Monday, August 17, 2009

An English bride for Manoel

August 17, 1909

Is King Manoel of Portugal about to become engaged to a British Princess? This is what the British papers are reporting, according to the New York Times. Although no official announcement has been made, it is believed that the princess is Edward VII's granddaughter, Princess Alexandra, 18, who is the elder of two daughters of Princess Louise, Duchess of Fife and the Duke of Fife. Princess Alexandra is the heir to her father's dukedom. The King will be visiting London in the fall, and, according to the reports, the engagement to Princess Alexandra is expected to be announced at that time.

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