Tuesday, August 12, 2008
King Edward VII off to Austria
August 12, 1902 King Edward VII has boarded the royal yacht, Victoria & Albert, at Port Victoria, which is at the mouth of the Thames. He will be sailing to Flushing, Belgium, and then onto to Marienbad, Austria, "to take the waters for a fortnight." The King will be traveling incognito as the Duke of Lancaster. He resumes his royal role on August 31, when he travels to Vienna to meet with Emperor Franz Joseph.