December 12, 1953
Queen Giovanna of Bulgaria today announced the engagement of her daughter, Princess Marie Louise, to Louis Jan "Jack" Roosmale Nepveu, reports the Associated Press.
The marriage will take place early next year in Madrid.
The Pretoria-born Mr. Nepveu is employed by the Spanish edition of the Reader's Digest.
Princess Marie Louise was born in Sofia in 1933. She is the elder child of the late King Boris III and the former Princess Giovanna of Italy. She and her family moved from Cairo to Spain in 1951.
[The marriage did not take place. Nepveu died on April 9, 2013, in Marbella, Spain. He was survived by his wife, Monique Louis-Dreyfus. He was born at Pretoria on August 8, 1928.]