Monday, April 23, 2012

George to marry late brother's fiancee

April 23, 1892

The New York Times report today that Prince George, only son of the Prince and Princess of Wales, is expected to become betrothed to Princess Mary Victoria, only daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Teck.  It is understood that that an engagement as been "definitely decided on," and an official announcement will be made shortly.

No surprise is "occasioned by the statement. It was reported shortly after the death of Prince George's older brother, the Duke of Clarence and Avondale, "to whom the Princess was engaged, that such a marriage would be arranged.'

Queen Victoria is very fond of Princess Mary, and is in favor of the betrothal.  It is due to her influence that Prince George and Princess Mary were brought together.

A marriage between Prince George and Princess Mary "would be greeted with much satisfaction by the people," as the young couple are "extremely popular."

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