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From H.R.H. the Duchess of Kent (Kensington Palace) to the Duchess of Northumberland: thanks for the letter - offers sympathy on death of Duchess' parent - their own loss 'came upon us [Duchess of Kent and Princess Victoria] heavily'. 'It is true that we were not much noticed by the late King, but from the hour of the Duke of Kent's death, he placed the most unbounded confidence in me, in relation to my precious child' - Princess Victoria is very 'well', no truth in rumour that she has water on the brain.


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