Thursday, June 30, 2011

Grand Duke Michael betrothed

June 30, 1901

A dispatch to the London Daily Telegraph from Moscow states that Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovitch, who is the heir presumptive to the Russian throne, is "betrothed" of Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, daughter of the late Grand Duke Friedrich Franz III, reports the New York Times. Duchess Cecilie's mother, Grand Duchess Anastasia, is the daughter of Grand Duke Michael Nikolaivich.

Two years ago, Cecilie's older sister, Duchess Alexandrine, married Prince Christian of Denmark, eldest son of Crown Prince Frederik.

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