Her Imperial & Royal Highness The Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1860-1922) née Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia. She was unpopular in Schwerin and all of Germany. When her daughter Cecilie married the Crown Prince of Germany, his father Kaiser Wilhelm II disliked her so much he allowed her to come to the court of Berlin only twice, first for the wedding and later when the first son of this marriage was born.
Baden Palmette Tiara Made by Koch, this diamond tiara was a wedding gift to Princess Luise of Prussia in 1856 from her father, Kaiser Wilhelm I. The romantic piece, whose palmette motifs join to resemble hearts, was given by Luise to her daughter, Queen Victoria of Sweden, and then passed along to Victoria's granddaughter, Queen Ingrid. Queen Margrethe inherited the tiara on her mother's death in 2000.
Unser Kaiser an sein Volk. Poster shows St. George slaying a dragon. Text, under heading "Our Emperor to his people" is a proclamation issued by Kaiser Wilhelm II on July 31, 1914, concerning the advent of war, the coming struggle, and the need to pray for God's help for the soldiers. LOC Notes: Title from item. Date Created/Published: Breslau : Verlag von Wilh. Gottl. Korn, 1914 (Breslau : Steindruck von Richard Speer, 1914). Original medium: 1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 52 x 34 cm.
1884 Queen Victoria traveled to Coburg, Germany for a relative’s wedding. She is pictured among members of her large family including such prominent figures as the future Edward VII, the future King George V, the Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the German dowager Empress Friedrich, the future Tsar Nicholas and Alexandra of Russia, and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.
The Norwegian town of Alesund was burned to the ground in a disastrous fire in January, 1904. With the help and support of Kaiser Wilhelm, the town was rebuilt from scratch using the latest styles and marerials - the Art Nouveau. The town still serves today as a splendid showcase of Art Nouveau. gjkyoung, via Flickr
Annie Oakley and the Emperor . One of exhibition shooter Annie Oakley’s most famous acts was to shoot the cigar or cigarette out of a persons mouth. In 1889 while performing in Berlin, one brave audience member did stand and volunteer, newly crowned German Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II. Annie Oakley successfully shot the ashes off his cigar.
Victoria, Princess Royal (Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa; 21.11.1840 – 5.8.1901) eldest child of Queen Victoria & Prince Albert. Created Princess Royal - 1841. She became German Empress & Queen of Prussia by marriage to German Emperor Frederick III. Mother of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, she had 8 children
"He won't be happy till he gets it." British cartoon satire of Kaiser Wilhelm II reaching for Europe from bathtub. Germany's desire to catch up to Great Power of GB was a big part of German ambitions before the war. cartoon interprets this as a drive to exert G power over all of Europe and stamp out civilization. EC
Standing, from left to right: King Haakan VII of Norway, King Ferdinand of Bulgaria, King Manoel of Portugal, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, King George I of Greece, King Albert of the Belgians. Seated, from left to right: King Alfonso XIII of Spain, King George V of England, King Frederik VIII of Denmark.
Berlin's Top 10 : Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche - Kaiser’s Mosaic One of the mosaics that have been preserved depicts Emperor Heinrich I on his throne, with imperial orb and sceptre. Originally decorated throughout with scenes from German imperial history, the church interior was meant to place the Hohenzollerns within this tradition.
Wilhelm II or William II (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albrecht von Preußen; English: Frederick William Victor Albert of Prussia) (27 January 1859 – 4 June 1941) was the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia, ruling the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918. He was a grandson of the British Queen Victoria and related to many monarchs and princes of Europe.
Wilhelm II (Kaiser Wilhelm II) Lived 1859 – 1941, was the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia, ruling the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 1888 to 1918. A grandson of Queen Victoria and first cousin of Empress Alexandra of Russia. An ineffective war leader, he lost the support of the army, abdicated in November 1918, and fled to exile in the Netherlands.