Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Prince Christian of Denmark in London

September 14, 1895

Prince Christian, eldest son of the Crown Prince of Denmark,  is reported to be engaged to Princess Maud of Wales.   The New York Times notes, however, the the young prince is "neither so handsome nor so well-endowed as his younger brother, Prince Carl."  But he is "certainly more popular" than Prince Carl.   Christian is said to be "unaffected, kindly, and simple, an excellent son."  He stands at six feet six inches, and is an "enthusiastic horseman," although owing to his height,  he sits on his horse in "somewhat awkward fashion."

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