Thursday, September 17, 2015

Nancy Leeds to marry Edward Wynkoop

September 17, 1945

Princess Xenia of Russia, who lives in New York City and Glen Cove, Long Island, announced today the engagement of her daughter, Miss Nancy Helen Marie Leeds, to Lt. Edward Judson Wynkoop, Jr., USNR, reports the New York Times.

Miss Leeds is also the daughter of Lt. Comdr. William B, Leeds, also of New York City.  She attended the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Ct, and is a senior at Sarah Lawrence College.

Through her mother's side of the family,  Miss Leeds is a descendant of the Romanov Dynasty, which ruled Russia until 1917.  She is the granddaughter of the late Grand Duke George Mikhailovitch of Russia and Princess Marie of Greece and Denmark. She is also the granddaughter of the late William B. Leeds, who made his fortune in tin plate, and the late Princess Anastasia of Greece (Nonie "Nancy" May Stewart.)

The date of the wedding has not been set.

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