Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Alfonso & Patricia: engagement announcement coming

April 8, 1905

The engagement of King Alfonso XIII of Spain and Princess Patricia of Connaught, youngest child of the Duke and Duchess of Connaught, "appears to be accepted as fact," even though no official announcement has been made, reports the Chicago Daily Tribune.

The religious differences have been "overcome," and it has been agreed that sons will be raised Roman Catholic, and daughters will be brought up as members of the Church of England. 

Princess Patricia is described as "tall and slight with a fresh English complexion and light brown hair.  She and her older sister, Princess Margaret, the fiancée of Hereditary Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, are said to be "good riders and fond of outdoor sports."

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