"The remark is often made that while the Kaiser is ruler of the German Empire, his daughter,

Princess Victoria Louise, rules her autocratic father. This is partly explained by the fact that both the Kaiser and his wife are passionately devoted to their only daughter, who came to them in 1892, after the birth of six sons. The story goes that the Empress, after her six sons had been born, made the pardonable boast that she had done her duty to the State. " If I could only have a daughter for myself ! " she murmured, before the birth of the last child. " Tie pink ribbons instead of blue on the cradle, madam," urged her favourite lady-in-waiting. " Perhaps that will mean a happy omen." The Empress laughed. " Tie on the ribbons by all means," she said ; " it won't be any good." However, the pink ribbons had their way, and the Empress's seventh child was a girl. The Princess, while fully alive to the dignity of her exalted position, is a frank, open-hearted girl, who has been brought up very much on English lines, had an English governess, and is a fearless rider and an accomplished whip.

Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia

Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia

Keturah Collings