Queen Eugenie is Homesick
August 28.—Unable to endure her homesickness longer, Victoria Eugenie, the young Queen of Spain, has just cabled to her mother Princess Henry of Battenberg, that she will pay her a visit as soon as the formalities of the Spanish court will allow. The Queen has been very depressed lately, according to friends of her mother, who say the daily letters from Madrid show how severely she feels the restraint imposed by Castilian etiquette. If it were not for her baby, it is said, she would be inconsolable.
According to the rules of the court, the Queen must be attended everywhere she goes by her Ladies in Waiting. This annoys her exceedingly, and accounts for her recent interest in golf. This exercise. and brisk walks, invariably give her a little time to herself, as the true Spanish lady is too indolent to exert herself. King Alfonso has expressed every sympathy for his Royal wife, and just as soon as their engagements will permit, he will come to England with her. Besides paying a visit to the Princess on the Isle of Wight, they probably will be the guests of the Duke and Duchess of Portland at Walbeck Abbey. – London, 1907
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