Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein

Review: Mourning – From Empress to Corona

The year 2021 marks 100 years since the death of the last German Empress – Auguste Viktoria. Her husband, German Emperor Wilhelm II, had abdicated in 1918, and they had been living in exile in the Netherlands since then. They had settled in Doorn House in May 1920, and by then, Auguste Viktoria was already [read more]

Augusta of Saxe-Weimar

Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach – The first German Empress (Part two)

Read part one here. On 2 August 1861, William’s brother passed away, and he became King of Prussia with Augusta as his Queen. Her increasing ill-health prevented her from enjoying the role. She underwent several unspecified operations which failed to improve the situation. Victoria would later write of her ever-complaining mother-in-law, “She stands so alone [read more]