August 29, 1943
Princess Eudoxia, the "pro-Fascist spinster sister" of the late King Boris of Bulgaria, "probably will play an increasingly important part in Bulgarian politics," according to United Press.
King Boris died yesterday. His death is described as "unexpected and mysterious."
Boris' 6-year-old son, Simeon, is now king, but Balkan observers acknowledge that Eudoxia, known for her "antidemocratic leanings" will have "greater scope to exercise her influence over the government."
The Associated Press is reporting that Adolf Hitler has sent telegrams of sympathy to King Boris' widow, Queen Givoanna, and the Bulgarian premier.
The telegrams were read on Berlin radio. "I would like to convey to your excellency on the occasion of the death of His Majesty King Boris mine and the German people's most cordial sympathy. I feel with you deeply the heavy loss which Bulgaria has suffered."
The telegram to Queen Giovanna said: "The moving news of the death of His Majesty King Boris has given me great sorrow. Bulgaria loses in King Boris a sovereign who led the history of his people with admirable courage and circumspect wisdom.
"I myself lose in him a faithful friend and ally."