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1. How long was Princess Frederick William of Prussia (Vicky, the Princess Royal) in labour with the future Kaiser Wilhelm II, her first child?
2. Vicky gave birth to her second child in 1860. This little girl would eventually turn out to be just as much of a thorn in her mother's side as the Kaiser was. But what was her name?
3. Vicky's next surviving son (Albert William Henry, always known by his last name) was born in 1862. As a second son, his career was predetermined almost from birth. What did his parents have in mind for him?
4. When Vicky's brother Bertie was marrying Alexandra of Denmark, four-year-old Wilhelm behaved appallingly at the ceremony. With what disrespectful title did he address Queen Victoria?
5. Vicky gave birth to her third son in 1864, named Francis Frederick Sigismund, though known to the public as Prince Sigismund and to his family as 'Sigi'. Vicky absolutely adored him, but he very sadly died in what year?
6. Princess Frederica Wilhelmina Amelia Victoria of Prussia was born in 1866, and was known to the public as Princess Victoria. Her family called her 'Moretta'. At one time, Moretta dearly wished to marry a foreign prince. Who was he?
7. Vicky's spirits were lifted when Prince Joachim Frederick Ernest Waldemar ('Waldy' in the family or Waldemar to the public) was born in 1868. He was a lively child, fond of practical jokes, and once set one of his more exotic pets loose in Queen Victoria's study. What was it?
8. Empress Augusta, Wilhelm's grandmother, often spoiled him shamelessly. What cruel lie did she tell him about his mother?
9. The next addition to the Anglo-Prussian nursery was made in 1870, when Princess Sophie Dorothea Ulrica Alice ('Sossie') was born. She was destined to become one of the five granddaughters of Victoria to sit on a European throne. What country did Sophie become queen of upon her husband's accession to the throne?
10. By the time Princess Margaret Beatrice Feodora was born in 1872, it was clear that the Crown Princess would have no more children. Margaret ('Mossy') was always very kind and respectful to her mother, and in the late 1880s Queen Victoria and Crown Princess Vicky (now regarding themselves as consummate matchmakers) decided to set Mossy up with one of her cousins. Who?
11. By the late 1870s, the time had come for Wilhelm to marry. He soon fell hopelessly in love with one of his cousins. Who was she?
12. Vicky's husband, Emperor Frederick III, died of throat cancer in 1888 after a reign of only 99 days. What was the first action of the new Emperor, Wilhelm II?
13. After the Great War, Wilhelm fled to Holland and the comparative safety of Doorn, his home there. Dona did not long survive this change of scene, dying in 1921. Surprisingly, Wilhelm married again, at the age of 62. What was his new wife's name?
14. Soon after the end of the Great War, Moretta bumped into one of her English relatives, and expressed a wish that they would all be friends again soon. Who was it she was talking to?
15. Mossy, the youngest, outlived all her brothers and sisters. What year did she die?
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