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Out of the box this week
A ROYAL MARRIAGE.
ON Sunday, May 1, the royal houses of
Hohenzollern and Romanov were united, by the marriage of the Grand
Duchess Kyra of Russia and Prince
Louis Ferdinand, the favourite grandson of the ex-Kaiser. In all, the couple were married three times. On May I, they
were married in Germany, first by civil service followed by a Russian service and then on May 4 at Doom according to the rites of the German Evangelical Church,
Princess Kyra is well-known and popu- lar in England. She was bridesmaid to the Duchess of Kent, when she was married and was also one of the bridesmaids to the Princess Juliana at her wedding last year. The Russian princess is the younger daughter of the Grand Duke Cyril of Russia, who is head of the House of
- Princess Kyra of Russia, when a
Romanov, and, from the legitimist point, of view, the Tsar of All the Russias, which he proclaimed himself to be on August 31, 1924.
Like all Russians, Princess Kyra is a balletomane and when in London was a familiar figure at the ballet performances. It is fitting that she should have so many friends in London for she is related to our royal family. She is a grand-
daughter of Queen Victoria, as her
mother, the late Grand Duchess Cyril, was a daughter of the Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Lois Ferdinand ls also related to the royal family on the' distaff side. His grandmother was the eldest daughter of Queen Victoria.
Princess Kyra is now 28. She is one of
the most beautiful members of Europe's Royal houses. She is a first-rate linguist, as she travels in many countries where she has relatives and friends. She is also very artistic and possesses a perfect dress sense, which enables her to enhance her