Monday, September 10, 2018

Luxembourg angered by Antonia's engagement

September 10, 1918

A dispatch from Amsterdam to the Daily Express states that the announcement of Princess Antonia of Luxembourg's engagement to the Crown Prince of Bavaria "has caused the deepest ill-feeling throughout the country, where the Germans are cordially hated," reports the New York Times.

Antonia is a younger sister of Grand Duchess Marie Adelaide of Luxembourg.   Parliament may asked the Grand Duchess to prevent the marriage of her sister to a man who is known as "Luxembourg's Hangman."  Luxembourgers believe that this engagement  amounts to "selling the country to Germany at the moment when it is helpless under military occupation."

It is hoped that the Luxembourg Parliament will appeal to Grand Duchess Marie Adelaide to use her power to "render the marriage impossible.

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