Within royal palaces : a brilliant and charmingly written inner view of emperors, kings, queens, princes and princesses ... . aught by the fins, withhere and there a coral prawn or a tiny little green or browncrab sharing their fate. A great oyster-shell of diamonds inthe powdered hair, with one huge pearl in the middle, andropes of pearls around the neck and wrists, completed thisdainty costume. The stockings and shoes were of pale-greensilk. The new Crown jewels have cost a fabulous amount andwere manufactured by order of Emperor William after hisaccession to the Throne. The Prussian Crown o

Within royal palaces : a brilliant and charmingly written inner view of emperors, kings, queens, princes and princesses ... . aught by the fins, withhere and there a coral prawn or a tiny little green or browncrab sharing their fate. A great oyster-shell of diamonds inthe powdered hair, with one huge pearl in the middle, andropes of pearls around the neck and wrists, completed thisdainty costume. The stockings and shoes were of pale-greensilk. The new Crown jewels have cost a fabulous amount andwere manufactured by order of Emperor William after hisaccession to the Throne. The Prussian Crown o Stock Photo
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Within royal palaces : a brilliant and charmingly written inner view of emperors, kings, queens, princes and princesses ... . aught by the fins, withhere and there a coral prawn or a tiny little green or browncrab sharing their fate. A great oyster-shell of diamonds inthe powdered hair, with one huge pearl in the middle, andropes of pearls around the neck and wrists, completed thisdainty costume. The stockings and shoes were of pale-greensilk. The new Crown jewels have cost a fabulous amount andwere manufactured by order of Emperor William after hisaccession to the Throne. The Prussian Crown of the Em-peror is composed of a broad frontal of gold, studded withlarge diamonds, eight diamond hoops rising from rosettes set ;48 WITHIN ROYAL PALACES. with four diamonds, the whole being surmounted by a bril-liant diamond cross. The Prussian diadem of the Empressis a magnificent specimen of jewelry, in the shape of a scroll-work wreath, studded with diamonds, from which magnificentpearls are suspended. Among tlie more recent purchases of the Emperor are adiadem of rubies, sapphires, and pearls, in the form of a broad. DIADEM OF THE EMPRESS. braid of exquisite workmanship, and which cost a kings ran-som. It is accompanied by a belt, a collar, and a pendantmatching it. He presented this magnificent parure last NewYears day to his wife. Apropos of New Years day I may mention that the lastnight in the year is always an occasion for revelry of a kindthat partakes of the nature of very rough horse play in the THE IMPERIAL FAMILY OF GERMANY. 349 Streets of Berlin, and the police, knowing that their effortswould be fruitless, make no attempt to check it. According to an unwritten law, any one who ventures intothe streets with a tall hat on his head that nioht is bound tohave it driven down over his ears and crushed flat by meansof a blow with the fist or flat of the hand. No one was wont to enter with more zest into this peculiar