Friday, May 20, 2011

An English marriage for Viktoria Luise?

May 20, 1911

Finding the appropriate husband for his only daughter, Viktoria Luise, is a tremendous task for Kaiser Wilhelm II.  He paid a lot of attention to the Prince of Wales during his recent visit to London, and now comes word that the Prince of Wales, eldest son of King George V and Queen Mary, will visit Potsdam in the summer.   This news has "given zest to the gossip" about a marriage between the heir to the British throne and Princess Viktoria Luise.

The princess is reported to have told an "intimate friend, saying: "I don't want to be a Bavarian, a Württemberger, or a Viennese. I want to be English."

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