It is doubtful if any woman, Royal or otherwise, has devoted more time to charitable works than the Princess Christian of Schleswig-holstein. In her early days at Windsor she was a district visitor, and has devoted herself in other ways to parish work at Windsor. She has established creches and nursing homes, organised the district nurses at Windsor, and done everything in her power to add to the comfort and the welfare of those less fortunate. The Princess was just twenty when, in the private chapel at Windsor Castle, she became the wife of Prince Frederick Christian, who was granted the prefix of Royal Highness by a warrant by Queen Victoria just prior to the marriage. Prince Christian is fifteen years older than his wife, and it was a great grief to this princely couple when their eldest child, Prince Christian Victor, who served with distinction in the Ashanti and Soudan campaigns, succumbed to fever in Pretoria during the Boer campaign. The Prince and Princess lead a very quiet life at Cumberland Lodge, in the heart of Windsor Great Forest, of which the Prince has been Ranger for many years.
H.R.H. Princess Christian Hofferi