Monday, May 10, 2010

Princess Louise locked up

May 10, 1898

The Viennese correspondent of the London Daily Chronicle has sent a dispatch regarding Princess Louise of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. He notes that the Princess was taken tonight to a private asylum. She has "clandestinely passed the last few weeks" with her lover, Lieut. von Mattachich, at his castle near Agram, Croatia. "In the meantime her debts few to millions of florins and bills bearing the alleged forged signature" of her sister, Archduchess Stephanie of Austria, "came into circulation.
Louise's husband, Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha had the Lieutenant arrested as it is believed that Louise's lover is responsible for the forged signature. The Princess has been placed under the care of guardians, and her father, King Leopold II of the Belgians "is prepared to pay her debts and arrange the matter of the forged bill.s


Joe said...

Where was this originally written?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

The first line of the article states the source ... London daily Chronicle

Joe said...

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Diane Brown said...

Imagine if we could so easily lock someone up in an asylum these days. I have a list 😉