Saturday, February 13, 2010

24Feb1870, Dinner With the Prince, a Scandal

LONDON, February 24th, 1870.
—Last night we dined at No. 11 to meet the Wales' : it was horrid for poor Auntie P. ; was all settled before the scandal got into the papers. However, to everyone's relief, the Prince appeared voluntarily to-day as a witness, [FN: In the Mordaunt divorce case] gave very straightforward evidence, solemnly denied being guilty, and is generally believed to be quite cleared. The dinner and evening went off very well ; the Princess looked lovely, but very sad when she was not exerting herself.

By way of contrast, Agnes and I went off to-night to tea at Limehouse, which was a great success.

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