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About two weeks ago, I was in the National History Museum, in Athens. I knew nothing of King Otto and Queen Amalia. When I first saw a portrait of King Otto, I thought that it was in fact Ludwing II of Bavaria. I don't read greek, but I took from the information in English that the King and Queen did try to adapt to life in Greece and to create a distinct, modern greek culture. The costumes designed for Queen Amalia's ladies-in-waiting were quite striking. Somehow, the couple seems like a good pair who did try to do their duty. That is my impression anyway. I am still trying to learn more about them.

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There is not much information on Marie Valerie (or Gisele) in French or in English (those are the only two languages that I can read). Wikipedia entries are minimal. Unless somebody here knows of a few books that I am not aware of.

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The Habsburgs / Re: Cause of Marie-Valerie's death
« on: July 27, 2015, 02:13:35 PM »
Thank you. That information seemed almost confidential: I didn't see it mentioned anywhere.

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The Habsburgs / Cause of Marie-Valerie's death
« on: July 27, 2015, 11:10:03 AM »
Marie-Valerie died at a relatively young age. Does anyone know what is her cause of death?

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The Habsburgs / Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« on: March 22, 2015, 05:35:12 PM »
I suppose that, unless someone finds an unopened box in the attic or inherits some old family archives, there won't be any new revelation or picture of Elizabeth, Franz-Joseph and their children. How probable is that?

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The Habsburgs / Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« on: December 01, 2011, 12:06:38 PM »
Yes, that is the picture that I am talking about. So, who are the women? And do you know where is that post from Madame Sissi?

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The Habsburgs / Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« on: November 29, 2011, 06:28:05 PM »
There is a picture of an aged Empress Elisabeth in the boolk L'impératrice anarchiste by C. Clément.
It is quite surprising that the picture isn't better known.

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The Habsburgs / Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« on: November 29, 2011, 06:19:26 PM »
Yes, that one! It was taken, it says, around Christmas 1891. I wonder who owns that picture and if there are any more...

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The Habsburgs / Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« on: November 28, 2011, 05:40:20 PM »
There is a picture of an aged Empress Elisabeth in the boolk L'impératrice anarchistem by C. Clément.
It is quite surprising that the picture isn't better known.

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Does Austria have an access to information act? Has anyone ever tried to make a formal request to the Austrian Governement about all documents and information held regarding Crown Prince Rudolph death?

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The Habsburgs / Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« on: November 15, 2010, 04:35:47 PM »
There is a rare photography of Elizabeth in her late fifties in a French book entitled L'impératrice anarchiste. I don't have a scanner, though. In her last years, she looked very much her age, especially her face.

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It is nice to see the Robert Pachmann's story discussed here. A few years back, I had mentioned it, only to be dismissed. The thread that I started was subsequently erased.

I have found what looks like the guide to an exbibit on Crown Prince Rudolph that mentions pictures and documents showing that Rudolph had acknowledged Robert Pachmann as his son.
http://tiny.cc/51gdk

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Yes, that is the painting.
I have always thought that young noble girls destined to marry well had to remain pure up until their wedding. Also, Mary's mother was very ambitious for her daughter and, for that reason, must have kept a very close eye on her daughter's relationships. So, I am confused. According to the magazine, the painting was made for one of Mary's admirers. How could her mother not know?
I have never thought that Mary Vetsera was Rudolph's great love. She loved him, but he must have been to disillusioned to be in love.

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A few months ago, I bought a special issue of the French magazine Point de vue on some historical enigmas, and there was an article on Crown Prince Rudolph death and some pictures. The most startling (to me, anyway) was a nude painting of Mary Vetsera, said to have surfaced a few years back. The painting, if it happens to be genuine, does contradict the image of Mary Vetsera as a virgin, chaste, ingenue young girl. Has anyone else seen it?

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