BELGIUM: Royal Engagement

For a year and more King Albert and Queen Elizabeth have been seriously shopping for a princess. Where to look? Crown Prince Leopold,* for whom the princess was intended, is 24. Therefore the Spanish princesses would be a trifle young: Beatriz, 17, and Maria Christina, 14. Princess Giovanna of Italy is 18, but Rome and Brussels are not so near as they used to be before the appearance of Mussolini with his antipathy for Belgium. Princess Ileana of Rumania, sole unmarried daughter of a Balkan monarch, is of course only 17.


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