Friday, October 16, 2009

Princess Aage dead at 64

Marlene A. Eilers Koenig Collection

October 16, 1949

United Press is reporting that Princess Aage of Denmark died tonight at her home at the Yellow Palace in Copenhagen. She was 64 years old.
The Princess was the widow of Prince Aage of Denmark, who was a cousin of King Christian X and a nephew of Queen Alexandra. He fell in love with Countess Mathilde Calvi di Bergolo, who was the daughter of Italy's minister to Denmark. Because the countess was not of royal blood, Prince Aage lost his right to the Danish throne after their marriage in 1914. He was given the title Count of Rosenborg, but he and his wife were styled as Prince and Princess Aage.
Prince Aage, who spent many years serving in the French Foreign Legion, died in 1940. He and his wife had no children.
The princess' brother, Count Giorgio Calvi di Bergolo, was married in 1923 to Princess Yolanda of Italy.

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