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Within royal palaces : a brilliant and charmingly written inner view of emperors, kings, queens, princes and princesses ... . nte. His Royal Highness declared on that occasionthat he thought so much of the navy, and had received somuch kindness from that branch of the Queens service indifferent parts of the world, and that he had at first intendedto make sailors of both his boys. But he feared that thedelicate state of his eldest sons health precluded the hope.Still, he trusted that his second son, George, who was sturdy,would carry out the traditions of the service, and make a goodsailor. For

Within royal palaces : a brilliant and charmingly written inner view of emperors, kings, queens, princes and princesses ... . nte. His Royal Highness declared on that occasionthat he thought so much of the navy, and had received somuch kindness from that branch of the Queens service indifferent parts of the world, and that he had at first intendedto make sailors of both his boys. But he feared that thedelicate state of his eldest sons health precluded the hope.Still, he trusted that his second son, George, who was sturdy,would carry out the traditions of the service, and make a goodsailor. For Stock Photo
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Within royal palaces : a brilliant and charmingly written inner view of emperors, kings, queens, princes and princesses ... . nte. His Royal Highness declared on that occasionthat he thought so much of the navy, and had received somuch kindness from that branch of the Queens service indifferent parts of the world, and that he had at first intendedto make sailors of both his boys. But he feared that thedelicate state of his eldest sons health precluded the hope.Still, he trusted that his second son, George, who was sturdy,would carry out the traditions of the service, and make a goodsailor. Fortunately, the seafaring life on board the Bacchante proved beneficial to Prince Eddies constitution, and when,four years later, he took up his residence at Trinity College,Cambridge, after having sailed round the world, and visitedevery portion of the vast British Empire, It was believed thathe had in a great measure outgrown his delicacy of health. At the University, Prince Edward displayed the same ami-able characteristics which had endeared him to all those withwhom he had been brought into contact during his life on. Duke of Clarence and Avo.nuale. 72 WITHIN ROYAL PALACES. board the Bacchante. And it must be borne In mind thatquahties of no ordinary kind are requisite to win and retain theregard of ones associates in a position such as that occupiedby the Duke-Prince. Young England is essentially demo-cratic, and reverence for rank must be regarded as beingone of quality that is conspicuously absent from its constitution.It is therefore necessary for the Prince, both on board ship andat college, as well as subsequently in regimental barracks, tosteer midway between hauteur and that familiarity which isapt to degenerate into contempt. This he succeeded in doingremarkably well, and in such a manner as to win golden opin-ions from all with whom he was brought into contact, display-incr in the matter much of that orenial tact and considerateforethought which renders his father,

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