Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Queen Sophie's funeral

January 17, 1932

The funeral of the late Queen Sophie of the Hellenes was held today at Schloss Friedrichshof at Kronberg, the residence of her younger sister, Margarete, the wife of the Landgrave of Hesse, according to the Associated Press.

Three children of her older brother, the former Kaiser Wilhelm II, were among the mourners.  They were former Crown Prince Wilhelm, Prince Eitel Friedrich and the Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

The Greek Orthodox service was followed by a Lutheran service.  Wilhelm II sent "a wreath of laurel" to the funeral.

Queen Sophie's body will be taken tomorrow to Florence, Italy, for final burial.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting as well that her Diamond Tiara once again made its appearance after 30 years in hiding at the Copenhagen festivities..