Friday, September 28, 2012

A marriage for Maud of Wales?

September 29, 1888

A newspaper in Linz, Austria, reports that on "the occasion of an excursion from Gmunden to Weidmansruh,"   Grand Duke Nicholas Alexandrovich, the tsarevitch, became "betrothed" to Princess Maud of Wales.

The Princess is the youngest daughter of the Prince and Princess of Wales.  She and Nicholas are first cousins, as their mothers are sisters.   Their maternal aunt, Princess Thyra, Duchess of Cumberland, lives at Gmunden, with her family. 

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