Skip to main content

Royal History: Empress Frederick Dies

Victoria, Princess Royal of Great Britain, Empress Friedrich of Germany.
Image: Wikimedia Commons
Cronberg, August 5, 1901 - A dispatch to the New York Times reports the passing of Dowager Empress Frederick at 6:15 pm. Her death came as a surprise. At 4 pm, a medical bulletin from her doctors revealed that there was "no change in the patient's condition."

Kaiser Wilhelm II and his siblings, except for Prince Henry, were with her in the sick room. Empress Augusta Victoria was also around. The Emperor arrived at Homburg at 3 in the morning. He was accompanied by the Empress, and Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm to Schloss Friedrichshof, where  they arrived 5 am.

The Empress Dowager's English chaplain, Dr. Waller, was summoned to her bedside. Members of her family were with her when the Empress "passed away quietly," together with Profs. Renvers and Spielhagen.

The Empress' death it was told was caused by dropsy and the breast cancer that had so stricken her since 1899. However, the Empress was hailed for her "remarkable vitality," retaining her consciousness to the end.

Immediately after her death was proclaimed, the flag on her castle was lowered to a half-mast. By 8 pm, Kaiser Wilhelm led members of Empress Friedrich's household into the death chamber "to take a last farewell of their mistress."

--> Church bells tolled following announcement of her death. "Visitors to the castle began inscribing their names in a book placed for the purpose in the hall."

The Kaiser then summoned soldiers to the castle and is now patrolled by hussars and royal police.

The Kaiser, the Empress and the Crown Prince returned to Homburg shortly after nightfall. It is not yet known whether or not the Empress Dowager will lie in state.

A few days before her death, Empress Friedrich already new that her end was imminent." She had said farewell to most of her servants, asking their wishes when she would be gone. It is understood that she arranged for the future of nearly every one of them."

Her brother, King Edward VII, will be immediately informed of the Empress' passing.

The Empress Frederick was born Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa, Princess Royal of Great Britain, on Nov. 21, 1840. She is the eldest daughter and child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Until the birth of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), in 1841, Victoria was the country's heiress presumptive. Her parents closely supervised her education and unlike her brother, she grew up as a precocious and intelligent girl.

You might also want to read:



About the Author

Christian George Acevedo is a book worm, mentor, and scholar of wide-ranging interests. He has authored hundreds of articles for various websites, and his expertise ranges from online marketing and finance to history, entertainment and many more. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Tumblr. Contact Christian at powerwordsonlinewriting@gmail.com.

Comments

  1. QUANTUM BINARY SIGNALS

    Professional trading signals sent to your mobile phone every day.

    Follow our signals NOW and earn up to 270% a day.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Do you need free Facebook Followers?
    Did you know you can get these ON AUTO-PILOT & ABSOLUTELY FREE by registering on Like 4 Like?

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular posts from this blog

King Edward VIII’s Financial Settlement: How Much Money Did He Get After The Abdication?

King Edward VIII leaped into financial uncertainty the moment he signed the Instrument of Abdication on December 10, 1936. That same day, Edward, now known as Duke of Windsor, entered into an agreement with his younger brother and successor, King George VI, that secured him £25,000 annually for the rest of his life. However, the King later renounced this agreement and instead offered him a smaller amount which would cease upon the King's death. The condition is that Edward should never step into British soil unless invited by government.

10 Interesting Facts About Princess Margaret of United Kingdom, Countess of Snowdon

Princess Margaret Rose was one of the most popular, albeit controversial, royals during her lifetime. She was a rather sad figure, a victim of love at an early age and a person who constantly sought affection and attention as she went on to looked for the real meaning of her life. Might as well want to learn about the colorful life of Queen Elizabeth II's younger sister? Here are 10 interesting facts about her.


1. Born on August 30, 1930, in Glamis, the family seat of her mother's family, Princess Margaret was the first member of the British Royal Family to be born in Scotland for over 300 years.



2. Her parents, the then Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth) wanted to call her Anne, but her grandfather, King George V, vetoed, so they named her Margaret Rose, instead.



3. In 1936, the princess' relatively peaceful life was altered considerably when his uncle, King Edward VIII, abdicated to marry the woman he loved, the two-time American divorce…

11 Unforgettable Royal Weddings During Queen Elizabeth II’s Reign

Royal weddings have always caught the fascination of people. These once-in-a-lifetime occasions temporarily pluck us away from the clichés of day to day life, transporting us to true-to-life fantasies that eventually make us realize that life could always get better. Queen Elizabeth II’s reign has seen over a dozen weddings in her family, but these 11 weddings are the most unforgettable, adding color to Her Majesty’s already enthralling reign.