Monday, June 18, 2012

Ena has a temper tantrum

June 18, 1898

Little Princess Ena of Battenberg, daughter of Princess Beatrice, and granddaughter of Queen Victoria, is a "young miss with a will of her own, as well as a little temper."

The Los Angeles Times reports that the princess, in a fit of temper, kicked a footman's shins at lunch.  The reason for her tantrum was her desire for a second helping of pudding.  She was sitting at the same table as her grandmother, the Queen who "objected with grandmotherly solicitude" to a second helping for Ena. 

This did not please the ten-year-old princess, who decided to vent her anger by kicking a footman.  This action was detected immediately by her mother, who and was bidden by Princess Beatrice "to withdraw from the room."

As Ena reached the door, she turned around, stared at her grandmother and responded with a shocking statement: "Well, I don't care, anyway, and you're a horrid, fussy old thing, anyway."

1 comment:

www.maltagenealogy.com said...

Ena's comments are funny; "Well, I don't care, anyway, and you're a horrid, fussy old thing, anyway."