Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Auguste Viktoria in Germany

March 25, 1905

German Empress Auguste Viktoria arrived in Civia Vecchia, Italy, today, where she was met by King Victor Emanuel and Queen Elena, who brought along her six-month-old son, Crown Prince Umberto, as she is still nursing, reports the New York Times.
Despite a heavy rain storm, more than 10,000 people gathered at the harbor to see the Empress' arrival. The meeting between the sovereigns was "most cordial." The Queen and the Empress embraced, and then Elena presented Auguste Viktoria with a "handsome bouquet."
The Empress told the king that "she was very happy to be in Italy."

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