Friday, August 8, 2014

King Ferdinand arrives in Germany

August 8, 1918

King Ferdinand of Bulgaria and three of his children, Crown Prince Boris and Princesses Eudoxia, and Nadezhda, arrived "unexpectedly" today in Nauheim, Germany, according to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen.

The King says he "intends to remain a long time in Nauheim." He is traveling incognito as Count von Murany.

Well-informed sources in Copenhagen state that Ferdinand left Bulgaria because of "internal conditions there."  German newspapers report that "the reason for his sudden visit is known in responsible circles."

1 comment: said...

I believe that this was the beginning of King Ferninand's post-Great War exile, which would become formalized in the autumn. His grandson would become the Prime Minister of Bulgaria in about 85 years.