Monday, June 01, 2009

09Aug1866, York Topsy-Turvy for T.R.H.

ESCRICK, [FN: The house of her cousin, Lord Wenlock.], August 9th, 1866.
—We drove to Bishopsthorpe, a dragfull and four, to dinner, to meet the Prince and Princess of Wales, to honour whom all York is turned topsy-turvy. Fifty-four people dined and it was very well done. T.R.H. each talked to me afterwards : the Princess looks lovely, but thin and tired ; I do think we trot her about too much ; the Prince has a good-natured face, improved by beard and whiskers ; but he looks 10 years older than he is, and is likely to smoke himself to death.

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