Letter to King Leopold I of Belgium

Letter to King Leopold I of Belgium  (1854) 
by Victoria of the United Kingdom, edited by Arthur Christopher Benson

Queen Victoria's Letter to King Leoplod I of Belgium from Buckingham Palace (United Kingdom), dated 21 February 1854


"MY DEAREST UNCLE,— ...
War is, I fear, quite inevitable. You will have seen that Emperor Nicholas has not given a favourable answer to our Brother Napoleon (which I hear has disappointed him extremely, as he expected very great results from it); and the last proposals or attempts made by Buol. It is to be hoped will not be accepted by Russia, for France and England could not accept them; but if Austria and Prussia go with us— as we hope they will— the War will only be a local one. Our beautiful Guards sail to-morrow. Albert inspected them yesterday. George is quite delighted to have a division...
I must now conclude, with Albert's affectionate love. Believe me always, your devoted Niece,

Victoria R


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