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.

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