Friday, June 19, 2015

Mafalda to wed Philipp of Hesse

June 19, 1925
The engagement of Princess Mafalda,  second daughter of King Vittorio Emanuele of Italy, to Prince Philipp of Hesse was confirmed today by the Tribuna, a Roman newspaper, reports the Associated Press.   The engagement was made public yesterday at a garden party given by Princess Mafalda's family.

The marriage will take place at Racconigi in late August or early September.  The engagement has been "known in Berlin since April," but Italian newspapers chose not to report it until Princess Mafalda has informed her friends yesterday.

Prince Philipp, 29, is a nephew of the former Kaiser Wilhelm II, as his mother, Margarete, is the Kaiser's youngest sister.

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