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Image from page 254 of “Memories of the Kaiser’s court” (1914)
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Title: Memories of the Kaiser’s court
Year: 1914 (1910s)
Authors: Topham, Anne, 1864-1927
Subjects: William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941 Germany — Court and courtiers
Publisher: New York : Dodd, Mead and Company
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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uaintance, a frequent topic of thePrincesss conversation, so that it was with verylively interest that I found myself in the monthof June of the following year journeying towardsits promised felicities. We were travelling allnight in the special train, which carried the usualportentous amount of luggage, besides three tutors,one doctor, a lady-in-waiting, myself, and variousfootmen and maids. In addition to Prince Joachimand his sister, their two young cousins, PrincesMax and Fritz of Hesse, whose acquaintance I hadmade in Homburg, were also going with us. Her Majesty was to come to Cadinen later,when the Kieler Woche was over, bringing withher Prince Oskar and Prince August Wilhelmfrom Ploen. His Majesty never came at the same time ashis family, for the simple reason that there wasthen no room for himself and his numerous suite :even on ordinary occasions it was a very tightfit for everybody. Once, with a sudden determination to see howthe Empress was getting on, the Emperor made 222
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DINING-HA1.L AT ROMINTEN, HUNG WITH TROPHIES FALLEN TO THE EMPERORS GUN CADINEN 228 a descent of three or four days, announcing hiscoming only a few hours beforehand. A kind ofgeneral shuffle of apartments had to be madeinstantly, everybody packing up their things andsqueezing themselves into little out-of-the-wayholes and corners. Every house in the villagehaving a decent spare room was requisitioned,but only two were available, the rest being im-possible ; and somebody suggested a tent on thelawn, but unfortunately there were no tents. Most of His Majestys adjutants had to use thetrain, shunted on to a siding, as an hotel, sleepingand dressing there in much discomfort; for it isone thing to live simply, divested of lifes super-fluities, and quite another to retain a courtier-likeappearance in the midst of an absolute dearth ofmeans to that end. We have only accommodation for a tooth-brush and a cake of soap, yet must change intofour different costumes every day, complainedone unfort
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