Thursday, July 24, 2008

100 years ago today

On an official visit to Canada, the Prince of Wales reviewed troops in formation on the Plains of Abraham. Five hundred American sailors and marines from the New Hampshire took part. In the evening, the Prince of Wales attended a State ball in the Parliament buildings.
According to the New York Times reporter, the Prince "is bearing his part in these functions with all the dignity and good nature of his royal father."

And back at the OK Corral (I mean, Buckingham Palace), the Prince's royal father and mother were having lunch guests - Her Royal Highness Princess Frederica of Hanover and her husband, Baron von Pawel-Rammingen. Princess Frederica was the daughter of King Georg V of Hanover, who was Queen Victoria's first cousin. King Georg and Queen Marie, in exile, did not approve of their daughter's marriage with a mere baron, but the romance appealed to Victoria, who arranged for Frederica to marry in England with her permission -- as the Hanovers were also princes and princesses of Great Britain and Ireland.

I am sure that the luncheon was very good.

Princess Victoria visited the Hungarian exhibit at Earl's Court. King Alfonso XIII left La Granja for San Sebastian so he could attend his mother's name day celebration. Queen Ena and the babies remained at La Granja. Nicholas and Alexandra of Russia and their five children boarded the Standart for a cruise in the Gulf of Finland.
The Crown Prince and Princess of Sweden (formerly Margaret of Connaught) attended the opening night performance of Lady Frederick at the New Theatre.

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