From the Queen to the German Crown Princess – 17 December 1878

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From the Queen to the German Crown Princess – Windsor Castle, 17 December 1878

I saw Sir William Jenner1 this morning. He saw her frequently the last day – and she seemed so pleased to see him, grasped his hand, and was delighted with the letter I sent through him. “Dear handwriting,” she said, “I am sorry for all the anxiety this causes dear Mama.”

She did not suffer much he thinks that day – and sank from exhaustion very, very much like beloved Papa – and the same day, how wonderful yet how touching – united in their end as in their lives. She had his unselfishness and courage and, I fear, his want of virality.

The feeling here is quite wonderful. It is as much as in ’61. From the highest to the lowest all feel not only for me – but deplore her untimely – and as they said in one of the papers “holy death” – for she gave her life for her children.

Oh! That it can be my own loved child – and that dread for infection which I think very shocking should deter Fritz2 and others from going there. I do think it very distressing. Poor Louis3 feels it awfully.4

  1. who attended Princess Alice
  2. The Crown Princess’ husband
  3. Alice’s husband
  4. Roger Fulford – Dearest Mama

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My name is Moniek and I am from the Netherlands. I began this website in 2013 because I wanted to share these women's amazing stories.

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