Friday, March 19, 2010

Carl Eduard guest of honor at NY dinner

@Marlene A Eilers Koenig collection

March 19, 1940

Duke Carl Eduard of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was the guest of honor at a reception and dinner at the Ritz-Carlton in New York City tonight. The event was hosted by Dr. Hans Borchers, the German Consul, and Mrs. Borchers. Duke Carl Eduard, a grandson of Queen Victoria, is the president of the German Red Cross and the vice chairman of the League of Red Cross Societies.

According to the New York Times, the guests included the foreign consular corps in New York and the New York chapter of the American Red Cross. The Duke has been in Washington, D.C., where he conferred with the Norman H. Davis, the head of the International Red Cross.

Tomorrow, a luncheon will be given for the Duke at the Crystal Garden at the Ritz-Carlton, and tomorrow night, he will be the guest of honor at a dinner of the German-American Chamber of Commerce at the Waldorf-Astoria.

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