Friday, September 2, 2011

Czarevitch to marry Marie of Greece

September 2, 1891

A telegraph dispatch to the Los Angeles Times states that a "matrimonial alliance" between the Czarevitch to Russia and Princess Marie of Greece, his cousin, "will be formally announced in the near future.

Princess Marie of Greece is the younger daughter of King George and Queen Olga of Greece.  Queen Olga is the former Grand Duchess Olga Constantinova of Russia.   Marie is fifteen years old.   Her older sister, Alexandra, is married to Grand Duke Paul of Russia.  They have a young daughter, Grand Duchess Marie, and Grand Duchess's second child is due later this year.

Marie's memoirs are difficult find as only 1000 copies were published.

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