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Old 12-07-2017, 11:22 AM
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This book is one of my most treasured. It seems to be little known. I wanted to bring this up because I notice there's a thread for Theo Aronson's book about her. But this book is her autobiography. Her own words. It's extremely touching the way she talks about her father, Prince Leopold. I want to post of you some quotes from this book if that's allowed?

Princess Alice was a bold! She spoke her mind!

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Wilhelmina and Aunt Emma, whose queen regency of Holland had ended in 1898, came to stay with us when Wilhelmina became engaged to Henry, Duke of Mecklenburg Schwerin. He was a very dull, thick young man whom I had met on occasions and I must say I was horribly disappointed that he had been chosen when there were so many, to my mind, more eligible young men I had met. I remember writing to Grandmamma Victoria about the engagement and saying nothing on earth would have induced me to marry him. However, Wilhelmina was blissful and that was all that mattered.
From For my Grandchildren: Some Reminiscences of Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, VA, GCVO, GBE, DLitt, LLD, Evans Brothers, 1966
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