LV Berlin 6/III/1906
The return of General à la suite v. Jacobi to Tsarskoe gives me the opportunity of sending these lines through him. They are to express my sincerest and heartfelt thanks for your kind wishes for our silver wedding and for the splendid present you kindly sent us both. They are really most splendid! Lovely in colour and exquisite in workmanship; the chiffres in precious stones making an excellent set off on the soft dark green of the stone. They attracted great attension among our guests and were duly admired. It was most kind of you to think of our old wedding and to take part in our festivities like this I was most pleased to salute all the deputations you sent me. Especially my brave "Viborgs" were the centre of admirative curiosity; they made a very good impression everywhere and were "fêted" as much as possible. The festivities were most tiring and exerting, but happily Victoria got through pretty well after just having had a sharp attack of influence. Since 3 days we have perfect summer here and everybody is out on horseback and on foot, auto or cycle even hundreds are to be seen sitting in the gardens and on the terraces of the "cafes" drinking their coffee or bier out of doors! I suppose this warm weather will soon reach you too! With best love to Alix and the babies and once more thanking you for your lovely gift,
Ever your most devoted and aff-ate Friend and
- The Kaiser was married on February 27th, 1881, to Augusta-Victoria, Princess of Slesvig-Holstein. With their silver wedding was celebrated the marriage of their second son, Prince Eitel Friedrich, to the Duchess Sopbie Charlotte of Oldenburg.