As preparations for Prinzessin Sophie-Vittoria's debut ball at the ducal palace of Schloß Johannisberg begin to become visible with the pavilions and trellises being erected all along the parterre, plans for her international debut throughout the courts of Europe are taking shape as well. The Prinzessin is renowned for her acomplishments with the harpsichord, watercolours and lacework, as well as her mastery of the chaconne, the gavotte and the French historical past tense. In person the Prinzessin, portrayed with her mother at left, stands just over 16 hands, and is well known for her good temper, great endurance, fine head, well-formed neck, strong back, and well-ribbed toning.
IN related news, Monsignor Chiaroscuro, Tutor and Confessor to the Ducal Household, announced today that Oberst Otto Freiherr von Thurgau, commander of His Grace's Leib-Kurassier regiment and Generalinspekteur der Kavallerie, will serve as commander of the Prinzessin's honour guard throughout her tour of the courts of Europe, in which rôle he will also pursue negotiations with his military peers at those courts for new sires for the ducal cavalry remount programme just launched by the Quartermaster-General. Oberst von Thurgau will especially seeking new hotbloods to spark the existing Ardennes breeding stock, which has proven to be susceptible to softness due to an ill-advised admixture of draft coldbloods in earlier generations. Oberst von Thurgau has expressed especial interest therefore in debuts at the Scandalusian, Gallian and Britannian courts.