Monday, January 12, 2009

29Apr1864, Fourth Waiting Continues

OSBORNE, Friday, April 29th, 1864.
—Drove with the Queen, Prss. Helena, and Pr. Leopold to Ryde : 4 horses, equerry, 2 out-riders, and all very imposing ; but my Court bathing-feel has left me for good and all ! Poor little Prince Leopold was full of talk and cheerfulness, but his small thin face grew pinched with cold ; and I wished I cd take him into my arms and cover him warmly up. The Queen asked if F. wd come and see me at Windsor : I had no notion it wd be allowed : O how nice it wd be ! We played demure whist in the evening ; and I made 1 hideous blunder.

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