George V and Nicholas II

Just a random post that was inspired by Emma Westport’s “Imperial Mistress”  over at the Seduced by History blog here.

These two cousins looked exactly alike.  Their mothers were sisters, daughters of Christian IX of Denmark.

See what I mean?

Guess which is which.

Sometimes the families could not tell them apart when they were wearing each other’s uniforms, or in this case, Willy’s Prussian guard outfits.

Storm clouds were gathering on the horizon when this photo was taken.  And I don’t mean rain.