The Princess who Swallowed a Glass Piano

Princess Alexandra Amelie of Bavaria was part of the House of Wittelsbach. The princess was frail, and she exhibited unusual behavior. She told her parents that she had swallowed a glass piano as a child, and was afraid that she would shatter.

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Topics in this Podcast: princesses, European history, Mental illness, sad royal childhoods, women, 19th century, biographies