Friday, January 22, 2010

Marie Adelheid of Luxemhourg to be married

January 22, 1916

The Swiss newspaper, Neue Züricher Zeitung's Luxembourg correspondent has announced that the marriage of the Grand Duchess Marie Adelheid of Luxembourg "will probably take place soon," according to a report in the New York Times.
Marie Adelheid's court officials favor an Austrian archduke. For "political reasons", the Grand Duchess cannot marry a German or a Bourbon prince, and the "Princes of the smaller neutral States are too young or are Protestants."
Among the eligible candidates are Archduke Maximilian, younger brother of the heir presumptive, Archduke Karl, Archduke Rainer Karl, son of Archduke Leopold Salvator, and Archdukes Leon and Wilhelm, sons of Archduke Karl Stephen.
Marie Adelheid was eighteen years old when she succeeded her father in 1912.

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