April 8, 1905.
The Chicago Daily Tribune is reporting in today's editions that the engagement between King Alfonso XIII of Spain, and Princess Patricia of Connaught, is to be "accepted as fact," although no official announcement has been made. The Princess is the youngest of three children of the Duke and Duchess of Connaught.
The couple have agreed that their sons will be Roman Catholic, but any daughters will be raised in their mother's faith, which is Church of England. Princess Patricia is "tall and slight, with a fresh English complexion, and light brown hair." Both she and her sister, Princess Margaret, who is the fiancee of Princes Gustav Adolf of Sweden, are "good riders and fond of outdoor sports."