Monday, August 5, 2013

Wilhelm in England

August 5, 1895

Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany arrived in Cowes this afternoon aboard the imperial yacht Hohenzollern, reports the Los Angeles Times.

After a salute by the "British fleet, German ironclads and British guardship Australia," the Kaiser was met by the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Connaught on behalf of Queen Victoria.

He was driven to Osborn to visit the Queen, who is his grandmother, where he was "cheered with enthusiasm."

This evening, the Kaiser, said to be in "excellent health and spirits," dined with the Queen at Osborne House.

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