Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hermine celebrates 52nd birthday

December 17, 1938

Empress Hermine, the second wife of the former Kaiser Wilhelm II, celebrated her 52nd birthday today at Doorn. She received "masses of telegrams, letters and flowers." Early in the day, she attended a church presided by her husband, and she was accompanied by her eldest son Hans Georg and her youngest daughter, Henriette. Tonight, a banquet was held in Hermine's honor and was attended by Queen Wilhelmina's commissioner for the province of Utrecht and other officials.

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