Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A British princess for King Manoel

February 12, 1909

According to a New York Times dispatch a local Lisbon paper reports today that King Manoel II's engagement to a British princess will be announced shortly.

It is understood that the princess in question, is Princess Beatrice of Edinburgh, the youngest daughter of the late Duke of Edinburgh, who was also the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
The Princess lives with her widowed mother, the former Grand Duchess Marie of Russia, in Coburg, but she is a frequent visitor to Britain.

Princess Beatrice was born in 1884.

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