Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What a splendid match!

September 13, 1911

The latest buzz in British royal circles is that Prince Arthur of Connaught, only son of the Duke and Duchess of Connaught, is engaged to marry Princess Irina of Russia, the only daughter of Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich and Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia.

Grand Duchess Xenia is a sister of Emperor Nicholas II.   The Duke of Connaught was recently named as Governor General of Canada.  The official announcement of the engagement is expected to be made before the Duke and Duchess of Connaught sail for Canada, reports the New York Times.

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