Thursday, October 20, 2011

Royal engagement: Bavaria-Spain

October 20, 1905

The betrothal of Prince Ferdinand of Bavaria and Infanta Maria Teresa, sister of King Alfonso XIII, was "formally accomplished today," reports the Chicago Daily Tribune.   The prince went to the royal palace in Madrid today, "where he signed an act of Spanish naturalization in the presence of the royal family."

Tonight, the royal family attened a gala dinner in honor of the betrothal.  The German ambassador attended the dinner as "the representative of Prince Ferdinand."

Infanta Maria Teresa is "much felicitated", and the forthcoming marriage is very popular in Spain.

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