Thursday, April 4, 2013

British protection for German Princes

April 4, 1933

Prince Hubertus of Prussia and Grand Duke Friedrich Franz of Mecklenburg-Schwerwin will arrive tomorrow at Southampton aboard the German African liner, Ubena, reports the New York Times from London.  "Unusual precautions"  to protect the princes, and their London "engagements are being kept secret."

Prince Hubertus is the third son of former Kaiser Wilhelm II.  Grand Duke Friedrich Franz IV reigned until November 1918.  He is the brother of Prince Hubertus' mother, Crown Princess Cecilie.    Friedrich Franz's wife, Alexandra, is a British princess by birth.

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