Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Royal engagement: Prussia-Russia

July 3, 1912

It is only a rumor in Berlin, which was sent by Marconi transatlantic wireless telegraph to the New York Times, but there are reports that that Kaiser Wilhelm II's third son, Prince Adalbert, is to marry Grand Duchess Olga of Russia, eldest daughter of Emperor Nicholas II.

The engagement is expected to be announced during or after the forthcoming meeting between the Germans and the Russians at Baltischport. 

Both Prince Adalbert and Grand Duchess Olga will be "present at the imperial meeting."  This is the first time that Prince Adalbert has accompanied his father on an "important political mission."

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