March 10, 1929
Traveling incognito as Count Rilsky, Bulgaria's "lonely and unmarried king, the handsome Boris" left Sofia by train today for a trip to Western Europe. It is believed he will be stopping in Rome to discuss plans for a marriage with Princess Giovanna of Italy.
The king's unmarried sister, Eudoxia, is accompanying him.
The king is also attended by his "military and civilian household."
The official reason for the king's visit is to see an ear specialist.
However, Boris may have competition for the princess' hand as Albania's King Zogu and Archduke Albrecht of Austria are also apparently interesting in wooing Giovanna.