Thursday, January 19, 2012

Is Viktoria Luise about to become engaged

January 19, 1912

Is the Kaiser's only daughter, Princess Viktoria Luise about to become engaged to Hereditary Duke Adolf Friedrich, eldest son of the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.  

According to the New York Times,  "extensive repairs" are being made to the Grand Duke's residence at Neustrelitz, which may indicate that the palace is being made ready for Adolf Friedrich and Viktoria Luise, to be used as their marital home.    A dispatch from Neustrelitz gives credence to the statement published earlier this week that the engagement will be announced on January 27, which is Kaiser Wilhelm II's birthday.

However, court officials "still refuse to answer questions" concerning the possibility of an engagement between the Hereditary Grand Duke and Princess Viktoria Luise.

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