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The King's State Visit To Berlin

( Originally Published 1910 )



THE King's State visit to Berlin in February was attended with great enthusiasm and friendliness on the part of the German people. It was happily timed, preceding by a few weeks the debate in our own Parliament on the Naval Estimates, and thus tending to allay the bitter spirit of animosity which so often crops up when the affairs of England and Germany are brought under public discussion. One of the most pleasing incidents of the visit was the reception by the civic authorities at the Bradenburg Gate, and the visit to the Rathaus, where the hospitality of the municipality was again enjoyed. No small share in the success of the visit was due to Queen Alexandra, who won all hearts by her grace and charm wherever she appeared among the German people.

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