of allegiance from the army.
's horse was a fine light sorrel — he in full uniform, with light blue trousers.
In Piazza del Independenza.
We at the American Consulate
Much acclamation and waving of handkerchiefs.
Went at 5 in the afternoon to see the dead King
lying in state.
His body was shown set on an inclined plane, the foreshortening disfigured his poor face dreadfully, making his heavy moustache to look as if it were his eyebrows.
Behind him a beautiful ermine canopy reached nearly to the ceiling — below him the crown and sceptre on a cushion.
Castellani's beautiful gold crown is to be buried with him.”
She says of the funeral:--
“The monarch's remains were borne in a crimson coach of state, drawn by six horses.
His own favorite war-horse followed, veiled in crape, the stirrups holding the King
's boots and spurs, turned backward.
Nobles and servants of great houses in brilliant costumes, bareheaded, carrying in their hands lighted torches of wax. ... As the cortege swept by, I dropped my tribute of flowers. ...”
. To Parliament, to see the mutual taking of oaths between the new King
and the Parliament.
Had difficulty in getting in. Sat on carpeted stair near Mrs. Carson
came at two in the afternoon.
Sat in a loggia ornamented with red velvet and gold.
Her entrance much applauded.
With her the little Prince
her son; the Queen
, her sister-in-law; and Prince