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Portrait of Victoria, Princess Royal, Crown Princess of Germany

Biography

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.

Donor

Ulysses Grant Dietz

Studio

W and D. Downey, London Studio, 57and61 Ebury St. Eaton Square, England

Date

1877

Object Type

Image

Format (Original)

Cabinet Card

Format (Digital)

PDF

Physical ID

Grant_World_Tour_015

Digital ID

Grant_World_Tour_015

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Repository

Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, Mississippi State University Libraries.

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

Contact Information

For more information on the contents of this collection, email usgpresidentiallibrary@library.msstate.edu.

Victoria, Princess Royal, Crown Princess of Germany

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