BULGARIA: Little Tsar, Old Tsar

Boris III, Tsar of Bulgaria, set out incognito last week on a royal vacation which took him through Italy and on to a quiet Swiss resort. The Tsar is 32. During the two decades of his adolescence and manhood there have been persistent rumors that he may marry. Why not? Last week rumors ran that he is "about to espouse a Swedish princess" (Astrid, 25, Martha, 20, and Ingrid, 16, are all available); and of course he might marry, said the rumormongers, Princess Giovanna, 19, but surely not Princess Maria, 12, of Italy....

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