One of the most romantic of Indian weddings O was that of Princess Pretiva, daughter of the Maharajah of Cooch Behar, to Mr. Lionel Henry Mander, of Wolverhampton, at the beginning of 1912. The Princess, who accompanied her father, an Indian ruler who attended the Coronation of King George and Queen Mary, was one of the most charming debutantes of 1911, and her name was coupled with those of some of the best partis in India. But she surprised everyone by giving her hand and heart to Mr. Mander, a young Indian official. The Princess, who is exceedingly pretty - her intimate friends have called her "Princess Pretty" - has been educated with the utmost care in the fullest European manner. She delights in all things English, and possesses, like her mother, the Maharani, a perfect equipose of the two elements, British and Indian, in her character and tastes.
Princess Pretiva Rita Martin