Monday, December 12, 2011

Royal news of the day

December 12, 1891

The Chicago Daily Tribune is reporting the following news stories today:

Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia, second son of Tsar Alexander III, who was "reported to be in a hopeless condition," is now said to be "convalescent."

Princess Victoria Mary of Teck, the fiancee of Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence, is the "acknowledged royal beauty of England," and if "her intended spouse should live," she will "make the fairest Queen Europe has ever seen, with the sole exception, probably of the unrivaled Eugenie de Montijo."

Although Queen Victoria has declared that the Duchess of Fife's "infant should only rank of noble birth," it is "nevertheless the English law" that in the event that Prince of Wales' two sons die without issue, the children of the Duke and Duchess of Fife shall succeed to the throne.

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