Monday, July 14, 2014

Duke of Aosta very ill

July 14, 1914

The Duke of Aosta  has typhoid fever, reports the New York Times by special cable.   He appeared to be convalescing well, but has "suddenly relapsed" and is now in grave condition at his palace in Naples.

The Duchess of Aosta, a sister of the Duke of Orleans, has returned from Morocco to nurse her husband.  She remains at his bedside, though she is herself "in delicate health."

It is "popularly believed" that the Duke's opposition play a major role in his brother, the Duke of the Abrruzzi, breaking his engagement to American Katherine Elkins.

The Duke, who was once heir presumptive to the Italian throne, is a cousin of King Vittorio Emanuele.

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