Monday, November 12, 2012

Princess Henry starts her journey to China

November 12, 1898

Princess Henry of Prussia left Berlin today and is en route to Genoa, where she will board a steamer "in order to join her husband at Kiao-Chau, China," reports the New York Times.

The Princess was born Princess Irene of Hesse and By Rhine, third daughter of the late Princess Alice of Great Britain and Grand Duke Ludwig IV of Hesse and by Rhine.  She married her first cousin, Prince Henry of Prussia, younger brother of Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1888.   Her youngest sister, Alix, is the wife of Nicholas II of Russia.

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