Sunday, April 04, 2010

07May1872, A Tiring Tea at Buckingham Palace

LONDON, Tuesday, May 7th, 1872.
-5 o'clock tea at Buck. Palace — rather hind-leggy and tiring. The old "Empress of Germany," horridly painted and curled as she was, pleased me by her long, civil, and feeling speech to the Loyd Lindsays abt the Sick and Wounded Fund. He stood bowing his tall flaxen head, without a word to say of course ! in answer to the flow of compliments. Pr. Arthur and Leopold both looked well and nice, though sadly small mannikins : Pr. Leopold the tallest and almost handsome.

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