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    Queen Victoria of Great Britain and Princess Victoria of Prussia Autograph Letter Jointly Signed , a two-part letter written and signed by both the queen and the princess, her grand daughter. The first part of the letter is written by the princess, on all four integral pages, 4.5" x 7", pages bordered in black for morning and topped by the princess's crowned cypher, April 8, 1884, Berlin. Princess Victoria is writing to thank Jilla (?) for her letter of condolence at the death of her uncle, Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany (April 7, 1853 - March 28, 1884) the youngest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Leopold was diagnosed with hemophilia as a baby, which later led to his death as an adult. Princess Victoria signs her portion of the letter in the middle of page four as "Victoria (Junior)".
    Queen Victoria picks up the letter below Princess Victoria's signature, writing, "Let me add two words darling Jilla to my child's letter." Victoria continues for another three pages telling of her grief at losing her youngest son, "...it's [sic] too terrible to think of!"
    Princess Victoria of Prussia (1866 - 1929) was the second daughter of Frederick III of Germany and his wife, the former Princess Victoria, Princess Royal, daughter of Queen Victoria. To the public she was always Princess Victoria, and in the family she was called Moretta or Young Vicky.
    Intimate content expressing royal grief.


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    June, 2008
    3rd-4th Tuesday-Wednesday
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