King Manoel of Portugal to marry Princess Beatrice

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King Manoel of Portugal 
Lisbon, February 12, 1909 - The engagement of King Manoel of Portugal to Princess Beatrice of Edinburgh is expected to "be announced shortly," relayed by a report in Lisbon to The New York Times.

Princess Beatrice is the youngest daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia. The Duke was Queen Victoria's second son, while Grand Duchess Marie was the only daughter of the late Czar Alexander of Russia. Princess Beatrice was born in 1884 and was baptized Beatrice Leopoldine Victoria.

King Manoel was born in 1889 to the late King Carlos and the former Princess Amelie of Orleans. He succeeded after his father and elder brother, the Prince Royal.


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