In the years to come, the baby who is now heir to the throne of Spain may have cause to congratulate himself on the fact that his mother was an English Princess. The Queen has done much to rid the Royal nursery of the stupid etiquette which ruled the Palace in the old days, and his education will be conducted on up-to-date lines. The time is certainly coming when Kings will have to depend upon their personalities for their power, and not on their armies. King Edward is, of course, related to all the Princely babies of Europe, for his near relatives are either ruling or will one day rule the continent. No doubt he is consulted often by parents who wish to obtain the guidance of the most influential man of his time.
Prince Olaf of Norway is his grandson, and the baby who will be King of Sweden in the years to come, is the son of his niece. Norway and Sweden, once united, and now divided, will eventually be governed by very near relatives of King Edward VII. Prince Olaf appears to be having a jolly time of it, but he will have to study earnestly soon, although the comparative smallness of his Kingdom will make his educational course less arduous. The elder son of Princess Margaret of Connaught is at present the second direct heir to the throne, and, as his grandfather, the reigning Monarch, is in the prime of life, it must be many years before he is called upon to wear the crown. All the same, the Prince will be carefully prepared and is likely to give a good account of himself in national affairs. – Los Angeles Herald, 1909
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