Isle of Wight Observer – August 29, 1874
Royal Patronage & Lost and Found
ROYAL PATRONAGE – On Saturday last, Mr Henry Knight, of the Royal Victoria Arcade, photographer, attended The Battery, Sandown, by command, and succeeded in producing some splendid likenesses of their Imperial Highnesses the Crown Prince and Princess of Germany. Mr Knight has also been honoured with the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen.
LOST AND FOUND – We were sorry to hear that Mr J W Fisher, superintendent of the Ryde Pier, while in the act of showing a lady friend the handsome breast pin presented to him by the Crown Prince of Germany, accidently let it slip into the sea through one of the appertures on the pier. On Friday morning, however, the treasure was recovered by a professional diver, who, after making several unsuccesful dips, fortunately secured the lost gift and restored it to its owner.
The above image shows the arrival of the Crown Prince and Princess on Ryde pier, in 1874.