Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Princess Letizia to marry Prince Roland

March 23, 1891

The Gaulois, a Paris-based newspaper has announced the betrothal of Prince Roland Bonaparte to Princess Laetitia, only daughter of the late Prince Napoleon.
The wedding is expected to take place "immediately upon the expiration of the period of mourning" for the Princess' father, who died on March 17th.  Prince Napoleon gave his consent to the engagement "a short time prior to his death."

Princess Laetitia is 24-years-old.  She married on September 11, 1888 to her uncle, Prince Amedeo of Savoy, Duke of Aosta, former King of Spain.  He died on January 18, 1890.  The couple had no children.

Prince Roland is 32 years old and the son of Prince Pierre Bonaparte.  He is the grandson of Prince Lucien, who was Napoleon I's brother.

The Princess's mother was born Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy, daughter of King Vittorio Emanuele II of Italy.

1 comment:

Gammyjill said...

I looked up Prince Roland on Wiki and it seems the marriage never took place.