Photo Gallery: Europe's Great Conflagration 01/08/2014
 A group of royals at the end of the 19th century. Many of the leaders of the...
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A group of royals at the end of the 19th century. Many of the leaders of the big European powers on the eve of World War I were related. In this 1894 picture, the Prince of Wales, later to become King Edward VII, can be seen on the back-right. Next to him stands Wilhelm II, the emperor of the German Reich.