Monday, October 28, 2002

H.M. Queen Geraldine of the Albanians

. . . .died this week aged 87. Born of an Hungarian nobleman Count Gyula Apponyi de Nagy-Appony and his American wife, she wed King Zog of Albania in 1938. The details of her life related in the Daily Telegraph's obituary of her make The Prisoner of Zenda a mundane, colourless little tale by comparison.