Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Jeers for British princesses

November 29, 1905

The Princess Royal, eldest daughter of King Edward VII, was jeered today by a crowd of unemployed people, reports the Associated Press.  The jeering crowd was "egged on by the Social Democratic party," and "mustered in strong forced around the church army tents off the Strand today."

The crowds "jeered and hooted" the princess who "performed the ceremony of dedicating the tents," which were a gift from the King.  Queen Alexandra's fund donated $5000 "to house and feed great number of the unemployed who are to chop wood for their relief."

The crowd became "so boisterous" that the police had to be called "to disperse them."

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