Prague and The Lobkowicz Palace


| 9/2/2017 12:00:00 AM



Marilyn JonesAn original love letter dated June 20, 1622, is displayed in a glass cabinet under a green velvet cover in The Lobkowicz Palace. Translated it reads in part:

Zdenek Vojtech Popel, 1st Prince Lobkwicz to Polyxenia Lobkwicz

My beloved,

The good Capuchin friars are returning to Vienna so I have wanted to give them this letter, with which I kiss your hands, entrusting myself to you with Vaclav, and to know you are, my queen. Here, work seems to never end. It seems like a thousand years since I saw you: I wish I could make a quick trip to Vienna.

I have some things that the Governor of Bohemia has sent…



A kiss for Vaclav, and to all my regards; And have me, my only treasure, in your good graces. Don’t forget about me. May our Father bless you, and protect you one thousand years.