Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Divorce possible for Duchess Marie

the wedding of Duchess Marie and Count Jametel

January 31, 1908

Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the daughter of Grand Duke Adolf Friedrich V,  is planning to file for divorce against her French husband, Count Georges Jametel, according to a dispatch from Berlin to the New York Times.

Their "romantic marriage in 1899 cause a stir"  among the German royal houses.

The New York Times has been unable to confirm the report.

It was alleged several years ago that Duchess Marie had an "adventure with a servant" in her father's household."  Afterwards, the young woman left German and went to France, where, at a seaside resort, she met Count Jametel, the son of a patent medicine manufacturer.

The couple were married in London in the presence of members of the British royal family.   The Duchess's father is a first cousin of the Princess of Wales.

It has been suggested that it was Infanta Eulalia of Spain who "engineered" the match between Marie and Count Jametel. 

Duchess Marie and her husband are the parents of two children,  Count Georges and Countess Marie Auguste.

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