Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Viktoria Luise's wedding to take place in October

February 12, 1913

Berlin sources are reporting that the marriage of Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia, only daughter of Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Prince Ernst August, son of the Duke and Duchess of Cumberland, will take place in October.

According to the New York Times, "the marriage will be the first step toward placing"  Prince Ernst August on the throne of the Duchy of Brunswick. He will enter the Prussian military, and "take the oath of allegiance to the Emperor as King of Prussia."

It is also expected that the young prince will also make  a "formal renunciation of the throne of Hanover after his father's death."

The Duke of Cumberland is said to "fully approve the betrothal.   Prince Ernst August is a first cousin of King George V, as their mothers are sisters.

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