From Queen Victoria to the Princess Royal – 10 August 1859




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From Queen Victoria to the Princess Royal – Osborne, 10 August 1859

That despising our poor degraded sex – (for what else is it as we poor creatures are born for man’s pleasure and amusement, and destined to go through endless sufferings and trials?) is a little in all clever men’s natures; dear Papa even is not quite exempt though he would not admit it – but he laughs and sneers constantly at many of them and at our unavoidable inconveniences, etc though he hates the want of affection, of due attention to and protection of them, says that the men who leave all home affairs – and the education of their children to their wives – forget their first duties. But understandably in your new country, there is a terrible want of feeling for family life, and I should be very happy if Fritz Carl1 could profit by a sejour with us. I like him extremely – and I am sure I should like her2.3

  1. Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia
  2. His wife – Princess Maria Anna of Anhalt-Dessau
  3. Roger Fulford – Dearest Child






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  1. Iove the history of royal women. Probably because I am a decented from Queen Isabel of Spain on my father’s side of the family. Thank you for the wonderful true lifestyles of this wonderful woman.

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