Thursday, August 20, 2009

Legation denies Yugoslav marital strife

August 20, 1931

The Yugoslav Legation in Washington, D.C., has denied officially rumors of marital discord between King Alexander and Queen Marie. Dispatches from Zagreb had mentioned that King Alexander and Queen Marie "spent the tenth anniversary of his ascension to the throne apart."
An official at the Legation explained that the date of the King's ascension is the same date as the death of his father, and "that date never was celebrated."
King Alexander and Queen Marie have three sons: Crown Prince Peter, Prince Tomislav and Prince Andrej.

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