Monday, November 12, 2012

Lord Rosebery to marry Princess Victoria

November 12, 1892

Lord Rosebery, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, and Princess Victoria of Wales are betrothed," according to the New York Times.  Rumors of a proposed engagement have been discussed "in society for some time past," but these rumors have been "discredited in well-informed circles."

The Palace has never absolutely denied the rumors, which gives "added credence" to the rumors.

Further credence is given to the fact that Lord Rosebery attended the Prince of Wales 59th birthday celebrations at Sandringham. 

If the story proves to be true,  Princess Victoria, 24, will be the second daughter of the Prince and Princess of Wales to "marry outside royalty."  Her elder sister, Princess Louise, is the wife of the Duke of Fife.

Princess Victoria is a "woman of various accomplishments."  Many believe that this union of the "daughter of the heir to the throne with so pronounced and distinguished a Liberal would have a marked political effect."

Lord Rosebery is forty-five years old.  He has four children with his first wife, Hannah de Rothschild, who died in 1890.  

Lord Rosebery is the 5th Earl of Rosebery.  He sits in the House of Lords as Baron Rosebery.

He has a townhouse at 38 Berkeley Square, an estate at Rosebery, Edinburghshire, and other "extensive landed possessions."


The Blessed Virgin said...

Wonders if they did marry, what Dukedom he would have received !. Wonder what happen if at all this was true.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Oh, it was true., would never have happened due to Roseberr's political career. But had they married, it was possissible for the queen to upgrade to a dukedom. However, he already had his heir. Victoria could have created a new peerage for their son.