Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Kaiser Wilhelm II celebrates 70th birthday

January 27, 1929

The former German Emperor Wilhelm II today celebrated his 70th birthday at his home in Doorn, the Netherlands. A small group of veterans and monarchists held events in Berlin, but none of the events gathered large numbers of people. Several of the Kaiser's children, who were present for the party, chose not to address their stepmother as Kaiserin. Hermine chose to suffer an attack of grippe, which allowed Crown Princess Cecilie to act as hostess.

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