Friday, April 13, 2012

Prince Eugen to marry Baltimore girl

April 13, 1902


Looks like Prince Eugen is to marry an American girl!  According to the Los Angeles Times,  Prince Eugen, fourth son of King Oscar of Sweden and Norway, is engaged to marry Baltimore native Helen Gorman Wild. 

Miss Wild, related to the "famous Carroll family of Baltimore, is a devout Roman Catholic.  Her future husband is a Lutheran.  She is an "heiress in her own right," and is well known in "society in Baltimore and New York."

Although King Oscar originally was opposed to the marriage, "principally on the ground of the young woman's religion.  He now approves of the marriage as Prince Eugen will "resign all right to the throne."

Queen Sofia is planning to divide her personal fortune of $25,000,000 between two of her sons,  Oscar, Prince Bernadotte, and Prince Eugen.

Miss Wild is the second "beautiful Baltimore girl" to marry a royal prince.  The first was Elizabeth Patterson, who married Jerome Bonaparte, brother to Napoleon.

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