Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Former royal mistress wins pension!

August 2, 1927

The German Reich's Supreme Court in Berlin has made a decision in the case of Countess Matzenau, the mistress of the late Grand Duke Adolf Friedrich V of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.   The court has decided that the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz "will be obliged to pay" the countess a pension of 6000 ($1,500)  marks a year.

The Supreme Court's decision was handed down after lower courts "had to refused to allow" the Countess's original demands of "a large sum of money and a pension amounting to 50,000 marks yearly."

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