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a grand dame of the Russian court
Practically fatherless, penniless
and beautiful, Marie of Russia real
ized that her future depended on the
good will of her cousin, the czar.
When she was 20 NicficJlasJI chose
to marry her to Prince Wilhelm of
Sweden. Curiously enough she
Since the last war, 1812-14, Sweden
has suspected her great neighbors,
Germany, England and Russia.
For a hundred years the czars have
coveted Gothenburg, one of Sweden's
chief ports on the North Sea.
In 1910 Marie of Russia took her
place at the Swedish court as the
wife of the king's second son. Her
youth, beauty and chic presaged her
Princess Marie of Russia who is a personal spy for the Czar. Also a
picture of Prince Wilhelm of Sweden who divorced her after she was caught
stealing Swedish military secrets.
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