Friday, February 24, 2012

Countess Estelle could have been a queen

On January 4, 1929, the Associated Press reported on "a new monarchy which is being talked of through the union of three Baltic states."  The discussion was "suggested by dispatches to Swedish newspapers from Riga."

The dispatches stated that there had been "an intense propaganda in favor" of establishing a monarchy in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania united under one king."

Such a move was considered by monarchists "as the most suitable solution for the problems of those countries with regard to their future status."

In Estonia, there is a move "reported in favor" of electing Count Folke Bernadotte of Sweden as the King of the "Baltic States."  Count Folke was recently married to Miss Estelle Manville of Pleasantville, New York.  

If Count Folk had been selected as king for the new monarchy,  his wife would become Queen Estelle.

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