Friday, May 13, 2016

Catching up on news

May 13, 1896

The Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and the Duke of Cambridge will attend a performance tonight of La Favorita at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

The Grand Duchess was born Princess Augusta of Cambridge and is the Duke of Cambridge's sister.  Duchess Marie is her elder granddaughter.

The condition of Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria, a brother of Emperor Franz Josef, beginning to "cause concern," according to a telegram from the Times' Vienna correspondent.    The "internal malady" from which he suffers is now "complicated by a great weakness."  Empress Elisabeth visited the archduke earlier today, and "remained with him for some time."

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