Queen Marie of Roumania, famed matchmaker for Balkan dynasties, long ago devised a sentimental formula to account gracefully for her inability to manage her eldest son, the Crown Prince Carpi:

"Youth and love will have their way in spite of Kings and Queens."

By this she meant that before the World War Carol did all he could to thwart her schemes to marry him off to the Grand Duchess Olga of Russia; and that in 1918 he added insult to injury by marrying one Mlle. Zyzis Lambrino, beautiful daughter...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!