Monday, May 22, 2017

Grand Duchess Charlotte arrives on Clipper

May 22, 1942

Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg has arrived in New York City by transatlantic clipper, reports the New York Times.  The Grand Duchess is accompanied by her husband, Prince Felix, and her Minister of Foreign Affairs, Joseph Bech.   They will travel to Washington. D.C., to meet with President Roosevelt tomorrow, and then will rejoin Luxembourg's Government-in-Exile and the Grand Ducal children in Montreal for an "indefinite period."

They arrived at La Guardia Field and were met by the Premier of the Government in exile, as well as two members of the family, Prince Rene of Bourbon-Parma, a brother of Prince Felix, and the Prince of Schwarzenberg, who is married to the Grand Duchess' sister, Princess Hilda.

In a brief interview, Grand Duchess Charlotte said: "We are all in the same war, against the same enemy."

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