Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein with some members of the royal household probably at the Victoria & Albert. Quit some attention from the men don't you think (wink)?
An rather intresting/amusing fragment of a letter written by 'Thora' towards her uncle Arthur, the Duke of Connaught and to Captain Spencer Edmund Hollond (you can read about him at the wikipedia site). She wrote this letter when she was staying with her cousin Princess Margaret of Connaught ('Daisy') in Sweden. I think she was on really good terms with 'Daisy' and her family, that's probably why she was also present at Princess Ingrid's wedding (maybe as a link back to Ingrid's mother). 'Thora' seems to make quit a 'happy go lucky' impression at me threw this letter, and not the dull character that sometimes gets the upper hand. She seems to like the many parties and even goes this far to entertain people together with 'Daisy' threw piano or with stories. 'Thora' likes a bit of 'auction' as it seems. And this is just a small insight in her royal life, and it proves once again that you can not judge a person when so little is known about them. As this fragment seems rather fun, imagine what would come forward out of the many letters floating around in the royal archives.
(Princess, 1870-1948, daughter of Princess Helena, and granddaughter Queen Victoria) Autograph letter signed ‘Victoria’ to Captain Spencer Edmund Hollond, (1874-1950, ADC to the Duke of Connaught, 1901-1904), thanking him: “for letting me know about the train at Copenhagen”, so that she will “not have to spend an hour there at some Hotel ... After poor Lula [Mrs Hollond] having no cushion or nightdress it seems a little hard that more of the baggage should have gone wrong. Please tell her we sympathized deeply ... when we discovered her cushion ... We miss you both very much ... this new party speak much more Swedish, which makes everything a little flat for me at meals”, on top of “the dull Swedish way of all the men going off ... in vain do Daisy & I protest, so it ends in our playing the piano or telling stories”, a dinner tonight with 30 people promises to be amusing, and tomorrow “we are going to see a musical play at Helsingborg !!”, 4 sides 8vo., Sophiero, near Helsingborg, Sweden, 18th September 1908
The Princess was born and brought up in England - her father, Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, was a Major-General in the British Army. (The family gave up their German titles in 1917). She is here staying with her cousin ‘Daisy’, Princess Margaret of Connaught, Crown Princess of Sweden, who had spent the summer in England and was returning home.