Louis Napoleon: Courting Princess Beatrice
by Jeff Warren
Louis Napoleon, Emperor Napoleon III's heir, longs for Princess Beatrice, Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter. He is determined to spend time alone with her, but has to contend with his parents, watchful chaperones, and the irascible Bertie, Prince of Wales. Based on events reported in court circulars and newspaper articles from February 1872.
Short story 4000 words approx.