Friday, October 14, 2011

A marriage for King Carol?

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October 14, 1935

Alexandre Avarescu, leader of the People's Party in Romania said today at a meeting of his party that "he proposed to postpone discussion of political problems for a couple of weeks, reports the New York Times.

"I have every reason to believe that an event may occur soon which will modify Rumania's internal situation."

The "mysterious event" is said to concern King Carol.  "Well-informed circles" believe that the King is concerned "by the criticism emanating from his own family and the majority of the Rumanian political groups," regarding his relationship with Elena Lupescu.  It is understood that Carol has "finally decided to leave her."

Carol is also rumored to be on the verge of announcing his engagement to a German princess, a member of the Hohenlohe-Langenburg family, closely related to Dowager Queen Marie.

The King's relationship with his former wife, Princess Helen, is "definitely ruptured," and there is no chance for a reconciliation, especially after Carol's sister, Elisabeth, divorced Helen's brother, King George II of the Hellenes, earlier this year.

Queen Marie's sister, Alexandra, is married to the Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.   Their son, Gottfried, is married to Princess Margarita of Greece, a cousin of Queen Helen.  They also have three daughters, Marie Melita, who is married to Duke Wilhelm of Schleswig-Holstein, and two unmarried daughters, Princess Alexandra and Princess Irma, who were born in 1901 and 1902, respectively.

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