Thursday, July 12, 2012

A popular Crown Princess Marie

July 12, 1902

Crown Princess Marie of Romania who came to London to attend the Coronation and remained after the Coronation was postponed due to the King's health, has "attracted more attention" than any other guest.

The New York Times reports that the Crown Princess, a niece of King Edward VII, is one of the "few pretty women of the Hanover-Coburg house."

She "rides gracefully and is an attractive figure in Rotten Tow mornings."  Reproductions of her portrait by Tini Rupprecht, one of the more popular fashionable painters, are much in demand.

Crown Princess Marie,25, is the wife of Crown Prince Ferdinand, heir to the Romanian throne. She is the eldest daughter of the late Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia. 

Marie was only 17 years old when she married Crown Prince Ferdinand in January 1893.  They have three children, Carol, Elisabetha and Marie.


Rex said...

Marlene, Marie would have to have been called beautiful, not pretty! She must have inherited a lot of her looks from her mother, who was a very attractive young Grand Duchess before her marriage to Alfred soured her looks.

Marie was certainly lucky not to have inherited the bulbous eyes from Queen Victoria.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

You do realize pretty is part of the quote.