Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ileana awaits birth of baby as palace is guarded

August 13, 1932

Princess Ileana of Roumania is awaiting the birth of her first child at a villa in Mödling, Austria.  According to the Associated Press, the villa is under heavy guard by police.  It is being reported that "disaffected political elements that threatened to bomb" the villa.

Ileana's husband, Archduke Anton of Austria "paced nervously up and down" in the villa's garden, "his ancient lineage almost forgotten in the distraction of a young man about to become a father."

Attending the princess is a famous Viennese specialist.  Ileana's mother, the Dowager Queen Marie, and her younger sister, Queen Marie of Yugoslavia, are at her bedside.

Princess Ileana's attending doctor said that there are no complications or "cause of anxiety."

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