Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Coburg the scene of "throng of royalty

October 17, 1932

The wedding this coming Thursday between Princess Sybilla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Hereditary Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden is the first major royal occasion in Coburg since before the world war, reports the New York Times.

The House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha is "related to most of the royal families of Europe," so the large gathering is "natural enough."  Princess Sbyilla, the elder daughter of the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha is marrying the second in line to the Swedish throne.

King George V, the grandson of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, is sending his brother-in-law, the Earl of Athlone, as his representative to the wedding. 

Lord Athlone is married to Princess Alice, who is the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha's elder sister. 

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