Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Joy and Sorrow in Bavaria

May 10, 1927


Former Bavarian Crown Prince Rupprecht experienced joy and sorrow today.   As his younger brother, Prince Karl, died from appendicitis in Schwabing Hospital,  Rupprecht's wife,  Princess Antonia of Luxembourg, gave birth to her fifth child, a daughter, at Schloss Berchtesgaden.

Crown Prince Rupprecht, thirty years his wife's senior, married Princess Antonia, a younger sister of Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg, on April 7, 1921,  The couple now have one son and four daughters.

Prince Karl was the second son of King Ludwig III and Archduchess Maria Theresia of Austria.  He was 53 years old and unmarried.

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