Monday, August 20, 2012

Queen Victoria's newest great-grandson

August 20, 1892

This portrait shows "little Prince George of Greece," the youngest great-grandson of Queen Victoria.  He is the first child of Crown Prince Constantine and Crown Princess Sophie of the Hellenes.   The Crown Princess is the sister of Kaiser Wilhelm II.

Young George was named for his grandfather, King George of the Hellenes, who was born Prince Vilhelm of Denmark.  

The Chicago Tribune writes that "the little Prince should be happy, for he is as yet so young that, like the happiest nations, he has no history."

Prince George was born on July 20, 1890.  This portrait may have been released in connection with his second birthday.

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