January 13, 1938
It was announced today -- at Kaiser Wilhelm II's request -- that the marriage of his grandson, Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia to Grand Duchess Kira of Russia will take place at Doorn. The marriage is expected to take place in April, according to a report in the New York Times.
Prince Louis Ferdinand is the second son of Crown Prince Wilhelm, and is the future head of the house as his older brother, Wilhelm, renounced his rights when he married a commoner, Dorothea von Salviati, in 1933.
Grand Duchess Kira is the younger daughter of Grand Duke Kirill of Russia, pretender to the Russian throne, and his wife, Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria.