Monday, September 19, 2011

The Hohenlohes narrowly escape death in rail crash

September 19,  1899

The Hereditary Prince and Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg "narrowly escaped death" as they traveled by train to Balmoral to visit Queen Victoria, reports the New York Times.  The young couple were traveling on a train that collide with another train at the Perth station.   

The royal saloon car "was half telescoped," and the Prince and Princess, who were in the back of the car "suffered only a severe shaking," and they continued their journey to Balmoral. 

There were no serious injuries.

The Hereditary Princess is the former Princess Alexandra of Edinburgh, third daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh and Duke and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.  She married Prince Ernst on April 20, 1896.

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