Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Zita seeking alliance with Italy

June 8, 1931

The Associated Press reports today on the rumors that former Empress Zita of Austria is in Italy to arrange a marriage between her eldest son, Archduke Otto, with King Vittorio Emanuele of Italy's youngest daughter, Princess Maria.

The Empress was recently granted a private audience with Pope Pius.

But according, to semi-official circles,  it seems unlikely that "such a marriage would be considered at present."

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