Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Zog to marry Hungarian countess

January 31, 1938

The announcement of King Zog's engagement to the Hungarian Countess Geraldine Apponyi was "read today in the Albanian Parliament," reports the Associated Press.  The reading was followed by a vote for approval of the king's marriage.

Parliament has been summoned "especially for the occasion.

The marriage between the 42-year-old king and the 22-year-old Countess, will take place at the end of April.

Countess Geraldine is half-American.  Her mother is the former Gladys Virginia Stewart, who married in 1914 to Count Julius Nagyi-Apponyi, a member of one of Hungary's oldest noble family.

1 comment: said...

Through Geraldine, it gave the very new royal Albanian family a noble connection to the west.