King Zog of Albania outside Parmoor House, England 1944, with Prince Leka in the background copying his pose.
The Albanian Royal Family in Tirana, Albania 1928
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Shortly before 5pm on Saturday 1st September 1928, Europe gained a new kingdom and a new king: 32 year old King Zog I of the Albanians.
Few foreign journalists were present in the Parliament House in Tirana to hear him swear his oath on the Koran and the Bible, yet the birth of the Kingdom of Albania did not go unremarked abroad.
Zog's reign ended in 1939; Italian Fascists forced him into exile and postwar Stalinists kept him there despite his best endeavours.
Zog, his Queen and a thirty strong entourage including bodyguards, travelled through many countries in exile, settling in England during the war.
This website tells the story......
The website of the Court of King Zog Research Society
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