Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Crown Princess Marie Jose is expecting another baby

November 7, 1936

The New York Times is reporting that the Crown Princess of Italy is expecting a second child in January.  It is "understood" that the announcement will be made at the end of the month by Admiral Costanzo Ciano, president of the Chamber of Deputies, when the chamber convenes.

The former Princess Marie Jose of Belgium is married to Crown Prince Umberto of Italy.  The couple's first child, a daughter, was born in September 1934.  The birth of a princess "disappointed Italian hopes" as only males can succeed to the throne in Italy.

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