Friday, January 21, 2022

Oh to have been at this dinner

Times  7/13/1933


the Hon. Mrs. Margaret Greville @V&A

Oh to have been at this dinner!    King George II of the Hellenes had wanted to marry the then Countess Zia Torby, but instead married Princess Elisabeta of Romania, a truly unhappy marriage. 

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Lady Zia and King George II remained life-long friends.  She was one of three children of Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich of Russia and his morganatic wife, Countess Sophie von Merenberg.   Lady Zia's sister, Nada, married Prince George of Battenberg, later 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven.

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