Monday, February 18, 2019

Denial of Prince of Wales engagement

February 18, 1919

Reports of an "impending announcement" of the engagement of Princess Jolanda , eldest daughter of the King of Italy, and the Prince of Wales are "unfounded," reports the New York Times.

French newspapers have been "discussing the simultaneous presence in the French capital" of Queen Elena and Princess Jolanda and the Prince of Wales.   The newspapers are reporting that the reason for the Queen's visit to set a date for the announcement of the engagement between the Princess and the Prince of Wales. 

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The newspapers alleged that the engagement "may be expected immediately after the signing of the peace treaty," with a wedding to take place in the spring of 1920.

The Prince of Wales is 24 years old.   Princess Jolanda is 18.

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