Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Servants testify in ex-archduke's divorce

June 24. 1907

The New York Times reports today about the divorce case of Herr Woelfing, the former Archduke Leopold of Austria, who is in the process of divorcing his wife. The hearing resumed today, but Woelfing is not seeking a divorce in order to regain his archducal titles. He has stated that "he would remain a simple citizen."
The evidence of Woelfing's servants who testified today "showed the miserable existence of the plaintiff as a result of his wife's fads."

1 comment:

Royal Family Genealogy said...

Some of his wife's fads were quite modern in concept in that she became a vegetarian and went without clothes to take a sunbath.

I wonder if these would be a cause for divorce these days?

Allan Raymond