Thursday, May 2, 2013

Prince Alexander to marry Lady Irene: official

May 2, 1917

Prince Alexander of Battenberg, eldest son of Princess Beatrice and the late Prince Henry of Battenberg, is going to marry Lady Irene Denison, only daughter of the Earl and Countess of Londesborough.

The official announcement was made earlier today. 

Prince Alexander's mother was the youngest of Queen Victoria's nine children.   His sister, Ena, is the wife of King Alfonso XIII of Spain.

Lady Londesborough is the former Lady Grace Fane, elder daughter of the 12th Earl of Westmoreland.

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