Wednesday, November 4, 2015

A marriage arranged, another denied

November 4, 1885

A marriage has been arranged between Infanta Eulalia, youngest sister of King Alfonso XI of Spain and Prince Antonio of Orléans , son of the Duke and Duchess  of Montpensier, reports the Los Angeles Times.   Infanta Eulalia is 21 years old.  Prince Antonio is two years younger.

The Duchess of  Montpensier was born Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain, younger sister of Queen Isabel II, mother of King Alfonso XII.

A report published in Monday in La Liberté, a Paris newpaper, that Princess Amelie, eldest daughter of the Count of Paris was "betrothed" of a brother of Emperor Alexander III, was denied today.

The younger brother of Alexander III was not named.  The only two unmarried sons of the late Alexander II are Grand Duke Alexis Alexandrovich,  35, and Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich, who is 25 years old.

Princess Amelie's mother, Princess Maria Isabel, is the eldest sister of Prince Antonio.  The young French princess is five months older than her uncle. Prince Antonio.

Another of  Prince Antonio's sisters,  Princess Marie de las Mercedes, was married to King Alfonso XII.  She became ill shortly after her 18th birthday, and died on June 26, 1878.  Mercedes was queen of Spain for only six months.

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