Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Luxembourg engagement

April 14, 1893

The Courts of Europe were taken by surprise when Prince Wilhelm of Luxembourg announced his engagement to Infanta Maria Anna of Portugal. Prince Wilhelm, who is 42-years-old, has been linked to several European princess. He is considered to be one of "richest matches" in Europe. Maria Anna is the 5th daughter of the late Dom Miguel, the former king of Portugal, who abdicated in 1834, and died in 1866. Maria Anna was born in 1861, and has five sisters, all of whom are already married. She is also very wealthy.

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