On May 3, 1893 Princess Mary of Teck was suppose to have tea with Princess Louise, Duchess of Fife and her husband, Alexander, Duke of Fife. When Mary arrived, she found Prince George, Louise's brother there as well. Louise inquired, "Georgie, don't you think that you ought to take May into the garden to look at the frogs in the pond?" George proposed beside the pond. Princess Mary accepted.