Friday, December 14, 2012

How to win the heart of an archduchess?

Archduchess Eleonora of Austria met her future husband, Lieut. Alfons von  Kloss when he was "in command of his prospective father-in-law's yacht," reports the New York Times.

The archduchess is the eldest daughter of Archduke Karl Stephan and Archduchess Maria Theresa.  She was born on November 28, 1886.

Eleonora was only 15-years-old when she first met Alfons von Kloss, a young naval sailor who became the captain of her father's yacht.  They fell in love, and Karl Stephan was able to persuade Emperor Franz Josef to give permission for the marriage.

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