XX Swinemünde 8/VI/1901.
I send you this lines through my son Adalbert to whom I trust you will kindly extend your grace. It is the first foreign country which he visits, and as he is still only a middy I beg you will not make too much of him officially. He is young and steady and I rely upon you that you will kindly see that he does not get into wrong or bad company.
With best love to Alix and her times I remain, with great pleasure anticipating our meeting on the sea
Ever your most aff-ate cousin and friend
- Prince Adalbert arrived off Petrograd on July 19th in the German training ship "Charlotte." On July 23rd the Czar wearing the German Naval Uniform paid him a visit on board.