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.