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Queen Victoria’s Journal - The wedding of Prince Wilhelm (Kaiser Wilhelm II) and Princess Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, 27th February 1881

Wilhelm and Augusta Victoria with their son, Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm, dated 1887 Source: The Daily Telegraph

“The wedding day at Berlin. Very bright, but occasional snow showers. — Saw Sir Wm Jenner, who was to go over to Claremont to see Leopold. He is still very suffering & unable to sleep. — Service at 12; Mrs Glyn preached, & made a slight allusion to the marriage, this evening. — Was much surprised, but pleased to hear from Ld Granville that (in the absence of Mr Gladstone, who was in bed, & allowed to do nothing) it had been decided to proceed with the Arms Bill. — Christle, Affie, Victoria, & little Louise, came to luncheon. The boys talked much of Wellington College. — Reading, sorting papers, — a dreadful job. — Many letters & telegrams. — Thought much of the dear young couple, whose marriage was taking place. — Jane C., Fanny Drummond, the Wellesleys, Ld Methuen, Gen: Gardiner, & Captain Edwards dined. Jane C. read to me afterwards. At 10, the news arrived, that the wedding had gone off well. There were countless guests present. —“

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