Grand Duchess Karoline of Saxe-Weimar has left the grand duchy for Switzerland. The former Princess Karoline Reuss married Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst in May. She has left the court for Switzerland, "deeply angered." But her resentment is not directed toward her husband, and they have not separated.
The Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach is hidebound and conservative, where the dignitaries are "more pretentious, narrow-minded, and bigoted." Grand Duchess Karoline found conditions at her new home to be intolerable." Her mother-in-law, Pauline, who contracted a morganatic marriage with her chamberlain, has not helped ameliorate the situation. Karoline found her mother-in-law to be "too unfriendly." Karoline, described as sensible, "confided her woes to her husband, and has gone to Switzerland with his sanction." Karoline hopes that the Grand Duke will take matters into his own hand, and reorganize the court, and remove the dignitaries "who had fancied that they could bend the young princess to their narrow notions of etiquette propriety."