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Portrait of Victoria, Princess Royal, Crown Princess of Germany
Victoria was the eldest child of Queen Victoria and King Albert of the United Kingdom. In 1858 she married the Crown Prince Frederick III of Prussia accompanying him to the throne of the newly unified Germany and Prussia in 1888. The General and Mrs. Grant were presented to Princess Victoria and the Crown Prince Frederick III during their visit to Berlin in 1878. They enjoyed an intimate dinner with the royal couple in a private dining room. During this reception with the Crown Prince and Princess, the Grants were made to feel like ex-sovereigns rather than private citizens. Mrs. Grant was impressed by this treatment. In her memoirs, Mrs. Grant wrote that she and General Grant tried to bow to the royal couple when they entered the room only to find the Prince Frederick III and Princess Victoria had come forward offering to shake their hands.
Ulysses Grant Dietz
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