Hi! Made some more uniforms!
Here is the chart of uniforms for the rank of Grand Admiral of the Imperial German Navy. This rank is now held solely by the Kaiser.
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Featured character: Kaiser Friedrich IV of Germany.
Father: Wilhelm III
Mother: Alexandra Elizabeth of Thurn-Taxis, Dowager Empress of Germany
Spouse: Hildegaard of Schwarzburg.
Friedrich IV assumed the title of Emperor of Germany and King of Prussia upon the death of his father, Wilhelm III, following a fatal heart attack at the age of 57. He is also the only current European monarch besides Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom that is a war veteran: Friedrich flew with the Luftwaffe in reconnaissance missions in the Second Balkan War. One of these missions was one of last flights over Belgrade. Friedrich achieved the rank of Captain (Hauptmann
), which he cherishes.
Friedrich IV, during his times as Crown Prince, was extremly popular due to his "Nordic, godlike" features, being frequently compared with Prince William of the United Kingdom and Emperor Napoleon VIII of France. The selection of his bride generated a media circus since the Kaiser forbade any of his children to marry someone below their rank. Friedrich chose Princess Hildegaard of Schwarzburg, a grandniece of the King of Sweden by her mother's side. The second act was the wedding ceremony at the Berliner Dom, in which the Israeli ambassador protested the playing of Deutschland Über Alles
(that just happened to be the national anthem since 2002) and Wagner's Bridal March and stormed out in the middle of the ceremony. This created the first rift between the German Empire and Israel, but nor the ceremony was interrupted in any way and the German-Israeli diplomatic relations were resumed during the much-publicized visit of the Crown Princely couple to Israel shortly after. Aside from the worries about security, the highlight of the visit was when Friedrich visited the tomb of Oskar Schindler.
Friedrich IV is, according to some ufologists, an alien. More specificially, Ashtar Sheran in disguise. The Kaiser, being told this, found it "very funny".
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This is an aged version of his face, to symbolize his long reign: Friedrich IV will reign at least 30 years, just like his great-great-grandfather Wilhelm II. Also, seeing such a fresh, young face in that Grand Admiral was weird.
He is the first "clean-faced" Kaiser, but would occasionaly grow a beard as he ages.
I dedicate this work and all other future German designs to
, whose dedication to build a credible timeline and insignia for his AU German Empire inspires me in my own project.
Overall look of the chart is based on those by
, whose works on uniforms is an inspiration for me with some of the most detailed uniforms here
Standard greatcoat and artic greatcoat inspired by original work by
I consider the gala dress uniform my personal achievement here. I opted to leave it without any decoration so you can appreciate the full gaudiness of my creation!