Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fife's marriage "give umbrage"

October 5, 1889

Members of Britain's Royal family are expressing their views toward the recent marriage of Princess Louise, the eldest daughter of the Prince and Princess of Wales, and the Duke of Fife, reports the New York Times. 

The Duke of Edinburgh is said to maintain "a stern and unbending attitude" toward the marriage, and has "greatly annoyed" Queen Victoria "by repeating to her the news," which have also been expressed by the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and the Emperor of Russia.   These "sentiments of entire disapproval" are also "fully shared" by Victoria's eldest child, the Empress Friedrich, widow of Friedrich III, and mother of Wilhelm II.

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