Monday, October 19, 2009

Duke of Connaught as king of Hungary

October 19, 1919

The Interallied Commission, which is located in Budapest, "recently received delegates from the Monarchical Party," according to the New York Times, which based its report on dispatches from Hungary. Representatives from the party are demanding the right to elect a Hungarian monarch. Members of the party are no advocating for the selection from the Habsburg dynasty, and the "would not oppose selection of an English prince, particularly the Duke of Connaught."
Hungarian newspapers report, however, that the Duke's candidacy "has not be confirmed in official circles."
The Duke of Connaught, who was born in May 1850, is the only surviving son of the late Queen Victoria. He is married to Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia, and they have three grown children: Margaret, who is the wife of the Crown Prince of Sweden, Arthur, who is married to Princess Alexandra, Duchess of Fife, and Patricia, who renounced her royal title in February, when she married Captain the Hon. Alexander Ramsay of Mar. Patricia is now styled as The Lady Patricia Ramsay.
Should the Duke succeed in becoming elected as king of Hungary, his son would become the Crown Prince. Prince and Princess Arthur are the parents of a five-year-old son, Alistair, the earl of Macduff.

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