Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A golden dress for Princess Marie

May 15, 1922

Princess Marie of Romania has received a "dress of pure gold," one of the "most conspicuous"  gifts given in honor of her wedding, according to the New York Times.

The Princess will marry King Alexander of Yugoslavia on June 1 in Belgrade.

The golden dress was presented to Mari by "the peasants of the country."

King Alexander has a received a "shirt of pure silver," from Serbians in Macedonia.  The shirt was "woken on  hand loom from a medieval design."

One of Alexander's gifts to his fiancee is a "magnificent crown of gold, embellished with diamonds, rubies and amethysts."  Each Yugoslav district contributed one "precious stone" for the crown.

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