Monday, August 23, 2010

Alexandrine of Denmark to marry Bavarian

August 23, 1936

Princess Alexandrine Louise of Denmark can be crossed off as a possible consort for King Edward VIII. Her engagement to Count Luitpold zu Castell-Castell was announced today by her family, reports the AP.

The princess, "an attractive, dark-eyed 21 year old," has often been mentioned as a possible Queen for Edward VIII. She is the daughter of Prince Harald of Denmark, brother of King Christian X, and Princess Helena of Schleswig-Holstein.
Count Luitpold is 31 years old. He is a "member of a prominent Bavarian family," and he lives in Munich.

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