Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Official: Wilhelm of Hohezollern to marry Princess Adelgunde

July 22, 1914

The engagement of the Prince of Hohenzollern and Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria was officially announced earlier today, reports the New York Times.

The 50-year-old Prince Wilhelm arrived at Schloss Leutstetten, near Munich, to visit the Bavarian royal family, shortly before the announcement was made.  Princess Adelgunde, is the eldest daughter of King Ludwig III and Queen Maria Theresia of Bavaria.

This will be the first marriage for Princess Adelgunde, who will celebrate her 44th birthday on October 17.   The Prince of Hohenzollern is a widower.  His first wife, Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies died in 1909.   They had three children, Auguste Viktoria, who is married to the exiled King Manoel II of Portugal,  Hereditary Prince Friedrich and his twin brother, Prince Franz Josef. 

The Prince of Hohenzollern is the older brother of Crown Prince Ferdinand of Roumania.

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