Friday, April 13, 2012

A royal Marriage: Britain-Luxembourg

April 13, 1892

There appears to be a "prospect of a marriage" between Princess Victoria, second daughter of the Prince and Princess of Wales, and Hereditary Grand Duke Wilhelm, only son of Grand Duke Adolphe of Luxembourg, reports the New York Times.  The report is based on an article in the London paper, The Truth.

Princess Victoria was born July 6, 1868.  Hereditary Grand Duke Wilhelm was born on April 22, 1852.   He serves as a Major General in the Austrian army and is heir to "enormous estates in Germany and Austria.  He is already in possession of a large fortune. 

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