20 April 1894 Engagement of Princess Alix of Hesse to Nicholas Tsesarevich of Russia
“Today is the first day of my engagement to my darling, adorable Alix. A marvelous, unforgettable day. Oh God, what a mountain has rolled from my shoulders. The whole day I have been walking in a dream, without fully realizing what has been happening to me.” Nicholas
After breakfast, the radiant couple went to have coffee with Queen Victoria, who was delighted with the engagement and reveled in the company of the young lovers. Ten days of bliss followed, during which the couple walked, talked and dined together.
Fascist Israeli occupation forces turns the church of the Holy Sepulcher into military outpost, very few Palestinian Christians succeeded to reach, 19 April 2014.
Queen Victoria’s Diary - Friday 20th April 1894
‘A dull morning. — Breakfasted alone with Beatrice. — Soon after Ella came in, much agitated, to say that Alicky & Nicky were engaged, & begging they might come in. I was quite thunderstruck, as though I knew, Nicky much wished it, I thought Alicky was not sure of her mind. Saw them both. Alicky had tears in her eyes, but looked very bright & I kissed them both. Nicky said 'she is much too good for me'. I told him he must make the religious difficulties, as easy as he could for her, which he promised to do.’
Tessa&Scott | Talking about this moment before the SD at Skate Canada 2013.