Tuesday, June 29, 2010

just another day at the Palace

June 29, 1860

Their Serene Highnesses Prince Julius and Prince Johann of Schleswig-Holstein-Glucksburg visited Queen Victoria today at Buckingham Palace. The two princes are the younger brothers of Prince Christian of Denmark. who is the heir to the Danish throne.
In the afternoon, the Queen, accompanied by the Princess Alice and Prince Arthur, and "attended by the Hon. Caroline Cavendish, took a drive in a carriage and four in the afternoon," according to the Court Circular. The Prince Consort, the Prince of Wales and the Count of Flanders rode on horseback, and all were attended by the Equerries in waiting.
In the evening, Her Majesty held a dinner party at Buckingham Palace. The dinner guests included His Majesty the King of the Belgians, their Royal Highnesses the Princess Alice, the Prince of Wales, the Count of Flanders and the Duke of Saxe-Coburg.

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