Thursday, March 6, 2014

Wilhelm to visit Lisbon to discuss marriage

March 6, 1908

German Emperor Wilhelm II is expected to visit Lisbon this spring, according to dispatches from Lisbon to the New York Times.  Many believe the Emperor is coming to Portugal to arrange a marriage between his only daughter, Princess Viktoria Luise and King Manoel.

An "early marriage" for the young king is seen as a "necessity of State," but it is reported that the British are opposed to such an alliance.

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