Queen Victoria’s Diary - Friday 20th April 1894 ‘A dull morning. — Breakfasted alone with Beatrice. — Soon after Ella came in, much agitated, to say that Alicky & Nicky were engaged, & begging they might come in. I was quite thunderstruck, as though I knew, Nicky much wished it, I thought Alicky was not sure of her mind. Saw them both. Alicky had tears in her eyes, but looked very bright & I kissed them both. Nicky said 'she is much too good for me'.
1st Child of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) & Prince Albert (1819-1861) & spouse of Frederick III (1831–1888) German Emperor & King of Prussia, the 1st child & only son of Kaiser William I (1797–1888) of the House of Hohenzollern & wife Augusta (1811-1890) of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Princess Victoria Adelaide Princess Royal (1840-1901), Princess Royal as a widow (Empress Frederick), 1888.
Three couples Luxembourg of 1981 and 1982: the Princess Marie-Astrid and Carl-Christian, Princess Margaretha and Nicolas and finally, the Grand Duke heir Henri and Maria-Teresa
Elisabeth of Hesse with with her "Granny-Gran", as she called Queen Victoria.
old daguerréotypes. Looking into the eyes of folks a hundred years gone ... haunting ... beautiful ... soulful ... I want to talk with them ... hear their stories. Imagine what they've seen ... experienced. I find myself intrigued by the clothes and hats, the way men tie their ties. The items people choose to hold, the poses ... so many stories ...
Empress Alexandra with her siblings Irene, Ernst, "Ella", and Grand Dukes Paul and Sergeii. The little boy is Prince Valdemar of Prussia
Queen Victoria with her daughter, Princess Beatrice, pictured 1889.