I own that I feel very anxious for the safety of the Emperor… If he once gets inside the walls of the prison of St. Peter and St. Paul, I doubt he will ever come out alive.
Walked in the garden with May, fine and bright but cold.
I am deeply distressed at the events of the last week. My thoughts are always with you, and I shall always remain your faithful and devoted friend, just as I have always been in the past, as you know.
Heard from Buchanan that the Duma has forced Nicky to sign his abdication and Misha had been appointed Regent and after he has been 23 years Emperor. I am in despair.
Decorated seventy-five officers, received ten Indian officers, inspected six motor-ambulances, walked in the gardens of Buckingham palace for some exercise, and relaxed in the evening arranging his stamp collection.
Bad news from Russia, practically a Revolution has broken out in Petrograd and some of the Guards Regiments have mutinied and killed their officers. This rising is against the Government not against the war.
The wretched Russian monk caused a tremendous sensation in the world but is only regretted by poor dear Alicky who might have ruined the whole future of Russia through her influence. I am sure she thinks herself like their Empress Catherine.