But there was a growing estrangement from Athens, which ended at length in an open breach.
The causes of their subsequent estrangement are obscure, but it was possibly due to the empress's lavish expenditure in charity and church building, which endeared her to ecclesiastics but was a serious drain on the imperial finances.
Throughout the reign of Arcadius there was estrangement and jealousy between the two brothers or their governments.
But Berezowski's pistol shot, which accentuated the estrangement from the tsar, and the news of the death of Maximilian at Queretaro, cast a gloom over the later fetes.
The failure of the ministry, and the estrangement between King William and the Liberal party, opened to him the way to power.