Tuesday, January 26, 2010

It's official: Ileana to marry Alexander of Hochberg

January 27, 1930

The official announcement of the engagement between Princess Ileana of Roumania and Count Alexander of Hochberg, the second son of the Prince of Pless, is expected to be made on Saturday, according to the Associated Press.
Ileana, 21, is the youngest daughter of the late King Ferdinand and the Dowager Queen Marie.
The announcement is being delayed because of a concern that Ileana could lose her royal title when she married the count, and means are being sought "by which the Princess might retain her royal title." Count Alexander is not of royal rank.
The Princess has been "reported engaged many times," with the Prince of Wales and the Crown Prince of Italy as probable husbands.
Count Alexander is 25 years old. His mother is the British-born Daisy Cornwallis-West. She and Queen Marie are good friends.

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