Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Who will be Alfonso's bride?

December 8, 1905

ABC, a Madrid-based newspaper recently asked its readers to vote on their choice for King Alfonso XIII's bride.  The voting closed on December 1.

As of November 19, the eligible royal princesses in order of votes were:
Princess Olga of Cumberland, 22; Princess Victoria Luise, 18;  Princess Gertude of Bavaria, 21; Princess Patricia of Connaught, 19;  Princess Marie Antoinette of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, 21; Princess Victoria Eugénie of Battenberg, 18, and Princess Louise of Orléans, 23.

The final winner has not been announced, reports the New York Times.  It is also not known if the young Spanish king will "follow the popular voice in choosing his consort."

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