Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A real Princess coming to America

October 17, 1908

The New York Times and other American papers waxed lyrical about having "the honor of welcoming next week, a real live European princess, no less a personage than her Highness Marie of Ysenburg-Büdingen."

The Princess was on board the Kronprinzessin Cecilie, which had left Berlin a few days earlier.  She is  according to the Almanach de Gotha, "a bachelor maid, credited with with 33 summers."

The Princess' tour schedule has not been made public, but she is believed to be "taking a pleasure trip merely."

The princely family of Ysenburg-Büdingdon "boasts a lineage several centuries long."  It is not a ruling house, but the family is "extremely wealthy."

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