Sophie of Schönburg-Waldenburg by Selle und Kuntze

According to her Wikipedia article, Sophie of Schönburg-Waldenburg married Prince Wilhelm of Wied. Thanks to the influence of her close friend, Queen Marie of Romania, he became King of Albania, a Muslim country, in March 1914. Turmoil forced the couple to leave Albania in September 1914, never to return. The monarchy was replaced by a republic in 1925.


Sophie of Schönburg-Waldenburg by Selle und Kuntze From

The trim lines of Sophie's dress suggest this photo was taken in the immediate pre-War era, possibly to support efforts to instal Wilhelm on an Albanian throne. Her dress appears to have an over-dress with flared sleeves.

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