Monday, August 5, 2013

Reconciliation on Royal House of Prussia

August 5, 1923

The Duke and Duchess of Brunswick-Luneburg arrived at Doorn earlier today and received a warm welcome from former Kaiser Wilhelm II and his new wife, Hermine.

The Duchess, who is Wilhelm's only daughter, Viktoria Luise, had "refused to recognize her stepmother," according to a special cable to the New York Times.

In the views of the "aspirations of the Monarchist party," the reconciliation was deemed "highly advisable" to show a united family. 

Wilhelm is "greatly devoted" to his daughter.

Other arrivals at Doorn included the Prince of Hesse and the Duke of Cumberland, the father of the Duke of Brunswick.  The Duke, who is married to Princess Thyra of Denmark, came by "automobile direct from Vienna."

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