Monday, February 27, 2012

Prince Lennart has the flu

February 27, 1932

Prince Lennart of Sweden, a grandson of King Gustav V, is confined to his room in a London hotel with a bout of influenza, reports the New York Times.
Prince Lennart is in London to marry a Swedish commoner Miss Karin Nissvandt, the daughter of a Stockholm businessman.

The 22-year-old Prince is the son of Prince Wilhelm of Sweden and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, whose "marriage was dissolved by divorce in 1914."

The prince and Miss Nissvandt are childhood sweethearts. Once the marriage takes place, the prince will lose "his royal prerogatives and his rights to the throne."  King Gustav has not given his consent to the marriage unless "his grandson agrees to a long delay."

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