Friday, October 23, 2009

Secrets efforts to restore Brazilian monarchy

October 23, 1895

The Los Angeles Times reports today on a secret plan to restore Brazil's monarchy with Prince Pedro of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as king. The prince is the son of Prince August and his late wife, Princess Leopoldina of Brazil, the younger sister of Princess Isabel.
The report is based on a cable from Rio de Janeiro. Officials at the Brazilian embassy in London are denying the rumor and point out that Prince Pedro "is in a lunatic asylum in Austria." The officials add that there are no movements toward restoring the monarchy.

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