Friday, August 31, 2012

President Zogu seeks Italian princess as bride

August 31 1928

President Ahmed Zogu, who will become King of Albania later today, is said to be in negotiations with Italy "for the purpose of marrying one of the Italian princesses."

The Chicago Tribune's news service quotes a cable from Rome that says King Vittorio Emanuele has "refused to consent to his daughter's marriage to a Moslem."

Although the name of the princess has not been made public, it is generally assumed that the king-to-be has his eye on Princess Giovanna, the king's third daughter.

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