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1939: Kaiser Wilhelm II celebrating his 80th birthday. In the image can be seen his sister, Margaret, dowager Margravine of Hesse Kassel, Queen Frederika of Greece, her mother, Viktoria Luise, right behind her, Prince Friedrich Viktor and twin brother Franz Josef of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Princess Irene of Prussia, Friedrich Franz IV of Mecklenburg Schwerin, behind his sister Crownprincess Cecilie, among other relatives. Ps: Poor Herminie, looks so sad and bored, while Wilhelm looks overjoyed!
Friends and Relatives gather to celebrate Kaiser Wilhelm II’s 80th Birthday at Huis Doorn in The Netherlands on this day in 1939, 80 years ago. Among the Royal Attendees were Empress Hermine (wife), Crown Princess Cecilie of Prussia (daughter-in-law), Princess Margaret, Landgravine of Hesse Kassel (sister), the Duchess of Brunswick (daughter), Crown Princess Frederika of Greece (granddaughter), Prince Friedrich Viktor and Princess Franz Josef of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Princess Irene of Prussia, and Duke Friedrich Franz IV of Mecklenburg Schwerin.