Monday, December 17, 2012

Princess to give up rank for teacher.

December 17, 1922

Princess Maria Rosa of Hohenlohe-Bartenstein is "determined to descend from royal rank" and marry a "lowly school teacher" Josef Hugo Waldenmeier, who is from Bartenstein, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The Princess, who was born in 1903, is the eldest of six children of the late Prince Johann Friedrich of Hohenlohe-Bartenstein and Archduchess Anna Maria of Austria, Princess of Tuscany.

She has overcome family opposition to the marriage, which is described as a love match, but she still needs the consent of her grandmother, the Grand Duchess of Tuscany, who lives in Salzburg.

The princess and Mr. Waldenmeier will be traveling soon to meet with the Grand Duchess.

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