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Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom

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...It is sad and discouraging that the reports of dear Leopold show no improvement, & I am sure it must be a worry to you. All one can say, is that one has tried all for the best, & one must bear in mind that possibly it may be some time still before he can use his legs properly after such repeated attacks & that paralysis...
On her son, Prince Leopold (later Lord Leopold Mountbatten)
Letter from Princess Beatrice to her son's tutor, Mr Theobald (1903-06-10) (Private collection)

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