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Victoria, Princess Royal


Is quite strange that she's not in this movie, where was she anyway?

"Did you think that I would harm her?"-The Phantom

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IN Germany for most of her life.

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I see, did she know of John Brown?

"Did you think that I would harm her?"-The Phantom

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And eventually became the mother of Kaiser Wilhelm II, The "Kaiser Bill" of World War I.

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She got married about 3 years before The Prince Consort's death (with Frederick III, future German Emperor), and at the time of the movie she was living at the German court in Berlin.

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Prussian court.

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"Vicky" did pay regular visits to her mother and family in England, so she certainly would have known John Brown. Furthermore, she and her mother corresponded frequently throughout the period of John Brown's service to the Queen, so his name probably came up in those letters.

The correspondence between Victoria and her eldest daughter was smuggled out of Germany to England after the daughter's death, six months after the mother's. It was later published in two volumes under the titles Dearest Mamma and Dearest Child. It is a fabulous primary source for historians because Victoria was very frank with her daughter about her feelings. And since youngest daughter Beatrice, Victoria's literary executrix, burned all of the Queen's journals after her death, those documents are lost to history.

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Iirc, the letters were smuggled out before her death, at her personal request, by Edward VII's private secretary, Ponsonby, who was the Princess' godson.

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she was married to Frederick of prussia. their son Wilhelm eventually became Kaiser Wilhelm who was emperor of Germany during WW1.

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