DOORN, Tuesday. — The Kaiser has formally contracted an engagement of marriage with Princess Hermine of Schönaich-Caroiath née Princess Ruess.
The first official information of the previous Kaiser’s engagement reached Paris yesterday within the above telegram to The New York Herald direct from Doorn. Princess Hermine, youthful daughter of the late reigning Prince Heinrich XXII of the elder line of the House of Ruess, married Prince Johann, a cadet of the Prussian princely household of Carolath-Beuthen in 1907, and have become a widow in 1920. She has three sons and two daughters.
According to a message from Berlin, the wedding will most likely happen in November. The ex-Kaiser initially supposed to announce his engagement in direction of the tip of October, however modified his thoughts and made the current announcement owing to info revealed in America.
Princess Hermine visited the ex-Kaiser at Doorn final spring and stayed a couple of week on the fortress. Since then she has been in fixed correspondence with him. The marriage undertaking has encountered sturdy opposition from members of the Hohenzollern household and in Monarchist circles of Germany. A deputation, headed by Herr von Oldenburg-Januscha, even went to Doorn to press objections, however met with a heat reply from the previous monarch.
The “Deutsche Tages Zeitung” signifies that the information of the engagement made a unpleasant impression on the ex-Kaiser’s sons, however that the unpleasantness has been glossed over, and they are going to be represented on the wedding ceremony by the previous Crown Prince.
— The New York Herald, European Edition, Sept. 20, 1922.