[Hallberg (zu Broich), Baron Franz von, head of cabinet of Prince Frederick of Hohenzollern (1895-1982)]. Typed letter by Marc Favrat to Hallberg.

Cannes, 26. XII. 1956.

4to. 2 pp. on 2 ff. Added are two copies.


A letter by Marc Favrat concerning the final resting-place of the Romanian Princess Elisabeth, financial worries and ill health, and the ongoing adoption procedure, also about rental debts paid by the Prince of Hohenzollern, communicated through the chief of staff, H. J. Oemichen. Favrat's inability to assure the living of the chambermaids Julia and Marguerite Breckner led to their transition to Madrid to serve at Prince Nicholas's place: "Je dois enfin vous faire savoir que malgré mon intention de protéger les Demoiselles Breckner, je ne peux pour le moment assurer leur existence et qu'elle ont accepté de se rendre à Madrid courant Janvier au Service de Son Altesse Royale le Prince Nicolas [...]".

Marc Favrat gained fame through his relationship with Princess Elisabeth of Romania (1894-1956), who settled in Cannes some years after her expulsion from Romania in 1947, when the Romanian People's Republic was proclaimed. The much younger aspiring artist Favrat became Elisabeth's lover, equerry, and adopted son in the year of her death.

With a handwritten annotation.

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