel. Most of the guests at delayed their own dinners to await the arrival of Queen Marie's children.
The menu included one of Queen Marie's favorite dishes, Chicken a la Maryland.
This was an entirely formal visit. Nicholas and Ileana will return to New York City tomorrow.

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