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Postby aukepalmhof » Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:30 pm

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Driven by his duty as an advocate for peace, Prince Albert I, who had been made aware of the risks of a deterioration in relations between France and Germany, began participating in the Kiel Regatta from 1898 onwards. The Regatta was a sporting event that attracted members of high society, but it was also – and above all – an opportunity for diplomacy. Prince Albert I was often accompanied to the event by French politicians in a bid to promote informal discussions with Emperor Wilhelm II and to try to bring the two nations closer together. The friendship between Albert I and the Kaiser was based on their shared passion: marine science. In a coincidence of timing, the two men were together, during the middle of the Kiel Regatta, when they learned about the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife on 28 June 1914.

In the background are two yachts depict, of which the left is a schooner-rigged yacht and the smaller yacht on the right is a one mast cutter rigged yacht. Looks the Kaisers yacht METEOR I and METEOR IV are showed in the background

The yacht on which Prince Albert I (right) and the German Kaiser Wilhelm II (left) are standing on the stern is an unknown yacht. She has a double steering wheel, which was also on the Imperial yacht METEOR IV, she was also at the Kiel Regatta, but METEOR V was in 1914 at the regatta in Kiel, but I could not find a deck-plan and I am not sure she had a double steering wheel.

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