Monday, March 28, 2016

Mechanic's son engaged to Princess

March 28, 1956

Josef Christoforetti, 36, the son of an Austrian mechanic, confirmed tonight that he is engaged to Princess Stefanie of Windisch-Graetz, according to the Associated Press.   The 23 -year-old princess is a great-granddaughter of the late Emperor Franz Josef of Austria, who died in 1916.

He denied reports that the princess' parents are "displeased" with their romance.

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