Royal Triplets?

In 13 History on 2011/04/11 at 3:49 PM

If you ever have the opportunity to visit the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, note that in the former bedroom of Queen Victoria Eugenie, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, there is a unique photograph.  It depicts three young men, all in British naval uniforms, and signed Willie, Nicky, Georgie.

Looking at the three young men, you would think they were identical triplets.  All were grandsons of Queen Victoria: Willie became known as Kaiser Wilhelm II of the German Empire; Nicky, as Czar Nicholas II of Russia; and Georgie, as King George V of the England.  Queen Victoria died in the arms of Willie.

After the death of Grandmother Victoria, tragically for the world the antipathy that developed between the three rulers caused some historians to see World War I as a civil war between descendents of Queen Victoria.


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