Friday, October 23, 2009

Louise postpones sale of mother's jewels

October 23, 1907

Officials today postponed the sale of jewels belonging to the late Queen Marie Henriette of the Belgians. The request had been made by the queen's eldest daughter, Princess Louise, the former wife of Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg.
The sale was ordered by the princess' creditors, Princess Louise, however, "now declares that, notwithstanding the King's refusal to come to her rescue in her financial difficulties, she will, at the expiration of thirty days, have sufficient funds to save her mother's heirlooms," according to the New York Times.

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