Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Draga accused of deception

May 18, 1901

"Private telegrams" from Belgrade stated that the Serbian Ministers are resolved to offer their resignations and to advise King Alexander "to obtain a divorce from Queen Draga on account of the scandal in connection with her baby."  The Ministers also will "recommend that the Queen be placed in confinement in a Russian convent," reports the Chicago Daily Tribune.

The New York Times is reporting a "story current" in Vienna that Queen Draga "took poison when the King discovered the situation caused by the conflicting statements regarding her health."  The reports say that the Queen is "dangerously ill from the effects of the poison."

[Editor's note: in hindsight,  Alexander should have listed to his father, and married Princess Alexandra of Schaumburg-Lippe, if that report is to be believed.]

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