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Title: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Aliss_Kande on August 09, 2005, 12:49:47 PM
Does anyone have information on the six daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm IV?  
(Marie Adelheid, Charlotte, Hilda, Antonia, Elisabeth, Sophie)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Marlene on August 09, 2005, 01:45:43 PM
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Does anyone have information on the six daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm IV?  
(Marie Adelheid, Charlotte, Hilda, Antonia, Elisabeth, Sophie)



well, what kind of information.  Numerous genealogies provide genealogical detail.  There are several German language books published in Luxembourg that include photos and information about the family.  
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Aliss_Kande on August 09, 2005, 03:00:31 PM
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what kind of information. 


Books on them, photos, any internet sites you recommend, etc...

I have tried to find stuff on them for months and come up almost empty handed.  I know Marie Adelheid was forced to abdicate and I want to know more about that situation.  Charlotte abdicated I think just because she wanted to retire, but I'm not sure.  On the other four, I only know Antonia married Crown Prince Rupprect of Bavaria.  

Really, any information would be nice, I'm not picky.

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: cimbrio on August 09, 2005, 06:01:37 PM
Grand Duke William IV of Luxembourg, Guillaume Alexandre (April 22, 1852 - February 25, 1912) was the eldest child of Grand Duke Adolf of Luxembourg. He became Grand Duke when his father died on November 17, 1905.

On June 21, 1893, he married Maria Ana of Portugal. The couple had six daughters, the eldest of which, Marie-Adélaďde (1894-1924), was declared Heir Apparent on July 10, 1907, and eventually became the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg. The second daughter Charlotte (1896-1985), then succeeded her on the throne in 1919.

Their other daughters were:

   * Princess Hilda (1897 - 1979), who married HSH Adolf, Fürst zu Schwarzenberg.
   * Princess Antoinette (1899 - 1954), who married Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria.
   * Princess Elizabeth (1901 - 1950), who married HSH Ludwig Philipp, Prince von Thurn und Taxis.
   * Princess Sophia (1902 - 1941), who married HRH Ernst of Saxony, son of Frederick Augustus III of Saxony.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: cimbrio on August 09, 2005, 06:10:57 PM
The family of William IV of Luxemburg wasn't a happy one. His first daughter Adelaide succeeded him on his death on February 25th 1912. Her reign wasn't at all popular and was forced to relinquish her position in favour of her more peaceful sister Charlotte, who the same year married the Parma Prince Felix. They had several children, and she died of cancer. He died in 1970.
William IV's next daughter was Hilda, who married a minor German Prince but failed to give him any children.
Antonia, the next one, married Rupert of Bavaria, the Crown Prince and son of Louis III. They had 6 children, of which the first and the fourth aren't alive any more. In fact, the first one, Heinrich, was killed in a car accident in Argentina in 1958. His widow, Anne de Lustrac, died in the same circumstances in 1999 at the age of 71. They ahd no children.
The next daughter, Élisabeth, married Ludwig Philipp von Thurn und Taxis and had two children. The eldest, Anselm, was killed in 1944 when he was just 19.
The youngest daughter, Sophie, died married and after having mothered three children, at the age of 31 in Munich during WW2 though I still don't know of what(air raid, natural causes, childbirth, illness?)...
Well, I did my best :) If you can see Maria Anna's pic above ask me to post more, I have one of Adelaide and one of Charlotte.-
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Prince_Lieven on August 10, 2005, 06:13:06 AM
Thank you so much for all the info, guys . . . Interesting to note that Queen Elisabeth of Romania was related to the Grand Ducal family . . .
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: cimbrio on August 10, 2005, 12:22:27 PM
What do the Royal Family speak in private? French, German, Luxemburgeois...?
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Marlene on August 10, 2005, 01:08:37 PM
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What do the Royal Family speak in private? French, German, Luxemburgeois...?



French first, but are also fluent in German, and the national language, as well as English, which what I used when I talked with the grand duke a few weeks ago in Serbia.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: grandduchessella on August 11, 2005, 10:29:12 AM
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The youngest daughter, Sophie, died married and after having mothered three children, at the age of 31 in Munich during WW2 though I still don't know of what(air raid, natural causes, childbirth, illness?)...


Wasn't she hit by a bus while crossing the street?
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: grandduchessella on August 11, 2005, 10:55:59 AM
They were related to quite a few (and intermarried):

Charlotte & Felix they were first cousins
Maria Anna--Charlotte

Maria Antónia m Roberto, Duke of Parma--Felix

Josephine Charlotte & Jean 2nd cousins once removed

Miguel Porgual-- Maria José m. Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria--Queen Elisabeth of Belgium--Leopold III--Josephine Charlotte

Miguel Porgual-- Maria José m. Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria--Charlotte m Felix Bourbon-Parma--GD Jean

6 sisters & Queen Elisabeth Belgium they were 1st cousins

Maria José m. Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria--Queen Elisabeth of Belgium

Maria Anna m William Luxemburg--6 daughters

CPss Antonio & her husband's 1st wife Marie Gabrielle of Bavaria They were 1st cousins

Miguel Porgual-- Maria José m. Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria--Marie Gabrielle m CP Rupprecht of Bavaria

Miguel--Maria Anna m William Luxemburg--CPss Antonia m CP Rupprecht of Bavaria

Ernst of Saxony & Sophie Luxemburg 2nd cousins once removed

Maria Gloria of Portugal (who married QV's cousin Ferdinand of Coburg)--Maria Ana of Portugal m. King Georg of Saxony--Ernst

Maria Gloria--Miguel--Maria Anna--Sophie

by marriage (esp Charlotte & Felix's) they were further related to:
Queen Marie Louise of Bulgaria (Felix's sister)

Margarethe of Denmark (dau of Waldemar & Marie) who married Felix's brother Rene

Karl I of Austria who was married to Felix's sister Zita

Charlotte's daughter Elizabeth married Franz Ferdinand of Austria's grandson Franz Ferdinand Duke of Hohenberg

Elizabeth of Luxemburg's (she of the 6 sisters) uncle Miguel, Duke of Braganca married Elizabeth of Thurn & Taxis who was the aunt of her future husband Ludwig of T&T
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: grandduchessella on August 11, 2005, 11:14:46 AM
Hilda of Luxemburg was originally engaged to Duke Philip of Wurttemberg in 1920. The engagement had to be broken because until GDss Charlotte's first child was born, Hilda was heiress. Public opinion wouldn't have supported her marrying a German prince. Later on her 3 younger sisters (Elisabeth, Sophie & Antonia) were all allowed to marry German princess but by then Charlotte had a child. Even still, the marriages didn't take place in Luxemburg and Charlotte wasn't allowed to attend. She eventually married Prince Adolf of Schwarzenberg (an Austrian princely house). He was an staunch (and vocal) anti-Nazi (as was his BIL CP Rupprecht of Bavaria) and he and Hilda spent most of the WW2 years in the US. They stayed there and he died in 1950 whereupon Hilda returned to Luxemburg until her own death in 1979.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: grandduchessella on August 11, 2005, 11:22:14 AM
Sophie's husband Ernst was the youngest son of the infamous Louise of Tuscany, CPss of Saxony. After having several children and tired of the hidebound Saxony court she fled with her children's tutor. Her last child was born after that but was accepted as her husband's. She was divorced from her husband and he retained custody of all the children, including the youngest. His elder brother, CP George, renounced his rights to the throne and became a priest. It's believed that due to his anti-Nazi activities he was murdered by the Nazis. Two of Ernst's sisters, Margarete and Alix, married twins Friedrich & Franz Josef Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (whose sister Augusta Victoria married their kinsman King Manuel of Portugal). Since Ferdinand I of Romania was their cousin that, along with Queen Elisabeth, was another link with the Romania throne though by marriage and not blood.

Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: cimbrio on August 11, 2005, 11:31:30 AM
Ella, where DO you get all that from??? So, did Sophie die in a road accident then?
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Marlene on August 11, 2005, 01:43:11 PM
I have a photograph of the engaged couple - Hilda and Philipp that was given to me by Charlotte's ADC.  They actually spent a lot of time in Africa, and Adolf wrote a book about farming in Africa.  He wrote it in English.

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Hilda of Luxemburg was originally engaged to Duke Philip of Wurttemberg in 1920. The engagement had to be broken because until GDss Charlotte's first child was born, Hilda was heiress. Public opinion wouldn't have supported her marrying a German prince. Later on her 3 younger sisters (Elisabeth, Sophie & Antonia) were all allowed to marry German princess but by then Charlotte had a child. Even still, the marriages didn't take place in Luxemburg and Charlotte wasn't allowed to attend. She eventually married Prince Adolf of Schwarzenberg (an Austrian princely house). He was an staunch (and vocal) anti-Nazi (as was his BIL CP Rupprecht of Bavaria) and he and Hilda spent most of the WW2 years in the US. They stayed there and he died in 1950 whereupon Hilda returned to Luxemburg until her own death in 1979.

Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: cimbrio on August 12, 2005, 06:18:13 AM
I thought a picture of the map of Luxemburg may be interesting... Well, to be honest, I just found it by pure chance and thought "well why not"

(http://media.maps.com/magellan/Images/LUXEMB-W1.gif)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: cimbrio on August 12, 2005, 06:28:02 AM

 sisters:
Hilda, Antonia, Elisabeth and Sophie:




(http://www.royaltyguide.nl/images-families/nassau/luxemburg/1897%20Hilda.JPG)

(http://www.royaltyguide.nl/images-families/nassau/luxemburg/1899%20Antonia.JPG)

(http://www.royaltyguide.nl/images-families/nassau/luxemburg/1901%20Elisabeth.JPG)

(http://www.royaltyguide.nl/images-families/nassau/luxemburg/1902%20Sophie.JPG)


Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: grandduchessella on August 12, 2005, 09:59:28 AM
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Ella, where DO you get all that from??? So, did Sophie die in a road accident then?


From spending a lot of time reading and researching.  :) Royalty Between the Wars and Royalty Before the Wars has some photos on the family. They have a photo of Philip & Hilda in there (Between the Wars) from their engagement.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Marlene on August 12, 2005, 11:16:16 PM
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Ella, where DO you get all that from??? So, did Sophie die in a road accident then?



There are several books on Luise of Tuscany, including her own memoirs, as well as her second husband's memoirs -- even Anna's governess wrote a book (which was published in English.)   Luise's escapades were front page news on both sides of the Pond.

As for Sophie, she died from a bloodclot in her lungs - this information was provided to me in a letter from her son Dedo in 1991.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: grandduchessella on August 13, 2005, 08:14:40 AM
So William Mead Lalor was incorrect about her being hit by a bus or did that accident result in the blood clot?
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: cimbrio on August 13, 2005, 09:04:02 AM
Whatd di the other sisters die of BTW? I'm surprised there's so little about them on the net...
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Marlene on August 13, 2005, 08:28:28 PM
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So William Mead Lalor was incorrect about her being hit by a bus or did that accident result in the blood clot?



Dedo said she developed the blood clot after having a bout of flu.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Marlene on August 13, 2005, 08:31:30 PM
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Whatd di the other sisters die of BTW? I'm surprised there's so little about them on the net...



Why surprised.  The Internet is not  the end all and be all for information.   Everything in the world is not available at the touch of a keyboard.   None were really public personalities. They lived largely private lives and were hardly newsmakers.  I have the obits of all the sisters (apart from Sophie as she died during the war) from the main Luxembourg papers ... Elisabeth's obit was one paragraph,
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Prince_Lieven on August 14, 2005, 05:06:03 AM
Well, since everything is not available from the computer, it's a good thing we have you and grandduchessella, isn't it?
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Marlene on August 15, 2005, 10:18:37 AM
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Well, since everything is not available from the computer, it's a good thing we have you and grandduchessella, isn't it?



One should not be too dependant on others.  I do have plans to write  a book on the descendants of Grand Duke Adolphe, so of course, I would be doing myself a disservice by providing too much information.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Prince_Lieven on August 15, 2005, 11:56:29 AM
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One should not be too dependant on others.  I do have plans to write  a book on the descendants of Grand Duke Adolphe, so of course, I would be doing myself a disservice by providing too much information.


Don't worry Marlene - my mother always told me not to depend on authors to give me informations about royalty . . . but silly me I thought this message board was all about sharing information!
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Marlene on August 15, 2005, 02:06:30 PM
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Don't worry Marlene - my mother always told me not to depend on authors to give me informations about royalty . . . but silly me I thought this message board was all about sharing information!



well, your mother was right ... It's not the sharing that bothers me ... it's the burden or the expectations that some have on others ...
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Prince_Lieven on August 15, 2005, 02:27:52 PM
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well, your mother was right ... It's not the sharing that bothers me ... it's the burden or the expectations that some have on others ...


If you wish, I will stop expecting anything from you . . .
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: cimbrio on August 15, 2005, 02:28:31 PM
I don't think anyone here means to be a burden on you Marlene. Simply some of us aren't able to get certain information that other here have. I agree that this is the goal of the message board: freely giving out any information we like. It is entirely up to you what you give us and what you don't, but when you do give us infortmation try not to attack those more amateur members on here such as myself and Prince_Lieven: we're not amateurs because we like being amateurs as you'll be kind enough to appreciate. If you're not happy giving us information I doubt you're comfortable wriiting a single post here. Now, no one's forcing you to do anything but I'd much rather read your (often interesting) posts without the steaming hot guilt you seem to lure over some of us. I'd venture to ask a bit of understanding faith in us, and we'll try to be more professional in our searches. After all, some of us aren't trying to write a paperback, are we?
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Marlene on August 15, 2005, 03:47:06 PM

I don't have an edge of hot guilt -- whatever that means.  Everyone can do what I do.  It might mean hours and hours in libraries, making copies off microfilm or browsing through publications each week in a store that sells foreign magazines and newspapers, or now setting up searches in news search engines for royal stories.  You are able to get the information.  You might not know how to get the information, but you are able to do so.  It may require hard work, or giving up a Saturday afternoon, and spending it in a library.  But you are able to do it.   My collection has been used by other researchers ...

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I don't think anyone here means to be a burden on you Marlene. Simply some of us aren't able to get certain information that other here have. I agree that this is the goal of the message board: freely giving out any information we like. It is entirely up to you what you give us and what you don't, but when you do give us infortmation try not to attack those more amateur members on here such as myself and Prince_Lieven: we're not amateurs because we like being amateurs as you'll be kind enough to appreciate. If you're not happy giving us information I doubt you're comfortable wriiting a single post here. Now, no one's forcing you to do anything but I'd much rather read your (often interesting) posts without the steaming hot guilt you seem to lure over some of us. I'd venture to ask a bit of understanding faith in us, and we'll try to be more professional in our searches. After all, some of us aren't trying to write a paperback, are we?

Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: cimbrio on August 15, 2005, 04:02:51 PM
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I don't have an edge of hot guilt -- whatever that means.  Everyone can do what I do.  It might mean hours and hours in libraries, making copies off microfilm or browsing through publications each week in a store that sells foreign magazines and newspapers, or now setting up searches in news search engines for royal stories.  You are able to get the information.  You might not know how to get the information, but you are able to do so.  It may require hard work, or giving up a Saturday afternoon, and spending it in a library.  But you are able to do it.   My collection has been used by other researchers ...




No one thinks your work doens't have its merit, which it does, but you must agree this is a page to share info to help each other (not just you helping us, but all helping each other). I think everyone welse will agree. My opinion is we all share as much as we want out of our own good will, we cannot force each other to do so, but I fear you may have the wrong insight on this type of page if that's the case, after all, the "authors" on here are much less common than us amateurs, nd no one is keen on a fight, but plain sharing of royalty, that's all. I just hope you understand what I mean, I'm not trying to impose any sort of law on anyone.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: cimbrio on August 15, 2005, 04:06:47 PM
Plus, I think, if anything, this quarrel is insulting to the memory of the Luxemburg  Princesses, let's keep our eye on the ball OK everyone?
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Prince_Lieven on August 15, 2005, 04:24:05 PM
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Plus, I think, if anything, this quarrel is insulting to the memory of the Luxemburg  Princesses, let's keep our eye on the ball OK everyone?


Well, said cimbrio! There's a question I have been wanting to ask: were Marie-Adelaide, Charlotte and their sisters styled 'HRH' as daughters of the Grand Duke, or was it 'Grand Ducal Highness'?
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: cimbrio on August 15, 2005, 04:35:40 PM
I think they were HRH all of them, though I say this from memory. I'll post somethign more reassuring later on.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Wettin on August 21, 2005, 07:04:53 PM
Sorry, I´m coming in late into this quarrel and I don´t want to continue it, but I agree with you Cimbrio. We are active on this board in order to share info. Some of us have read more books in different languages than others. Some of us have known royalties, some of us are related to them. But we all share the fact that we have started from a tiny beginning. And yes, Sophie died by a traffic accident in Munich. If you are interested in the royal house of Saxony, the margraves of Meissen, please don´t  hesitate to ask me. May I also humbly refer to my few lines under the thread Hohenzollern "German Catholic Royal Families".
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Prince_Lieven on August 22, 2005, 05:01:26 AM
Welcome to the board Wettin! And thank you for your contribution!
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Wettin on August 25, 2005, 01:02:06 PM
Thank you very much. I´m sorry but I´m a bit confused over the contributions about the catholic branch of the house of Wettin, margraves of Meissen. The contributions are spread in different threads all over the message board. Now I see that someone has started a new thread over the queens of Saxony. Why put it under the heading "Hohenzollern"? Why not put it under a new heading e g "Other German Royal Families".
It would suit an old librarian like me better, although I´m able to use your search engine.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Prince_Lieven on August 25, 2005, 01:54:55 PM
Whether or not to create a new board is the decision of the Forum Admin, Wettin - these boards need moderators and such. In fact, this BeNeLux and the French boards are less than a month old - the Admin could not create them until cimbrio, grandduchessella and I volunteered to moderate them . . . you see what I mean?

So, for the sake of convenience, threads relating to the Houses of Saxony, Prussia, German Empire, Habsburg and other German houses are put in the Hohenzollern section.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Aliss_Kande on September 05, 2005, 09:37:01 PM
Does anyone know about their lives?  Their personalities, likes and dislikes, stuff like that?  Also, does anyone have any pictures besides the ones on worldroots?  I've seen those a zillion times.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Linnea on September 06, 2005, 10:05:49 AM
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Does anyone know about their lives?  Their personalities, likes and dislikes, stuff like that?  Also, does anyone have any pictures besides the ones on worldroots?  I've seen those a zillion times.

I have read the memoires of Irmingard of Bavaria, Antonia´s daughter and niece of Marie Adelaide, Charlotte, Hilda, Elisabeth, Sophie. Irmingard e.g. wrote that Hilda had inherited the "Braganza temperament" and thus got angry quickly. I.´s mother and her aunt Sophie looked very much alike and once, at carnival, both sisters went as clowns. They looked exactly alike (the pic is in the book, but I don´t have a scanner >:(. Maybe somebody else has it?) and Irmingard wrote, that she had nightmares after this "double-mama-event". If you like, I could write more  :).
Some pics I hope you haven´t seen yet:
Antonia
(http://worldroots.com/brigitte/gifs5/antonialuxembourg1899-7.jpg)

with husband Rupprecht and stepson Albrecht
(http://www.jacobite.ca/postcards/images/rupant02.jpg)

with her family
(http://www.jacobite.ca/postcards/images/rupant06.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Lanie on September 06, 2005, 11:46:40 AM
Thank you for the pictures, Linnea!  The Luxembourg princesses were all so lovely, I think.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Aliss_Kande on September 06, 2005, 05:41:39 PM
Thanks Linnea!  I had never heard the clown story before. :)

And I agree with Lanie, they were very pretty.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: cimbrio on September 07, 2005, 03:23:10 AM
I think they were very pretty too, especially Sophie, probably their darker features was a nice break from the blond, blue-eyed princesses that plaued Europe :D

I'm off to England for 10 days and shan't be able to be on till I come back home. Take care y'all and don't get into any problems :) Anything you need, ask Prince_LIeven, who I'm sure will be happy to help :) Bye people! :-*
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Linnea on September 30, 2005, 10:48:07 AM
Question: Which one of those lovely princesses do you like best?
My personal favourite is Antonia. She was a easy-going person, a sportswoman (loved skiing) and was a brilliant mother.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Prince_Lieven on September 30, 2005, 10:52:29 AM



I would like to pick a favourite of the sisters, but I don't know enough about their different personalities - Marie Adelaide is the only one I know any personal information about . . .
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Linnea on September 30, 2005, 12:32:14 PM
the princesses in 1907
(http://www.jacobite.ca/postcards/images/antoniachild02.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Linnea on September 30, 2005, 12:36:30 PM
and some of my personal favourite Antonia. I´ll stop then, I promise! ;D
(http://www.jacobite.ca/postcards/images/antoniachild04.jpg)
Antonia and Elisabeth
(http://www.jacobite.ca/postcards/images/antoniachild07.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Aliss_Kande on October 01, 2005, 01:02:25 PM
I don't know much about their personalities or anything either.  I only know them through the pictures.  I think I like Marie Adelheid best, even though I don't think anyone else does.  No one has still answered my question on the Marie Adelheid thread about what she did to make everyone hate her, besides being nice to the Germans during WWI.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Linnea on October 01, 2005, 03:59:13 PM
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I don't know much about their personalities or anything either.  I only know them through the pictures.  I think I like Marie Adelheid best, even though I don't think anyone else does.  No one has still answered my question on the Marie Adelheid thread about what she did to make everyone hate her, besides being nice to the Germans during WWI.
I think this was enough to make the Allies and their friends to be against you.Hmm.What do you think: If Marie Adelaide would have stayed Grand Duchess after WWI, would she have married and got children?

Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Aliss_Kande on October 01, 2005, 04:16:02 PM
Beautiful picture Linnea!!!
I think she probably would have gotten married because it was expected of her and maybe have had a couple kids, but I don't think she would have had a large brood like Charlotte.  From what I do know about her personality, she doesn't seem like the motherly type.  Oh well, we'll never know for sure.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Linnea on October 04, 2005, 11:24:45 AM
Oh well, Charlotte had 6 children, but I wouldn´t call that a large brood (not in these times). ;)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Aliss_Kande on October 04, 2005, 09:46:38 PM
Compared to her sisters it was.  Marie Adelhied and Hilda had none.  Sophie only had two.  I don't know how many Elisabeth had.  Antonia had six, but it is still large compared to the others.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Linnea on October 05, 2005, 01:03:41 AM
Elisabeth had two children. You are right, compared to her sisters Charlotte (and Antonia) really had a large brood. ;)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: LenelorMiksi on October 25, 2005, 12:18:35 AM
The Princesses' mother, Grand Duchess Maria Anna. She must have felt furious after the birth of Sophie!  I wonder if the girls had a good relationship with their parents.  I remember seeing another royal family, German maybe, who had an equal proliferation of daughters, but I might have just glanced at the Lux sisters instead.  Maria Anna looks annoyed in her later pictures, as if she holds a grudge against fate for withholding a son.  That idea may be attributed to my overactive imagination.  I'm still wondering what Marie-Adelaide died of... I'm thinking tuberculosis because of the period and onset.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Svetabel on October 25, 2005, 01:22:32 AM
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 Maria Anna looks annoyed in her later pictures, as if she holds a grudge against fate for withholding a son.  That idea may be attributed to my overactive imagination.  


:).. Possibly she was annoyed as she did not know what to do with all that brood of daughters. Just imagine - to find suitable husbands for each of them! Moreover, I guess she was a regentess - not an easy task for woman. :)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Linnea on October 25, 2005, 02:06:09 AM
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I wonder if the girls had a good relationship with their parents.

From what I know, Maria Anna and her daughters had a good relationship. When the daughters were married away, they always used to vistit their mother in Luxemburg or in Hohenburg (M. Anna moved there when Charlotte´s reign began).
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Aliss_Kande on October 26, 2005, 08:17:39 PM
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 I'm still wondering what Marie-Adelaide died of... I'm thinking tuberculosis because of the period and onset.


Tuberculosis sounds good, but for some reason influenza and/or pneumonia(?) come into my mind.  I do know she died in the convent she went to.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: crotalo on December 04, 2005, 05:00:07 AM
Anyone knows which princess of Luxemburg Marcel Proust refers on his book? Is it real or based on real facts?
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: PssMarieAmelie on December 06, 2005, 04:49:23 AM
Quote
Question: Which one of those lovely princesses do you like best?
My personal favourite is Antonia. She was a easy-going person, a sportswoman (loved skiing) and was a brilliant mother.



I quite like Antonia the best too. Very laid back, survived a concentration camp, very sporty and a very loving mother. ;)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Marlene on December 09, 2005, 10:03:35 AM
Quote


I quite like Antonia the best too. Very laid back, survived a concentration camp, very sporty and a very loving mother. ;)



I am not sure I would have used the word "survived" as she never recovered from being placed in a concentration camp - and she died less than a decade later due to the effects of what transposed there.  
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: anabel on December 17, 2005, 06:50:07 PM
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Anyone knows which princess of Luxemburg Marcel Proust refers on his book? Is it real or based on real facts?

He is actually refering to Alice Heine, an American, who became Princess of Monaco (it was her second marriage, she was by then already a Duchess of Richelieu) when she married Prince Albert I. of Monaco. Proust used her as a kind of model for his "Princesse de Luxembourg" in In Search of Lost Time.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Leuchtenberg on February 19, 2006, 10:36:32 PM
Quote

Well, said cimbrio! There's a question I have been wanting to ask: were Marie-Adelaide, Charlotte and their sisters styled 'HRH' as daughters of the Grand Duke, or was it 'Grand Ducal Highness'?


At one time, the style of Royal Highness was only for the Grand Duke, his spouse, and the Heir.  The remainder of the family were Grand Ducal Highnesses.  Marie-Adelaide and Charlotte were Royal Highnesses as they were Grand Duchesses.

The other descendants of Grand Duchess Charlotte get their Royal Highness style through Charlotte's husband who was a Bourbon-Parma.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: La_Rainha on February 26, 2006, 04:19:04 AM
To the language in the Grand ducal family:
When you see old fotos or postcards from the nice sisters, the informations are always in german language! This was normal, because the most luxemburg people speak german with dialect.
But suddenly, after the World War I, the grandducal family prefer the french language, maybe Grand Duchess ADelheid was in the war friendly to german politics!  
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: La_Rainha on February 26, 2006, 04:23:53 AM
THANK YOU FOR THE HIT!
A book about Antonia!
I don`t know why, but I really like this woman. It think, she was really a very fine and friendly person!
But she looks always so sad! I`m collecting old photos of Royalties and most time, Antonia looks sad into the camera, even if she has a newborn child on her knees!
I think, her marriage with Rupprecht was in good harmonie, even if he was 20 years older than her! It was love!
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: grandduchessella on February 26, 2006, 11:55:56 AM
Quote
Did you compare the one I posted with the first one.  I know the one I posted IS Marie Adelheid and she is in the EXACT same pose as the girl you question.  I think it is safe to say that the one in the back is Marie Adelheid.


There was a postcard for sale recently that was the same sitting, different pose, and it had the IDs on it. It said it was Marie Adelheid.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Marlene on March 15, 2006, 03:50:08 PM
Quote


Marie-Adelaide joined a convent.
That doesn't seem a proper nun's outfit  ::)



Marie Adelaide never took the vows of a nun.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Marlene on March 15, 2006, 03:54:41 PM
Quote
Do you know if they'll have a version in English?



There are no plans for an English translations.  Translations are expensive investments for publishers.  This book will have a small market in German ... and there would be no real interest in the Anglo world.  No publisher could justify selling the rights to an English language publisher plus the investment of a translation.

Schlim, by the way, also wrote a superb book on Schloss Hohenberg, the Luxembourgs' Bavarian castle.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Aliss_Kande on March 15, 2006, 04:34:49 PM
Do you know of any books in English?
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Eurohistory on March 16, 2006, 09:55:52 AM
Very intriguing sisters indeed.  I can let you know that Eurohistory.com has in our hands a manuscript on a book about the six sisters, which we hope to bring to publication later this year.

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Agneschen on March 16, 2006, 12:56:06 PM
Great news !  :D
I am still wondering whether I am going to buy the Schlim bio of Princess Antonia or not. I have a book by him about King Ludwig II of Bavaria which I found pretty disappointing.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Eurohistory on March 16, 2006, 05:04:02 PM
I do not have the book Schlim wrote on Ludwig II - but will certainly get the Antonia biography, even if it is just for the photos.

Last month I was a guest of the Duchess of Cro˙'s at her family estate near Dülmen, Germany.  I arrived in the morning, had lunch with the family and spent most of the afternoon in amazing conversations with her, the Duke (who is sadly very ill) and her daughter-in-law.  I have shown to her the manuscript of the book and she wants to read it before hand.

Princess Gabriella was absolutely delightful!

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Aliss_Kande on March 16, 2006, 05:12:26 PM
Quote
Very intriguing sisters indeed.  I can let you know that Eurohistory.com has in our hands a manuscript on a book about the six sisters, which we hope to bring to publication later this year.


Yeah!  Please let me know when it's out!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Eurohistory on March 16, 2006, 06:11:21 PM
When that happens I will post a notice at the APA...at least six months more are needed.

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on August 05, 2006, 08:53:44 AM
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/familygroupportrait.jpg)
Group portrait of the Grand Duchess Maria Anna with her six daughters ; from left to right : Hilda, Charlotte sitting,
 Marie Anne, Marie-Adelheid, Antonia, Elisabeth and Sophie
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on October 15, 2006, 09:46:26 AM
Here a very interesting link which proposes an online access of daily newspapers and weekly magazines illustrated where we can find much infos and pics on Grand Ducal Family of Luxemburg.

Enjoy :

http://www.bnl.lu/cgi-bin/luxonline.pl?action=intro
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on December 28, 2007, 12:38:22 PM
The six little Princesses :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/1905.jpg)

Princesses Hilda, baby Antonia, Marie-Adelheid and Charlotte with their parents Grand Duke Guillaume IV and Grand Duchess Maria Anna :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/fgd.jpg)

The six Princesses with their mother Maria Anna born Princess of Bragança :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/7b.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on December 30, 2007, 10:21:33 AM
Hello, Aliss and thank you for your compliments !

As you see I am back on this thread for my greatest pleasure...

I have gotten numerous pictures of the Luxemburg Princesses since my last participation and I will soon'd share with joy.

In the meantime, I invite you to explore this site : http://www.luxemburgensia.bnl.lu/cgi/luxonline1_2.pl?action=co&sid=cpdg , where you can watch, although in small format, tons of postcards on the Grand Duchess Marie-Adelheid, her family and her sisters.

Happy new year to you !

Sincerely,

Sophie alias KarlandZita.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Aliss_Kande on December 30, 2007, 12:08:30 PM
Your site is absolutely fantastic!  So many pictures that I've never seen before.  But they're so tiny!  Is there anyway you could post them here or give a link to see them bigger?  Wonderful site, though.  I love it!

Edit:  After looking through more of the pictures.  Absolutely beautiful!  I am in awe of your collection!
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on January 03, 2008, 12:12:03 PM
Your site is absolutely fantastic!  So many pictures that I've never seen before.  But they're so tiny!  Is there anyway you could post them here or give a link to see them bigger?  Wonderful site, though.  I love it!

Edit:  After looking through more of the pictures.  Absolutely beautiful!  I am in awe of your collection!

Happy that the site asks you, Aliss !

I also like it very much. But there is indeed a pity that the pictures are of a size too small. I guess that's a question for management rights.

Personally, I don't know whether it is possible to zoom in or how to do it.

But maybe someone on this board is quite gifted to accomplish this feat !
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on January 06, 2008, 05:31:54 AM
The three elder Princesses Marie Adelheid, Charlotte and Hilda :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/girls1903.jpg)

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/threeolder.jpg)

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/3prinz.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on January 13, 2008, 12:45:52 PM
The four older on horseback :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/charlottehorse.jpg)
Charlotte

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/hildaonh.jpg)
Hilda

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/toniahorse.jpg)
Antonia

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/8-1.jpg)
And Marie Adelheid

Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Adagietto on January 14, 2008, 05:46:24 AM
Such delightful pictures, thank you!
Antonia was particularly beautiful I think:

(http://inlinethumb53.webshots.com/37556/2642860460100532270S600x600Q85.jpg)

(http://inlinethumb32.webshots.com/41823/2448087270100532270S600x600Q85.jpg)

(http://inlinethumb52.webshots.com/37811/2436974060100532270S600x600Q85.jpg)

At the time of her marriage to Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria:
(http://inlinethumb28.webshots.com/39259/2893879990100532270S600x600Q85.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on January 16, 2008, 01:12:02 PM
It's true that Antonia was a beautiful young Princess. But, in my opinion, all six had their beauty and charm.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Adagietto on January 16, 2008, 01:47:28 PM
Yes indeed, they always made such a lovely group

(http://inlinethumb21.webshots.com/13396/2056953030100532270S600x600Q85.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on January 19, 2008, 07:56:55 AM
The three youngest :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/antonieelisa-1.jpg)
Princesses Antonia and her sister Elisabeth

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/elisasophie-1.jpg)
Princesses Elisabeth and Sophie

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/es.jpg)
The same

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/elisofie.jpg)
Again Elisabeth and Sophie



Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on January 26, 2008, 08:58:56 AM
Five young Princesses of Luxemburg :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/youngadel.jpg)
Marie Adelheid

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/char.jpg)
Charlotte

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/hil.jpg)
Hilda

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/elie.jpg)
Elisabeth

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/sofie1.jpg)
Sophie
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on March 01, 2008, 11:23:09 AM
The six little Princesses together :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/seahcma.jpg)

Heir Princess Marie Adelheid and her sister Charlotte Aldegonde :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/maca.jpg)


Marie Adelheid and one of her sister, probably Charlotte, with kids during the Great War :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/1917.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Prudence on March 17, 2008, 10:33:24 AM
Thank you so, so much for posting these beautiful photographs. I'm quite pleasantly surprised to see that there is an interest in the Grand Ducal family of Luxembourg.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on April 13, 2008, 09:19:15 AM
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/th_sophie8.jpg) (http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/sophie8.jpg)
Sophie

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/th_elisa4.jpg) (http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/elisa4.jpg)
Elisabeth

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/th_toni.jpg) (http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/toni.jpg)
Antonie

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/th_may.jpg) (http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/may.jpg)
Marie Adelheid

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/th_ch58.jpg) (http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/ch58.jpg)
Charlotte Aldegonde and Hildegarde
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on April 29, 2008, 09:56:35 AM
Marie Adelheid and Charlotte with horses :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/th_mar.jpg) (http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/mar.jpg)

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/th_9v.jpg) (http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/9v.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on June 29, 2008, 08:35:15 AM
Princess Sophie :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/th_so.jpg) (http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/so.jpg)

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/th_slx.jpg) (http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/slx.jpg)

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/th_signature.jpg) (http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/signature.jpg)

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/th_sofielux1.jpg) (http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/sofielux1.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on August 02, 2008, 08:32:54 AM
Group photos of the six Princesses, with or without their mother :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/th_sweetmother-1.jpg) (http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/sweetmother-1.jpg)

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/th_six1916.jpg) (http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/six1916.jpg)

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/th_group1916-1.jpg) (http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/group1916-1.jpg)

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/th_familygroupportrait.jpg) (http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/familygroupportrait.jpg)

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/th_girlsgroup.jpg) (http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/girlsgroup.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on September 18, 2008, 02:15:18 PM
Two photos of the four older girls, from left to right : Hilda, Marie-Adélaide, Charlotte and Antonia :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/th_clmbg.jpg) (http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/clmbg.jpg)

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/th_4siss.jpg) (http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/4siss.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Ally Kumari on October 06, 2008, 09:51:28 AM
Sorry if hese have been posted...

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_2314323598_1c9b3596bb_o.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/2314323598_1c9b3596bb_o.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_2370945137_c7546b944a_o.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/2370945137_c7546b944a_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Ally Kumari on October 20, 2008, 01:03:43 PM
A really cute postcard
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_2195187494_c3d5fc385e_o.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/2195187494_c3d5fc385e_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on October 26, 2008, 09:32:25 AM
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/luxc.jpg)
The six little Princesses with their mother Grand Duchess Marie Anne

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/antoniesofieelisa.jpg)
Princesses Antonie, Elisabeth and Sophie together

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/playungcricket.jpg)
Princesses Marie Adelheid, Charlotte, Hilda and Antonia playing cricket

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/sofieelisainpark.jpg)
Elisabeth and Sophie in Berg Castle Park
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Rani on January 25, 2009, 10:52:44 AM
(http://i43.tinypic.com/2u8wif7.jpg)

(http://i44.tinypic.com/29uro0i.jpg)

(http://i39.tinypic.com/34njeir.jpg)


Antonias wedding and her child
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: grandduchessella on January 25, 2009, 04:00:32 PM

(http://i39.tinypic.com/34njeir.jpg)




I saw this on ebay and later on a website, but it looks more like Charlotte than Antonia to me.  :-\
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Svetabel on January 26, 2009, 12:40:37 AM
I saw this on ebay and later on a website, but it looks more like Charlotte than Antonia to me.  :-\

I believe that's Antonia. Charlotte had different shape of the face and hair-style as well.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: grandduchessella on January 27, 2009, 07:33:06 PM
http://i39.tinypic.com/34njeir.jpg (http://i39.tinypic.com/34njeir.jpg)



It had reminded me of this one:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3532/3231302728_5623e1f0da.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Ally Kumari on January 31, 2009, 04:47:37 AM
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_2194399647_08139d094d_o.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/2194399647_08139d094d_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: beladona on February 15, 2009, 03:47:57 PM
I found this cute picture as Antonia, is that true?

(http://www.adels-archiv.de/fotos/006/006-0233.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on February 24, 2009, 10:36:47 PM
Does anyone have pictures of Princess Sophie they'd be willing to share?  I can't seem to find very many...
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Ally Kumari on February 26, 2009, 05:51:52 AM
Chralotte, Hilda and Antonie
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_AntoineHildaandCharlotte-1.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/AntoineHildaandCharlotte-1.jpg)

Elisabeth and Sophie
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_ElisabethandSophie-1.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/ElisabethandSophie-1.jpg)

Marie-Adelheid
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_MarieAdelheid-1.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/MarieAdelheid-1.jpg)

Baby Marie-Adelheid with her parents
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_ThecouplewithAdelheid-1.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/ThecouplewithAdelheid-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Teddy on March 09, 2009, 12:53:26 AM
It would be nice if Rosvall would take time to produce a book about these Luxembourg Princesses! I thought there was one in the making, by Arturo.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on March 13, 2009, 12:57:14 PM


The six princesses



(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/marieanneandco.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on March 25, 2009, 03:57:24 PM
Young Marie-Adelheid :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/th_erb.jpg) (http://s73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/?action=view&current=erb.jpg)

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/th_mad.jpg) (http://s73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/?action=view&current=mad.jpg)

Antonia :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/th_mai.jpg) (http://s73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/?action=view&current=mai.jpg)

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/th_antoniachild04.jpg) (http://s73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/?action=view&current=antoniachild04.jpg)

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/th_tonyprof.jpg) (http://s73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/?action=view&current=tonyprof.jpg)

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/th_toni-1.jpg) (http://s73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/?action=view&current=toni-1.jpg)

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/th_antoniawhitedress-1.jpg) (http://s73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/?action=view&current=antoniawhitedress-1.jpg)

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/th_antonia04.jpg) (http://s73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/?action=view&current=antonia04.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Svetabel on April 14, 2009, 06:23:36 AM
Although it is sometimes really hard to distinguish between these princesses, it's Hilda. Here she is pictured with a son of Duke Albrecht of Württemberg - Philipp Albrecht? - to whom she was engaged before her marriage to Adolf von Schwarzenberg.

Does anybody have any pictures of Hilda with her husband? I've only seen wedding pics.

If I remember correctly there's a photo of Hilda and her husband in the Royalty between the Wars by William Mead Lalor.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Svetabel on April 15, 2009, 12:35:23 PM
Although it is sometimes really hard to distinguish between these princesses, it's Hilda. Here she is pictured with a son of Duke Albrecht of Württemberg - Philipp Albrecht? - to whom she was engaged before her marriage to Adolf von Schwarzenberg.

Does anybody have any pictures of Hilda with her husband? I've only seen wedding pics.

If I remember correctly there's a photo of Hilda and her husband in the Royalty between the Wars by William Mead Lalor.

Like this one :

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/PrincessHilda_spouse-.jpg)

Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: MarieCharlotte on May 11, 2009, 05:54:36 AM
Princess Antonia

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/mariasophia1841/antonia10.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/mariasophia1841/antonia09.jpg)


Marie Adelheid, Charlotte, Hilda and Antonia - an amazing snap shot

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/mariasophia1841/prinzessinnen11.jpg)


The princess with her children Heinrich, Irmingard, Editha, Hilda, Marie Gabrielle and Sophie at Fischbach - Antonia looks frail, vulnerable and skinny after the time she spent in the concentration camp

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/mariasophia1841/antonia_kinder05.jpg)

Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: XJaseyRaeX on May 13, 2009, 03:42:11 PM
Lovely pictures of Antonia!

And yeah...Nicholas thought he had it bad with four girls...but six...wow...just image that . :D ;D
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: MarieCharlotte on May 13, 2009, 04:04:17 PM
And yeah...Nicholas thought he had it bad with four girls...but six...wow...just image that . :D ;D

Archduke Friedrich had eight daughters. Child number nine was finally a son. :-)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: XJaseyRaeX on May 15, 2009, 08:11:29 AM
And yeah...Nicholas thought he had it bad with four girls...but six...wow...just image that . :D ;D

Archduke Friedrich had eight daughters. Child number nine was finally a son. :-)


oh wow! that must have been lonely for the only boy! especially being surrounded by all girls!
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: MarieCharlotte on May 21, 2009, 10:05:32 AM

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/mariasophia1841/charlotte_antonia01.jpg)

The Princesses Charlotte and Antonia (right) with their little dog "Pimperl"

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/mariasophia1841/charlotte_belgien01.jpg)

Albert and Elisabeth of Belgium visiting Charlotte. Elisabeth and Charlotte were first cousins as their mothers Marie José and Maria Anna were sisters.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/mariasophia1841/elisabeth_louis02.jpg)

Princess Elisabeth, her husband Louis Philippe of Thurn und Taxis and their first child Anselm
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: MarieCharlotte on May 21, 2009, 10:07:50 AM

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/mariasophia1841/antonia_sophie01.jpg)

Antonia and Sophie (on the left). Princess Irmingard of Bavaria wrote: "Who is the right mummy?" :-)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Jose II on May 22, 2009, 01:14:56 PM
What an amusing photo.

Thank you for posting it Marie-Charlotte
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on June 07, 2009, 10:28:52 AM
Grand Duchess Marie Anne with her daughters and her grandchildren :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/gdmaaf.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on November 30, 2009, 02:46:01 PM
The three eldest, Marie Adelheid, Charlotte and Hilda :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/mach.jpg)

The three younger sisters, Antonia, Elizabeth and Sophie :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/mahc.jpg)

Five sisters, Marie Adelheid, Charlotte, Hilda, Antonia and Elizabeth :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/sweet.jpg)

Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on November 30, 2009, 06:11:49 PM
KarlandZita, thank you for posting these!  I've been hoping someone would start this thread again!  I found this great postcard of Princess Charlotte as a little girl:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2716/4148073419_19542471cc.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on December 01, 2009, 02:44:33 PM
KarlandZita, thank you for posting these!  I've been hoping someone would start this thread again!  I found this great postcard of Princess Charlotte as a little girl:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2716/4148073419_19542471cc.jpg)

What a lovely postcard from Charlotte ! Thank You Littlelulu !

Here Charlotte a little older, breaking a barrier to horse :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/charlottehorsing.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Aliss_Kande on December 01, 2009, 09:18:44 PM
From that angle, she looks a little bit like Marie Adelheid, doesn't she?
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on December 02, 2009, 09:17:02 AM
Antonia with husband Rupprecht and stepson Albrecht

(http://i50.tinypic.com/14dm6ua.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on December 02, 2009, 01:29:06 PM
Does anyone have any as-yet unposted photos of Hilda?
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on December 06, 2009, 07:14:08 AM
Wedding of Elisabeth and Philippe of Thurn of Taxis, in 1922 :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/weddelisabeth1922.jpg)

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/elisaludwigthurntaxis1922.jpg)

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/philippethurnundtaxiselisabethwed19.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on December 21, 2009, 02:56:00 PM
Princess Sophie of Luxembourg-Saxony with her husband :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/sophsax.jpg)

Sophie and her son Albrecht :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/sophieundalbrechtofsachsen.jpg)

Princess Sophie with her three sons :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/sophiesaxonyandsons.jpg)

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/sop.jpg)

Sophie with her husband and her sons :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/sofiefamily.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: MarieCharlotte on December 21, 2009, 03:03:27 PM
Sophie and her son Albrecht :
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/sophieundalbrechtofsachsen.jpg)

Sophie's eldest son Dedo (Albrecht Friedrich August Johannes Gregor Dedo) died on December 6th 2009.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on January 07, 2010, 08:05:56 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4066/4250299228_990495ef5a_o.jpg)

Hilda.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on February 13, 2010, 09:30:40 AM
Sweet Marie Adelheid :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/marad.jpg)

Charlotte and Hilda :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/charlotehilda.jpg)

Antonia :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/tonia.jpg)

Elisabeth and Sophie :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/lisasofie.jpg)

Elisabeth :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/elisbeth.jpg)

The Princesses on balcony :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/prinzessinenbalcon.jpg)

Marie Adelheid in carriage :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/grosma.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on February 25, 2010, 07:37:11 PM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2715/4388136365_8610bc0f88_o.jpg)

Marie-Adelheid.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4030/4388100123_f1f2bf284d_o.jpg)

Sophie.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Aliss_Kande on February 26, 2010, 05:10:08 PM
Dru, Dru, I love you!  Thanks for the pics!
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on February 26, 2010, 05:58:51 PM
I'm so glad you like them :)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on March 01, 2010, 09:19:53 AM
Charlotte and Hilda 1909-1910 :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/charlottehilda.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on March 07, 2010, 10:43:54 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4064/4416253678_af88d3424b_o.jpg)

Postcard signed by the princesses.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on March 21, 2010, 10:44:10 PM
Beautiful photos, KarlandZita and Katenka!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2724/4452527903_cb86475111_o.jpg)

Antonia.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2796/4452528153_b91b70275a_o.jpg)

Little Sophie.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on March 22, 2010, 12:50:51 PM
Beautiful photos, KarlandZita and Katenka!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2724/4452527903_cb86475111_o.jpg)

Antonia.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2796/4452528153_b91b70275a_o.jpg)

Little Sophie.

The last one of  Sophie is totally new to me. Thank you very much, Dru, for sharing this find with us !!!
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on March 23, 2010, 06:41:41 PM
You are very welcome, KarlandZita!  I'm glad I found one that you hadn't seen--you always have the best Luxembourg pics. ;)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2736/4458717584_495991f928_o.jpg)

Marie-Adelheid.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on April 10, 2010, 10:30:56 AM
Hilda :

(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/6643/hillt.jpg) (http://img217.imageshack.us/i/hillt.jpg/)

Antonie :

(http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/1443/antonielux.jpg) (http://img251.imageshack.us/i/antonielux.jpg/)

and Sophie :

(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/2771/sofq.jpg) (http://img217.imageshack.us/i/sofq.jpg/)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on April 13, 2010, 02:56:23 PM



Marie Adelheid in 1914 with Queen Wilhelmine of Netherlands :

(http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/9572/marieadelheidwilhelmine.th.jpg) (http://img144.imageshack.us/i/marieadelheidwilhelmine.jpg/)

Click pictures for enlarge them.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on April 14, 2010, 04:53:06 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4521881508_ea71315745_o.jpg)

Little Elisabeth.  Sorry for the size.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4067/4521255875_86432ac494_o.jpg)

Maria-Anna with her daughters and their children (late 1920s?).
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on April 21, 2010, 06:02:41 PM
Are there no book about these princesses?

There's a book about Antonia, but it's in German, and I think there might be an out-of-print book about Marie-Adelheid. 
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: MarieCharlotte on April 23, 2010, 10:52:42 AM
There's a book about Antonia, but it's in German, and I think there might be an out-of-print book about Marie-Adelheid.  

Jean Louis Schlim: Antonia von Luxemburg. Bayerns letzte Kronprinzessin. LangenMüller, München 2006

A nice book with a lot of pictures.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on April 24, 2010, 08:13:51 AM
Princess Antonia :

(http://img7.hostingpics.net/pics/205237antonierupprecht.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=205237antonierupprecht.jpg)

(http://img7.hostingpics.net/pics/468660kronprinzessinant.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=468660kronprinzessinant.jpg)

(http://img7.hostingpics.net/pics/632563antoniatiara.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=632563antoniatiara.jpg)

(http://img7.hostingpics.net/pics/405300antonie2.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=405300antonie2.jpg)

Antonia and Rupprecht :

(http://img7.hostingpics.net/pics/381059antoniaruppert.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=381059antoniaruppert.jpg)

Princess Rupprecht with her kids :

(http://img7.hostingpics.net/pics/404869antoniel.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=404869antoniel.jpg)

(http://img7.hostingpics.net/pics/220711antonieandchilds.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=220711antonieandchilds.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on May 05, 2010, 11:29:18 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3309/4583394774_7139ac1e83_o.jpg)

Painting of little Marie-Adelheid, Charlotte, Hilda, and Antonia.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4051/4582756131_52f60cb8e5_o.jpg)

Painting of a young Marie-Adelheid.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: XJaseyRaeX on May 06, 2010, 04:56:14 AM
in the first painting i noticed that Marie-Adelheid and Antonia are holding a blue ribbon...is there any signifigance to that?
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on May 06, 2010, 01:00:17 PM
in the first painting i noticed that Marie-Adelheid and Antonia are holding a blue ribbon...is there any signifigance to that?

I'm guessing it might have something to do with the family's hopes for a male heir.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on June 15, 2010, 06:23:01 AM
Marie Adelheid, 1912 :

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4638/marieadelv.th.jpg) (http://img163.imageshack.us/i/marieadelv.jpg/)



Another of the same day :

(http://img7.hostingpics.net/pics/566510marieadelheid.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=566510marieadelheid.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on June 15, 2010, 02:27:06 PM
If I'm not mistaken, that tiara once belonged to Grand Duchess Elizaveta Mikhailovna, who married into the Nassau family and died in childbirth shortly after.  Princesses Charlotte and Hilda both wore it for their weddings.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on July 12, 2010, 02:29:23 PM
Six little Princesses :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/6pol.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on July 12, 2010, 04:25:10 PM
Princesses Marie Adelheid, Charlotte, Hilda and Antonia on horses :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Luxemburg%20Royalty/4.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on July 12, 2010, 05:34:50 PM
Is that their grandmother with them in the last picture?
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on July 13, 2010, 12:23:54 PM
Is that their grandmother with them in the last picture?


I do not think, may be just a lady attached to their service ?
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on July 20, 2010, 01:13:51 PM
Beautiful, Katenka!  Thank you for sharing.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on July 21, 2010, 08:39:37 AM
You welcome!! here two more also courtesy of the ANNO

(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/9278/hcvl.jpg) (http://img101.imageshack.us/i/hcvl.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on July 31, 2010, 06:38:01 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4085/4847249835_bd86fd9377_b.jpg)

Little Sophie.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on August 14, 2010, 07:56:48 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/4892524422_f959909c5e.jpg)

Sophie with her sons Dedo and Timo.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on September 06, 2010, 07:11:21 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4084/4965975672_ef7be679db.jpg)

Not great quality, but a beautiful image of Hilda.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on September 07, 2010, 02:09:24 PM
Yes, me too. They were all so charming. But it was hard to find each time new. You will succeed very well because the last pictures you posted were unknown to me. Thank you again for your efforts.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on September 08, 2010, 07:29:01 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4091/4972116327_d7211ab53e.jpg)

Here are all six princesses with horses.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on September 09, 2010, 02:21:18 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4144/4974288805_a99e33a295.jpg)

Picture of Antonia used on the cover of Schlim's book.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on September 10, 2010, 09:26:50 AM
Hilda and her first fiance, Prince Phillip von Wurtemberg (Eldest son of Albretch von Wurtemberg and wife Archduches Margarete of Austria)

(http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/1073/hildaluxembourg1897ub1.jpg)

Ps: Phillip Albretch was IDENTICAL to his uncle Ferdinand Karl!
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on September 12, 2010, 10:18:08 AM
Hilda and her first fiance, Prince Phillip von Wurtemberg (Eldest son of Albretch von Wurtemberg and wife Archduches Margarete of Austria)

(http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/1073/hildaluxembourg1897ub1.jpg)


Why did the marriage does not occur ?
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on September 12, 2010, 10:34:41 AM
Well for what i read, the engagement was broken because she was the heir while Charlotte has no kids and well, it was bad looking to marry a German in the post war `s times.

 
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on September 14, 2010, 08:48:31 AM
Well for what i read, the engagement was broken because she was the heir while Charlotte has no kids and well, it was bad looking to marry a German in the post war `s times.

 

Thanks for the info. However, all the sisters, including Hilda, married Germans. The marriage that raised the most objections was that of Antonia and Rupprecht of Bavaria, who was able to enter thanks to the Grand Duchess Marie Adelaide.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on September 14, 2010, 08:49:43 AM
Yes, i knew that, thats why i found weird the desition,. But due the period (post war time) its understood.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Lucien on September 14, 2010, 02:48:02 PM
Eureka!I would gladly join your cause,as thousands of others here would for the same reason,an ignore button.....
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on September 14, 2010, 02:55:33 PM
I love this cute family photo!

(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/6641/mariabraganca18616ysush.jpg) (http://img684.imageshack.us/i/mariabraganca18616ysush.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Lucien on September 14, 2010, 03:06:09 PM
How many more pages does your album have?
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on September 21, 2010, 10:13:28 AM
I've never seen that picture in such good quality before--thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on September 21, 2010, 10:24:02 AM
You welcome ^^

The little princesses playing Croquet

(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/894/5502798346.jpg) (http://img843.imageshack.us/i/5502798346.jpg/)

 

Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on September 22, 2010, 06:53:53 AM
The princesses and mommy

(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/2674/4141873032a.jpg) (http://img43.imageshack.us/i/4141873032a.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on September 25, 2010, 05:54:39 AM
The Princesses at aerodrome, 1907-1908 :

(http://img7.hostingpics.net/pics/256328airdrom1908.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=256328airdrom1908.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on September 25, 2010, 08:22:24 AM
The three older Marie Adelheid, Charlotte, Hilda :

(http://img7.hostingpics.net/pics/205471mach.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=205471mach.jpg)

Five little princesses :

(http://img7.hostingpics.net/pics/414250pssl.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=414250pssl.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on September 25, 2010, 08:28:24 AM
Two of the same photoshoot

(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/5464/42303188283.jpg) (http://img641.imageshack.us/i/42303188283.jpg/)

(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/4122/24619886281.jpg) (http://img829.imageshack.us/i/24619886281.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on September 25, 2010, 07:38:28 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4087/5024661406_fedbb279d1_b.jpg)

Elisabeth and Sophie.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on September 28, 2010, 04:10:03 PM
Sisters

(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/868/403115997a.jpg) (http://img580.imageshack.us/i/403115997a.jpg/)
 
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on September 30, 2010, 08:30:27 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4133/5040071951_08a99336ff_z.jpg)

Sophie.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 02, 2010, 06:11:02 AM
Hilda

(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/4328/60996181257.jpg) (http://img837.imageshack.us/i/60996181257.jpg/)

Elisabeth

(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/5871/38336179255.jpg) (http://img841.imageshack.us/i/38336179255.jpg/)

Marie Antonia

(http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/2945/14498886249.jpg) (http://img178.imageshack.us/i/14498886249.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on October 02, 2010, 02:36:51 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/5044590641_2e1a4705dd_z.jpg)

Charlotte

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4147/5045212660_ef8693134e.jpg)

Sophie.  Does anyone have the full version of this?
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Svetabel on October 03, 2010, 07:28:10 AM
Dear posters

Grand Duchesses Marie Adelheid and Charlotte have their own threads. Please post their single pictures there. Such pictures, posted before here, will be moved to their threads.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 03, 2010, 08:09:49 AM
Ok!

Hildergard and Charlotte

(http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/6781/1661716941a.jpg) (http://img245.imageshack.us/i/1661716941a.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on October 03, 2010, 08:52:30 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/5049030853_3fd755284f.jpg)

Elisabeth and Sophie.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on October 10, 2010, 11:33:41 AM
I find that Elizabeth was the one that most resembled her cousin Zita. I know few pictures of Luxembourg Princesses meeting the princes and princesses of Bourbon-Parma.
They were more likely to attend their cousins in Bavaria.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: PrinceEddy1864 on October 10, 2010, 11:55:42 AM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/5049030853_3fd755284f.jpg)

Elisabeth and Sophie.

This appears to be Antonia and Charlotte to me. ?
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on October 10, 2010, 02:14:33 PM
Nope, it's Elisabeth and Sophie--Sophie is the taller one.  She and Antonia did look a lot alike, though.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 10, 2010, 02:18:53 PM
Yup, Dru posted another of the same photoshoot before

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4133/5040071951_08a99336ff_z.jpg
Sophie.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on October 10, 2010, 04:49:42 PM
Here are two more from the same session.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4144/5069452098_e4d2ce37ae_z.jpg)

Elisabeth and Sophie

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4107/5069452080_4317d1328a_z.jpg)

Elisabeth
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on October 15, 2010, 01:29:19 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4083/5083917817_9a833c9713_z.jpg)

Elisabeth with her husband and children, courtesy of Royal Musings Blogspot.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4129/5083907513_2be8744427_z.jpg)

Antonia's wedding.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on October 21, 2010, 07:46:39 PM
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1391/5103170395_1a8b4a2fc9_b.jpg)

Sophie with Ernst-Heinrich and their sons Dedo, Timo, and Gero.  Download for full size.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on October 22, 2010, 04:30:58 PM
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1230/5106013538_2c257a4528.jpg)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1249/5105419613_fecc07e741.jpg)

Hilda and Adolf.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on October 24, 2010, 05:27:19 PM
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1202/5112344328_6f77a2bff9_z.jpg)

The four eldest.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on November 04, 2010, 06:03:53 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4148/5146637601_39050bec27_b.jpg)

Is this Antonia or Sophie?  I think it's Antonia, but I've seen it labeled as both.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on November 18, 2010, 02:07:49 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4148/5146637601_39050bec27_b.jpg (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4148/5146637601_39050bec27_b.jpg)

Is this Antonia or Sophie?  I think it's Antonia, but I've seen it labeled as both.

I would lean more to Sophie but it's hard to say, the two sisters were so similar. A very nice portrait anyway.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on December 05, 2010, 11:44:40 AM
Princess Elisabeth :

(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/721888elisabeth4jpg.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=721888elisabeth4jpg.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on January 08, 2011, 06:41:57 AM
The six little Princesses :

(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/252362six.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=252362six.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on January 08, 2011, 08:48:35 PM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5090/5337349027_6574a46561_b.jpg)

Antonia
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on January 14, 2011, 04:18:40 PM
Charlotte, Marie Adelheid, Hilda, Elisabeth and Antonia :

(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/554906prinzessinnenlux.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=554906prinzessinnenlux.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on January 15, 2011, 06:10:18 AM
Antonia and Rupprecht :

(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/817085antoniarupprecht.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=817085antoniarupprecht.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on January 23, 2011, 10:59:57 AM
Marie Adelheid and Charlotte :

(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/269636mariaadelheidcharlotte.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=269636mariaadelheidcharlotte.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on January 23, 2011, 03:44:21 PM
The five surviving princesses with their mother:

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5205/5381766183_40d9497f7d_b.jpg)

Grand Duchess Maria Anna with her daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren:

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5046/5381766185_b91a7cc546_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on March 28, 2011, 08:21:29 AM
Sophie

(http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/5995/kjsoph.jpg) (http://img828.imageshack.us/i/kjsoph.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on March 28, 2011, 01:48:07 PM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5056/5568376913_9c1ded2d0d.jpg)

Elisabeth and her daughter Iniga--I don't know who the woman in the middle is.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on March 29, 2011, 11:32:39 AM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5142/5571768160_9aa010bcdc_b.jpg)

Hilda.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on April 03, 2011, 12:20:15 PM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5142/5571768160_9aa010bcdc_b.jpg)

Hilda.

Lovely !!! Hilda is one of my favorites !
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on April 03, 2011, 01:51:32 PM
Really?  She's one of my favorites, too; I just wish I knew more about her.  It's so incredibly difficult to find information about these sisters' lives.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on April 14, 2011, 10:09:31 AM
(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/2972/041111030.jpg) (http://img846.imageshack.us/i/041111030.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on April 15, 2011, 10:08:45 PM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5187/5622993291_90cf0e6562_b.jpg)

Hilda's wedding.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on May 17, 2011, 05:31:16 PM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5086/5731837094_d2c9e19bdc_b.jpg)

The princesses with some other children; I'm not sure who they are.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: THERRY on May 18, 2011, 03:34:45 AM
They are from left to right : Prince Albrecht of Bayern (son of Crown Prince Rupprecht and Princess Marie Gabrielle), Karl Theodor zu Torring-Jettenbach  ( son of Hans Viett and Sophie Duchess in Bayern) , Prince Luitpold of Bayern ( son of Rupprecht), Marie Josč von Torring-Jettenbach( daughter of Hans Viett), unknown and Hans Heribert zu Torring-Jettenbach ( youngest son of Hans Viett) .
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on May 18, 2011, 01:31:46 PM
Thanks for the identification, THERRY! :)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on May 22, 2011, 06:51:26 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3447/5748241761_0c93e2b47c.jpg)

Sophie.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on June 02, 2011, 02:34:34 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3490/5790764745_306c04e2c7_z.jpg)

Hilda?
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on June 13, 2011, 08:18:17 AM
(http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/3356/sdhefoshdo.jpg)

Hilda, Marie Adelheid and Charlotte.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on June 14, 2011, 02:33:55 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3490/5790764745_306c04e2c7_z.jpg)

Hilda?

Yes, it's her.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Teddy on June 14, 2011, 06:08:28 PM
I think it would be good if a book about these sisters will be published.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on June 14, 2011, 08:11:20 PM
I wholeheartedly agree with you, Teddy.  There is an old book about Marie-Adelheid and a German book about Antonia, but I don't think there is much of anything about the other sisters.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Teddy on June 25, 2011, 08:19:28 PM
I have already the book about Princess Antonia. I hope to find a copy of the book about Marie-Adelheid.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on July 03, 2011, 09:49:12 PM
Does anyone know how Princess Elisabeth died?  She wasn't quite fifty years old, if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on July 19, 2011, 11:01:47 AM
Six little Princesses :

(http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/777020six.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=777020six.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on October 22, 2011, 07:28:05 AM
Marie Adelheid, Charlotte, Hilda and Antonia with their Bavarian cousins :

(http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/228547bavierelux.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=228547bavierelux.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 22, 2011, 08:45:38 AM
Dru posted it in the previous page.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on October 23, 2011, 04:04:18 PM
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6230/6262313436_4c13c84c34_b.jpg)

Sophie.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on December 18, 2011, 01:55:43 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7031/6533030567_2db93542bb.jpg)

Hilda.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on February 17, 2012, 02:07:12 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7066/6865073329_e68dd1060f_b.jpg)

Sophie.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on February 17, 2012, 02:09:05 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7060/6882592573_a439a4a133_b.jpg)

Postcard featuring Grand Duke Wilhelm, Grand Duchess Maria Anna, and their three eldest daughters.  Download for full size.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on February 18, 2012, 06:14:40 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7020/6832556453_8bd5a92e56_b.jpg)

Sophie.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on March 23, 2012, 04:14:31 PM
Marie Adelheid, Charlotte and baby Hilda with their mother :

(http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/760046marieannadaughters.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=760046marieannadaughters.jpg)

Marie Adelheid and baby charlotte :

(http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/524417marieadelcarlotte.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=524417marieadelcarlotte.jpg)

Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on March 27, 2012, 08:39:45 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7051/6876493442_a2ef01c7d1.jpg)

Hilda at her wedding; I think that's Prince Felix with her, and I'm wondering if he gave her away since her father had passed away in 1912.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on April 29, 2012, 05:02:06 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7277/6979929928_b783c93469_b.jpg)

Marie-Adelheid, Charlotte, and Hilda in the park.  Download for full size.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on May 11, 2012, 01:57:48 PM
The five little princesses. Sophie is not yet born :

(http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/321140littlepcesses.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=321140littlepcesses.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on May 14, 2012, 04:29:41 PM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5238/7198874440_1b62fa7e6f_z.jpg)

Image of their mother, Grand Duchess Maria Anna, on a box of chocolates--she doesn't have her own thread, so I thought I'd post it here.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on May 15, 2012, 11:47:16 AM
Charlotte is probably the one who most resembled her physically.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on May 15, 2012, 03:37:12 PM
I would agree with you there.  Do you know anything about her personality in comparison to those of her daughters?  I read somewhere that Hilda in particular inherited the "Braganza temperament," but that's about all I know. 
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on May 17, 2012, 11:57:05 AM
I would agree with you there.  Do you know anything about her personality in comparison to those of her daughters?  I read somewhere that Hilda in particular inherited the "Braganza temperament," but that's about all I know.  

As William IV, the Grand Duchess Marie-Anne adopted the motto of John the Blind : Ich dien (I serve), to guide her in troubled times of her reign ephemeral. Throughout the duration of illness of the Grand Duke, Grand Duchess, dedicated nurse, assisted him and comforted him relentlessly.

Education of princesses, who were " learning about life as it really is " also a testament to her strength of character. Despite the warmth of maternal love she knew to radiate far beyond the family circle, she was very demanding regarding compliance with the established principles. No sloppiness was tolerated in the morning, they do not read novels or works designed to entertain, and the young princesses were associated with care given to their father.

An anecdote shows the sacrifice that they knew to show. Aged just six years, Princess Sophie, red and swollen hand, says she was stung by a wasp left to protect the Grand Duke, on which she had to see.

During the First World War and four years of occupation of the Grand Duchy by the Germans, the privations touched all Luxembourgers. It was not uncommon then to see the Grand Duchess Marie-Anne refused a meal less meager than usual. She then went a basket under her arm, on the road leading to the bedside of a sick or needy.

The fate of the Grand Duchess Marie-Adelaide, who abdicated in 1919 in favor of her sister Charlotte, was also marked by deep concern for others. Become a Carmelite nun, she devoted herself indeed for the poor in Modena, and Rome.

Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on May 17, 2012, 03:36:14 PM
Thank you so much for the information, KarlandZita!  It's funny: I'm so fascinated by these princesses, but I know so little about them.  It's a shame there isn't much available on them, at least in English, because they seem like very interesting people.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on May 19, 2012, 08:08:10 AM
Antonia :

(http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/977840antonieru.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=977840antonieru.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on May 25, 2012, 05:27:59 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8019/7270137494_0246eb3e30_b.jpg)

Antonia as a bride; I wonder who she is with?
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Svetabel on May 26, 2012, 12:26:05 AM


Antonia as a bride; I wonder who she is with?

Isn't that King Ludwig III of Bavaria?
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: THERRY on May 26, 2012, 05:24:04 AM
Yes he was ! The father of the groom
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on July 25, 2012, 05:39:54 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8145/7530151816_6503422372_b.jpg)

Antonia and Rupprecht with their son Heinrich and Rupprecht's son Albrecht.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8153/7530160834_f8ce610951_b.jpg)

Antonia with Heinrich and Irmingard.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on July 27, 2012, 05:14:46 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8434/7658739780_9f7cef38a7_b.jpg)

Sophie.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on August 17, 2012, 08:01:07 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8301/7805175212_4198743283_z.jpg)

The princesses with their mother.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on August 19, 2012, 01:37:41 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8296/7817078532_b0be338a1b_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8285/7817064096_a4b41e4ec9_z.jpg)

Antonia.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on August 26, 2012, 08:12:33 AM
Another of Antonia :

(http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/181074565376.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=181074565376.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on September 01, 2012, 07:10:22 AM
Six little Princesses :

(http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/217902sixlittlep.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=217902sixlittlep.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on September 06, 2012, 08:24:43 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8181/7946788664_992f1b065a_z.jpg)

Elisabeth and Ludwig-Philipp with their children, Anselm and Iniga

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8031/7946789552_0a47f9d950_z.jpg)

Elisabeth with her children.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Teddy on September 08, 2012, 07:21:13 AM
Are there still no good books about this family, accept the book about Antonia and Marie Adelaide?
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on September 08, 2012, 01:16:47 PM
Are there still no good books about this family, accept the book about Antonia and Marie Adelaide?

Unfortunately, there are not  :(
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on September 11, 2012, 01:39:22 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8038/7977157481_835efe19c6_z.jpg)

Antonia.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on September 16, 2012, 06:31:47 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8445/7983701382_1f6dc9f2aa_b.jpg)

Elisabeth and Ludwig-Philipp at the time of their engagement.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on September 26, 2012, 06:43:08 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8038/8028140851_fcfcbaaa0a.jpg)

Sophie.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on December 15, 2012, 07:45:51 AM
Engagement picture of Sophie and Ernst-Heinrich of Saxe :

(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/465932sophieernstheinichsaxe.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=465932sophieernstheinichsaxe.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on December 16, 2012, 01:30:55 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8221/8277776677_ba64c9f701_z.jpg)

Sophie and her eldest son, Dedo.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on February 08, 2013, 02:06:26 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8238/8456932592_eb640b808a_b.jpg)

The four eldest princesses outside Schloss Colmar-Berg.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on February 11, 2013, 02:36:40 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8515/8451660604_fb3044ea4f_z.jpg)

Sophie with Ernst-Heinrich and Dedo.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on March 18, 2013, 05:25:30 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8249/8557420483_3ee0946e2f_b.jpg)

The six sisters together.  Download for full size.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on March 21, 2013, 02:42:50 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8249/8557420483_3ee0946e2f_b.jpg)

The six sisters together.  Download for full size.

Charlotte's beauty is particularly striking on this photo !
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on March 21, 2013, 06:18:35 PM
I thought so, too ;) 
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on April 02, 2013, 02:11:17 PM
The princesses of Luxembourg during a parade in 1913 :

(http://imagesup.org/miniatures11/1364930732-defile.jpg) (http://imagesup.org/images11/1364930732-defile.jpg)

We recognize Charlotte, in the foreground, and Marie Adélaide in the background
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on April 06, 2013, 07:06:36 AM
Charlotte, Hilda and Marie Adelheid, circa 1899 :

(http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/4145131899.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=4145131899.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on April 06, 2013, 08:36:59 PM
The princesses of Luxembourg during a parade in 1913 :

(http://imagesup.org/miniatures11/1364930732-defile.jpg) (http://imagesup.org/images11/1364930732-defile.jpg)

We recognize Charlotte, in the foreground, and Marie Adélaide in the background

I think that might be Elisabeth in front of them.  This one is completely new to me, by the way :)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on April 13, 2013, 07:07:16 AM
Little Princesses with Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg, around 1897 :

(http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/935900fmillegd.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=935900fmillegd.jpg)

(http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/322502fgdl.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=322502fgdl.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on May 28, 2013, 08:45:52 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8136/8870609359_b2aa78a8f2_o.jpg)

Antonia as crown princess of Bavaria.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on June 26, 2013, 01:12:48 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3682/9143551919_b90d4658b9_o.png)

Grand Duke Wilhelm and Grand Duchess Maria Anna with their youngest daughter, Princess Sophie.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Svetabel on June 26, 2013, 02:06:46 PM
I've seen the last photo labeled as "with Marie Adelheid", also the style of the dress of Marianne is from 1895-1896, not the year of Sophie's birth.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on June 26, 2013, 03:44:02 PM
Thanks for the correction--I knew Sophie was born in 1902, but I'm not all that familiar with the fashion of that era; pardon the error :)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on July 03, 2013, 08:03:32 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3820/9202872277_d4d37ab6dd_o.jpg)

Grand Duchess Maria Anna with her five surviving daughters.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on July 28, 2013, 12:16:00 PM
The crown princess Marie Adelaide and her sisters charlotte, Hilda and Antonia during the week of the aviation to Mondorf Les Bains in June 1910 :

(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/401042semaineaviationmondorflesbains07juin1910.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=401042semaineaviationmondorflesbains07juin1910.jpg)
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Post by: KarlandZita on August 17, 2013, 06:39:40 AM
The princesses during a public procession in 1915 :

(http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/794295PROCESSIONDECLOTUREDEL4OCTAVE1915.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=794295PROCESSIONDECLOTUREDEL4OCTAVE1915.jpg)
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Post by: Aliss_Kande on August 17, 2013, 10:12:59 PM
I always get so excited when you post, KarlandZita, because I know there are going to be pictures! :)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on August 19, 2013, 01:16:10 PM
I always get so excited when you post, KarlandZita, because I know there are going to be pictures! :)

Thank you ! Hard however to find new images, never posted previously, on these charming princesses who deserve to be better known.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on September 28, 2013, 08:46:35 AM
Charlotte and Hilda participating in a hunting on the property of Schwarzenberg in 1931 :

(http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/549772charlottehildascwar1931.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=549772charlottehildascwar1931.jpg)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on September 29, 2013, 06:17:45 AM
Where do you find these wonderful candid shots?  I have a hard enough time finding their formal photos, never mind!
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on October 06, 2013, 10:38:29 AM
Where do you find these wonderful candid shots?  I have a hard enough time finding their formal photos, never mind!

Extract of an old newspaper.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on April 04, 2014, 08:09:44 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5458/13633198054_0d8d4071f5_o.jpg)

Little Hilda.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on July 31, 2014, 07:12:49 PM
I was very, very, very excited to read about EuroHistory's upcoming book The Nassaus of Luxembourg, which will discuss the lives of the daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg!  I have not seen it mentioned on the Forum thus far, so... according to the dust jacket, "The authors best described their goal when they said "This book's concept began with our frustration over the lack of English language sorces available on the six beautiful Nassau sisters of Luxembourg."     
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Aliss_Kande on August 10, 2014, 04:39:53 AM
How exciting!  Is there a release date for it?
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on August 10, 2014, 12:03:54 PM
How exciting!  Is there a release date for it?

I'm not 100 percent sure, but obviously, Arturo would be able to answer that.  I hope it will be out soon because I'm dying to read it!
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Duchess Hydrangea on August 11, 2014, 08:34:40 PM
Oh my, how I would love to read this! I wished I could have included them in my fiction novel but alas such little information didn't make for a story.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on August 30, 2014, 11:28:20 AM
Oh my, how I would love to read this! I wished I could have included them in my fiction novel but alas such little information didn't make for a story.

I just ordered my copy on Amazon!  SO excited!  I will let you all know how it is.

Duchess Hydrangea, I would love to hear about your novel; send me a PM sometime :)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on September 05, 2014, 03:22:38 PM
Hey everybody,

I received my copy of The Nassaus of Luxembourg earlier this week, and I finished it in two and a half hours!  It's full of interesting information on the princesses, as well as the descendants of Charlotte and Antonia.  Also, it begins with the life of sisters' grandfather, Grand Duke Adolph, and it then discusses their parents, Grand Duke William and Grand Duchess Maria Anna.  Best of all, it's filled with beautiful photos, many of which were brand new to me; I wish I had a scanner so I could share them with you guys.  I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the six sisters and their extended family.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Aliss_Kande on September 05, 2014, 11:57:15 PM
Oh, why does it have to be so expensive?
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on September 07, 2014, 01:59:45 PM
Oh, why does it have to be so expensive?

I hear you--I spent more on it than I would have liked, but the photos alone make me think it was well worth the price.  For instance, I love Marie-Adelheid, and it has two beautiful formal photographs of her, neither of which I had ever seen before, so I was very happy with that :)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Eurohistory on September 07, 2014, 08:11:33 PM
Thanks Dru...the Pollock sisters did a phenomenal job with writing this book!

The Nassaus of Luxembourg http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0985460350# (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0985460350#) has 240 pages and 405 images, quite a few full page images. If is printed in glossy paper, high quality and pristine clarity.

We are not a large publisher. Hence, or print runs are much smaller than the big publishers. St Martins can print 50,000 copies. We cannot. We supply a demand for a niche market. So, the price of our books reflects that.

Look...when I first bought my copy of Massie and Finestone's The Last Courts of Europe in 1980, I paid $33+ dollars. That amount today is hovering around $70 in purchasing power.

Our books are either $43.95 or $48.95. Comparatively, they are still a great bargain when you keep the example i provided in mind.

On top of that, we print books that NO other publisher will bet a penny on getting to print. We take a huge risk with each one of our books...but we do it because we not only believe in the royalty market, but we also are steadfast about the fact that we are bringing more royal families and their history to an increasing number of clients.

I am convinced that what we are doing is contributing highly to the study of European royalty. The fact that we have been in business for nearly 20 years and are stronger today than we have ever been, confirms my belief.

Eurohistory is set to produce six, or more, books per year...I know we can do it and am convinced that our clients appreciate what we do.

Best wishes and thanks for your support!

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on September 08, 2014, 10:27:09 AM


We are not a large publisher. Hence, or print runs are much smaller than the big publishers. St Martins can print 50,000 copies. We cannot. We supply a demand for a niche market. So, the price of our books reflects that.

Look...when I first bought my copy of Massie and Finestone's The Last Courts of Europe in 1980, I paid $33+ dollars. That amount today is hovering around $70 in purchasing power.

Our books are either $43.95 or $48.95. Comparatively, they are still a great bargain when you keep the example i provided in mind.

On top of that, we print books that NO other publisher will bet a penny on getting to print. We take a huge risk with each one of our books...but we do it because we not only believe in the royalty market, but we also are steadfast about the fact that we are bringing more royal families and their history to an increasing number of clients.



Of course I understand, Arturo; you folks do wonderful work, and I'm happy to give you my business.  I only meant that a book like that is a fairly big purchase for me, but again, it was definitely worth it, since I've been waiting years for an English-language biography of Marie-Adelheid and her sisters.   
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Eurohistory on September 08, 2014, 12:49:41 PM
And we are very happy providing you the best service we can.

Regards, Arturo
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Aliss_Kande on September 08, 2014, 11:58:16 PM
Eurohistory,

I am very sorry if I offended you with my comment.  I am very, very excited about this book and can't wait to get it!  Definitely worth the value put on it, no question.  I plan on ordering it as soon as I am able.  I appreciate so much that your company is willing to publish books that don't appeal to the largest audience.  I understand how much research went into finding and translating the information.

Again, very sorry for any offense.

Aliss_Kande
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Превед on September 10, 2014, 07:36:18 PM
The price seems cheap to me, but I fear some of the discrete mystique surrounding the Luxemburgian* grand-ducal family will vanish when a book in English is dedicated to them. Untill now, they have been an elusive treat only to be sampled by connoisseurs, through the following books: http://www.monarchie.lu/fr/publications/livres/famille/index.html#top (http://www.monarchie.lu/fr/publications/livres/famille/index.html#top)

* The Anglosphere's ignorance is amusingly demonstrated by the lack of an accepted English translation of the adjective luxembourgeois, luxemburgisch, luxemburger, luxemburgs, lëtzebuergesch.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on September 11, 2014, 12:41:15 PM
The price seems cheap to me, but I fear some of the discrete mystique surrounding the Luxemburgian* grand-ducal family will vanish when a book in English is dedicated to them. Untill now, they have been an elusive treat only to be sampled by connoisseurs, through the following books: http://www.monarchie.lu/fr/publications/livres/famille/index.html#top (http://www.monarchie.lu/fr/publications/livres/famille/index.html#top)

* The Anglosphere's ignorance is amusingly demonstrated by the lack of an accepted English translation of the adjective luxembourgeois, luxemburgisch, luxemburger, luxemburgs, lëtzebuergesch.

Why should the story of the grand ducal family be inaccessible to those of us who are, shall we say, less than fluent in French and Luxembourgeois? 
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Превед on September 11, 2014, 01:41:50 PM
Why should the story of the grand ducal family be inaccessible to those of us who are, shall we say, less than fluent in French and Luxembourgeois? 

Intuitively I've always linked their awesome Europeanness, their discretion, the endearing wholesomeness and family unity which they radiate to their absence from the Anglophone gutter press. (But of course both France and Germany have their gutter tabloids.) Even though their Germanness and native German skills have been declining for a long time, they are, as a trilingual monarchy combining the two languages historically spoken by most royals still quite unique, something quite ŕ part (apart, yes, English is just badly spelled French) from the Queen Victoria's Descendants + Glücksborgers bandwagon. They are such a breed apart that they require their own languages, I'd venture to say!
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on September 11, 2014, 02:53:46 PM
Why should the story of the grand ducal family be inaccessible to those of us who are, shall we say, less than fluent in French and Luxembourgeois? 

Intuitively I've always linked their awesome Europeanness, their discretion, the endearing wholesomeness and family unity which they radiate to their absence from the Anglophone gutter press. (But of course both France and Germany have their gutter tabloids.) Even though their Germanness and native German skills have been declining for a long time, they are, as a trilingual monarchy combining the two languages historically spoken by most royals still quite unique, something quite ŕ part (apart, yes, English is just badly spelled French) from the Queen Victoria's Descendants + Glücksborgers bandwagon. They are such a breed apart that they require their own languages, I'd venture to say!

I don't disagree with you, but for me personally, I'm not interested in any of the modern royals; I would just like to know more about the "historical" ones, so I'm quite glad that Eurohistory has published this book :)
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Превед on September 12, 2014, 04:18:33 PM
I don't disagree with you, but for me personally, I'm not interested in any of the modern royals; I would just like to know more about the "historical" ones, so I'm quite glad that Eurohistory has published this book :)

Hopefully the book will make readers want to learn French and German (and who knows, perhaps even Lëtzebuergesch?) in order to read everything about this interesting and charming family - and their country, which has not only a dynastic, but also a linguistic raison d'ętre: The original Duchy of Luxembourg was twice its current size, but the French / Walloon-speaking part (along with a small Lëtzebuergesch-speaking part, the Pays d'Arlon / Areler Land) became part of the new Belgian state in 1839, as the Province of Luxembourg.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on September 15, 2014, 11:39:38 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3898/15249077525_b0cd141f96_o.jpg)

Card from Sophie's funeral.  Download for full size.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: KarlandZita on September 20, 2014, 10:35:10 AM
Lovely Charlotte and Marie adelaide :

(http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/678182CharlotteMarieAdelaide.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=678182CharlotteMarieAdelaide.jpg)
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Post by: Aliss_Kande on October 29, 2014, 07:02:00 PM
Guess whose copy of Nassaus of Luxembourg arrived today?  So super excited!!!! :D
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on October 29, 2014, 07:25:11 PM
Guess whose copy of Nassaus of Luxembourg arrived today?  So super excited!!!! :D

I'm so excited for you!  You're going to love it :D
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on October 31, 2014, 02:11:27 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3938/15673633391_3e893dd2b3_o.jpg)

Sophie.  She and Antonia looked so much alike!
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Marie Valerie on January 10, 2015, 02:10:21 PM
On the Benelux Royal Message Board is mentioned that "The Nassaus of Luxemburg" has many errors in the text...
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on January 10, 2015, 03:14:09 PM
On the Benelux Royal Message Board is mentioned that "The Nassaus of Luxemburg" has many errors in the text...

It does.  There are a lot of type-o style errors, but if you can get past that, it's really a great book.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on May 31, 2015, 06:29:59 PM
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7790/18135964680_12d7225c05_o.jpg)

Princess Antonia.
Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Dru on October 24, 2015, 04:10:22 PM
(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp181/Adini/630_001_zpsbf94hf1z.jpg)

Elisabeth and Sophie.

Title: Re: Daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm of Luxembourg
Post by: Marie Valerie on November 09, 2015, 09:59:56 AM
(http://static3.akpool.de/images/cards/56/563963.jpg)

Antonia