ALBANIA: Zog & Jerry

Thousands of fierce-faced, impoverished Albanian tribesmen last week donned their cleanest white blouses, Scanderbeg jackets & white-pleated fustanellas, hopped on their scrawny donkeys and jogged over mountain trails to Tirana, their odorous turbulent capital. They came to celebrate the wedding of their 42-year-old King, Zog I, to a half-American, 22-year-old Countess Geraldine Apponyi of Hungary. Mother and father of the Countess, who prefers her Budapest nickname of "Jerry," are the onetime Gladys Virginia Stewart of Manhattan and the late Count Anton Apponyi of Budapest.

Next to their traditional blood feuds the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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