Friday, March 19, 2010
Prince Eugen to wed Olga of Württemberg
March 19, 1898
The Chicago Daily Tribune has received word from Rome that Prince Eugen, the youngest son of King Oscar II of Sweden, is engaged Duchess Olga of Württemberg. Eugen, known as the "Red Prince," for his "predilection for red in colors." He is an "artist of no means ability," and is very "democratic in his ways." Eugene mixes "in a familiar manner with brotherly artists, and takes part in their bohemian life."
He has a "large fortune of his own," and Duchess Olga is "one of the wealthiest princesses in Europe," and her mother is the former Grand Duchess Vera Constantinova of Russia. Olga and her mother are in Rome, as is Prince Eugen, and King Oscar "is shortly expected."