Friday, September 30, 2011

Princess Louise going home

September 30, 1879

Princess Louise, Marchioness of Lorne, is returning to England on October 18, according to the New York Times.  She will leave Quebec on the steamship Sarmatian.   "Special arrangements" have been made for the princess' accommodation on board.   For some time, the princess, the wife of Marquess of Lorne, the Governor General of Canada, "has not been enjoying good health."  Her doctors have recommended that she needs a "change of air." 

The Princess, who is a daughter of Queen Victoria, is expected to return to Canada "in time for the opening of Parliament.

Read more about Princess Louise:

Royal Rebels: Princess Louise and the Marquis of Lorne

Princess Louise: Queen Victoria's Unconventional Daughter   (UK)

Darling Loosy: Letters to Princess Louise, 1856-1939   (UK)

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