Thursday, April 29, 2010

An American honeymoon for Louis Ferdinand and Kira

April 29, 1938

Grand Duchess Kira of Russia is leaving Paris today to travel to Doorn in the Netherlands for her marriage on Wednesday to Kaiser Wilhelm II's grandson, Prince Louis Ferdinand. She told a French newspaper that she and the Prince expect to spend their honeymoon in the United States. She said that both she and her fiance "had fond memories of the United States. Prince Louis Ferdinand worked for a time at the Ford Motor plant in Detroit, Michigan.

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