Friday, May 17, 2013

Prince Adalbert to marry Olga of Cumberland

May 17, 1913
Marlene A. Eilers Koenig collection

Marlene A. Eilers Koenig collection

There are "persistent rumors" of an engagement between Prince Adalbert, third son of Kaiser Wilhelm II and Princess Olga of Cumberland, according to a Berlin dispatch to the Los Angeles Times.

Princess Olga is the daughter of the Duke of Cumberland, whose son, Prince Ernst August will marry the Kaiser's only daughter, Princess Viktoria Luise on May 24.

The feud between the Prussian and Hanoverian royal families was "finally and formally ended at Hamburg" when the Duke and Duchess of Cumberland "cordially welcomed" Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Auguste Viktoria.

The Duke of Cumberland and the German Emperor "greeted each other smi9ingly," as both stood on the train station's platform "shaking hands with marked cordiality for nearly a minute."

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