Within royal palaces : a brilliant and charmingly written inner view of emperors, kings, queens, princes and princesses ... . Em-peror had privately suggested to the late M. Joan Bratianothe young Hohenzollern Prince, then a.lieutenant in the Sec-ond Prussian Reoriment of Dragoon Guards, as a more suita-ble candidate. The consent of King William of Prussia tothis candidature was easily obtained, but Prince Bismarck dis-liked the whole affair, and for many years afterwards the . (187) WITHIN ROYAL PALACES. German Secundoeeniture on the Lower Danube was a sourceof anxiety to the ex-Chancellor, w

Within royal palaces : a brilliant and charmingly written inner view of emperors, kings, queens, princes and princesses ... . Em-peror had privately suggested to the late M. Joan Bratianothe young Hohenzollern Prince, then a.lieutenant in the Sec-ond Prussian Reoriment of Dragoon Guards, as a more suita-ble candidate. The consent of King William of Prussia tothis candidature was easily obtained, but Prince Bismarck dis-liked the whole affair, and for many years afterwards the . (187) WITHIN ROYAL PALACES. German Secundoeeniture on the Lower Danube was a sourceof anxiety to the ex-Chancellor, w Stock Photo
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Within royal palaces : a brilliant and charmingly written inner view of emperors, kings, queens, princes and princesses ... . Em-peror had privately suggested to the late M. Joan Bratianothe young Hohenzollern Prince, then a.lieutenant in the Sec-ond Prussian Reoriment of Dragoon Guards, as a more suita-ble candidate. The consent of King William of Prussia tothis candidature was easily obtained, but Prince Bismarck dis-liked the whole affair, and for many years afterwards the . (187) WITHIN ROYAL PALACES. German Secundoeeniture on the Lower Danube was a sourceof anxiety to the ex-Chancellor, who feared that it might some day involvePrussia in dif-ficulties. The electionof the Princeoccurred o nthe eve of theAustro-Prus-sian war, andwas so ex-ceedingly un-welcome to theVienna Cabi-net that thetall youngGer-m a n officer,then twenty-seven yearsold, had tofind his wayto his futurecapital incog-ni.o. In fact,durinor a threedays stay atVienna, on hisway thither, he travelled under the name of Herr Leh-mann, meichant, and subsequently assumed the disguise of aships cook, on proceeding by the A astrian steamer down. KING CAROL I. THE ROYAL FAMILY OF ROU>LNIA. 189 the river Turn Severin, where he first touched Roumanian soil,on the 20th of May, 1866. He found the country rent by political factions, and filledwith revolutionary and Republican ideas, the upper class cor-rupt, the lower ignorant, the finances in a hopeless state, andthe army worthless. On the other hand, Russian agitationwas predominant, and the Sultans authority was not to bedefied. Indeed, the Prince, in order to secure his recognitionby the Suzerain power, had to go to Constantinople. If we compare Roumania to-day with what Prince Charlesfound it on his arrival, we shall be able to realize the immenseservices this hard-working German Prince, who is a model ofpatience, perseverance and foresight, has rendered to hisadopted country within the past quarter of a century. Inspite of the violence of parties,