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THE ROYAL BETROTHAL

. «. ThePrlnoess Loniaa Viotoria A'exandra D^gmar, whose betrothal to the £arl of Fife la anuounoedj Is the eldest daughter of tbe Prince and Prlnobaa of Walea. She was born on February 20tb, 1867, and la oouatsqnentiy In bee 23*'d je»r. The Right Hon. Alexander William George Duff, K.T., P.0., eixtn Earl of Fife, was born November 10ib, 1849, and la consequently in his 4(hh year. He snooseded to the Irish Peerage in 1879, and waa oreated Bar! of Fife In the Peerage of the United Kingdom la 1885, His Lordship was eduoated at Kion. He Is Lord Lieutenant of Elginshire, aD.L. ot Ooun* tiea Aberdeen and Banff, aud a member of the Oounoll of the Duchy of Lancaster. He ia by profession a banker, being a member of tbe firm of Sir B<>muel Suott aad Co. Bis landed estate )■ aet down at 249,220 aorw, with a reotal of £72,663. The estates were disentailed by Bill in 1876, when £120,000 was aetigned to four sinters, and authority given, to borrow £1,000,000 on annnitiec. Lord Fife sat in the Liberal inter eat aa M.P. for Elgin and i>a ru from 187449, was Captain and Gold Stick of tbe i_orps of Gentlemen at-Arma 1880 85 He went on a special miftßion to the King of Saxuny in 18&2, and leoeived the uirst Order of Baxony.

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THE ROYAL BETROTHAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2161, 29 June 1889

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THE ROYAL BETROTHAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2161, 29 June 1889

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