Tuesday, May 12, 2009

King Christian approves niece's marriage

May 12, 1937

King Christian X today officially approved the engagement of his niece, Princess Feodora, to Prince Christian of Schaumburg-Lippe.

The couple are second cousins as both are grandchildren of King Frederik VIII who died in 1912. Feodora and Christian were childhood playmates as Christian's mother, Princess Louise, would often visit her brother, Prince Harald.

Princess Feodora, 27, is the oldest daughter of Prince Harald and Princess Helena. The couple was "received and congratulated" by the king and queen at Sorgenfri Castle, just outside Copenhagen. 

According to the New York Times,  Prince Christian and Princess Feodora will  marry in the Autumn  and will live on Prince Christian's estate. Neu-Fahrland, near Potsdam, Germany.

Prince Christian was previously engaged to another cousin, Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark, although the marriage never took place.

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