February 12, 1905
The Countess Montignoso has been "victorious in the first stage" of her battle with her former husband, King Friederich August of Saxony, reports the New York Times.
The King wants to remove their daughter, Princess Anna, from her mother's care, but for the time being, at least, the child will remain with the Countess.
After meeting with the King of Saxony's emissary, the Countess' lawyers "declared that orders of foreign authorities could not be executed in Italy," and the custody case would have to be tried in Italian law courts.
Her lawyers have also asserted that even if the King would win in court, there would be "difficulty in enforcing a decree" to remove Anna from her mother's care.