Saturday, February 20, 2010

13Oct1870, Princess Louise Engaged to Lord Lorne!

HOLKER, October 13th, 1870.
—The astonishing news came to Emma from her sister May of Lorne's engagement to Princess Louise ! ! It is a really good precedent, I do believe ; but, as a first experiment, they had better have chosen somebody with fewer belongings and more money. Fancy Princess Louise with such a tribe of brothers-in-law, one of them a Liverpool merchant ! .. . They are said to be much in love, specially he, and we must hope for the best. The Duke and Duchess are pleased, which is wonderful. [FN: Lord Frederick was 1st cousin to the Duchess of Argyll, the mother of Lord Lorne.]

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