Thursday, June 11, 2009
Is the Prince of Wales about to become engaged?
June 11, 1929
The AP reports that "belief is growing in some quarters here that an announcement of the engagement of the prince of Wales to Princess Ingrid, 19-year-old daughter of the Crown Prince of Sweden, may be made within the next two weeks."
There are two possible events where the engagement will be announced: the prince of Wales' 35th birthday on June 23 or the elaborate ball that has been arranged by the Swedish Embassy for Princess Ingrid, which will be held on June 14.
Princess Ingrid and the Prince of Wales are second cousins. Ingrid's mother was Princess Margaret of Connaught.
This is not the first time that there have been rumors of a marriage between the heir to the British throne and the Swedish princess, but "never before has there been the combination of circumstances and events giving background and lending weight to the reports."