Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Swiss fine princess for hoarding food

December 29, 1917

The New York Times reports about a recent legal case in Switzerland regarding the Princess of Wrede, whose husband is a chamberlain at the court of the King of Bavaria. The princess was "condemned" by a Vevey court for "buying up and storing large quantities of food stuffs at her villa at Territet," in violation of Swiss law. The Princess, who was sometimes accompanied by her husband, would drive around Montreux, purchasing food, which has since been confiscated by Swiss authorities.
The Princess, who celebrated her 50th birthday on Christmas eve, is married to Carl Philipp, the 4th Prince of Wrede. She is the former Princess Anna Lobkowicz.

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