Duke of Cambridge et al. in London - March, 1847
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were so good-natured as to ask us to dinner on Wednesday, and take us on to one of the Ancient Concerts. I told the Duke I should write to you about my having been for the first time at an Ancient Concert, by his kindness, and he said, ‘Yes, she used to go to the Ancient Concerts—she knows I am an old Handelian.’… I am sure I wondered at his spirits and lungs—talking all dinner-time and even more than usual across the table to the Duke of Wellington and Lady Mansfield; and then, throughout the concert, singing after everything, vocal or instrumental.
Frances von Bunsen, Letter from Baroness Bunsen to her mother Mrs Waddington, 12 Mar. 1847. In Augustus Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Frances Baroness Bunsen, volume 2 (London, 1879), p. 96. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1383321807004 accessed: 22 November, 2017
location of experience: London
Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:02:22 +0000