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Forum Announcements / Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM GRAND DUKE
« on: December 23, 2006, 07:38:26 AM »
(You have got some sexy moves going on there ;D)

Well, I like specially the Macarena dancing.   :D

I remember to you all that you must learn the entire dance routine for the New Year's. When midnight strikes we all be dancing this to celebrate 2007! It will be amazing  :o :o :o

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Forum Announcements / MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM GRAND DUKE
« on: December 22, 2006, 05:21:38 PM »

THE MOST POWERFUL GRAND DUKE OF LIPTON-UPON-AVON WISHES A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL.

I made my own personal Christmas card with my friendly face (yes, you can believe it, I have that face too).

See my card here: http://www.elfyourself.com/?userid=29bdcc31c4f6245bbb871b3G06122214

LOVE  :-* :-* :-*

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Having Fun! / Re: I wonder if The Queen
« on: November 29, 2006, 06:38:11 PM »
Yes, it's a spoof but it's still in the Bond category.  Has the Queen actually said the new Bond film is her favourite?

1967's film is in the Bond category but it is not an "official film".

The Queen doesn't need to say that the new Bond film is her favourite because it is a natural fact:
the film is called "Casino Royale",
the Queen is royalty,
so it is her favourite film!
Royal things attract each other! That is why royals marry royals!  ;D ;D ;D

As a matter of fact, I'm royal too so it is also my favourite film, although I didn't see it yet.

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Having Fun! / Re: I wonder if The Queen
« on: November 29, 2006, 05:46:49 PM »
The old David Niven 1967 one?  I ask this because isn't the newie called 'Casino Royale' also?  Hmmm, shows I'm no James Bond fan.  :-[

Of course it is the new one (the 1967 is a spoof). I saw the Queen shaking hands to the new Bond.

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Having Fun! / Re: I wonder if The Queen
« on: November 29, 2006, 01:58:19 PM »

The Queen's favourite serie: "Mr. Bean"

The Queen's favourite film: "Casino Royal"

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Italian Royal Families / Re: King CARLO ALBERTO of Sardinia (1798-1849)
« on: November 11, 2006, 03:30:40 PM »
Here are some key-words to search this topic.

Princess Augusta de Montléart was also known as:
- Maria Augusta de Montleart;
- Augustyna de Montleart;
- Augusta Montleart;
- księżna Auguste de Montleart;
- "Chłopska księżna"; Fryderyka Augustyna;
- Frederica Augusta;
- Fréderique Auguste Marie de Montléart;
- Augusta Maria, Principessa de Montléart;
- Auguste, Princesse de Montléart-Sachsen-Kurland;
- Marie de Montléart

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Forum Announcements / Re: Help from Polish & Italian Members
« on: November 11, 2006, 03:18:44 PM »
me again. i was looking it in polish sites and all i found that her home wasn't destroyed during war(i mean war in 1939-45) and then was used as flats. i still don't know is this exsist today but i think it exsist. i didn't found nothing more.

Thank you very much Justine. Please, keep trying , ok! Thank you.

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Forum Announcements / Re: Help from Polish & Italian Members
« on: November 11, 2006, 03:16:01 PM »
I am sorry GD I cannot help you, if I could I would have already done.

Thank you very much Gleb. I didn't forgot our e-mail exchange but I really have little time to write. I'm sorry and I hope you can forgive me.

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Forum Announcements / Help from Polish & Italian Members
« on: November 08, 2006, 03:28:34 PM »
Greetings my fellow friends of the Alex Palace Forum.

The Grand Duke of Lipton-upon-Avon needs some help from you all, specially the Members from Poland and Italy.

It is about the Princess Augusta of Montleart. Please, go and read the following topic about her: http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php/topic,8364.0.html

Any contributions will be very helpfull. Thank you very much.

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Italian Royal Families / Re: King CARLO ALBERTO of Sardinia (1798-1849)
« on: October 28, 2006, 08:46:24 AM »

Augusta, Princess of Montléart was half-sister of King Carlo Alberto of Sardaigne (the Italian Charles-Albert of Piemonte, from the Savoia-Carignano royal family).

Princess Augusta de Montléart was born from the second marriage of Maria, Princess of Saxe-Kurland (deceased in Paris, 24 Nov 1851). Augusta received the title of Princess of Montléart from her father Júlio Maximiliano Thibault, prince of Montléart (deceased in Paris, October 1865). She had a brother, called Jules-Maurice, Prince of Montléart (also known as Moritz Julius of Montléart-Sachsen-Kurland) who married Wilhelmine Marie von Arnold and lived in the famous Wilhelminenberg Palace of Viena.

It is not easy to know better the profile of Augusta, for she was a rather discrete princess and her generosity was never used as self-promotion. On the other hand, she lived in several countries, leaving too many trails yet to be discovered and assembled. She died in Poland, in the region of Myslenice (near Cracow).

Here is what I have already know about the last years of Augusta de Montléart in Poland:

- She lived in Poland in a large property with a manor house named Krzyszkowice, in the region of Myslenice, near Siepraw, Zawada and Lanckorona. This property was bought from Lukarz Dobrzanski (married with Natalie Wessel Dobrzanska), probably in 1869. After the death of Augusta de Montléart, according to her will, this property returned to the Dobrzanski family.   

- Augusta de Montléart founded the Gimnazium nº 1 (school nº 1) of Myslenice. She also founded other schools in Krzyszkowice and Siepraw and gave numerous scholarships to local young people, in order to finance their studies.

- Augusta de Montléart established a hospital in the yard of her manor house, where she personally cared for local poor people. There were numerous other acts of generosity by the princess, who dressed and lived with simplicity. She was also one of the first to care about animals' rights.

- Augusta de Montléart died tragically in 1885 and was buried in the cemetery of Siepraw. In 1937 her mortal remains were transferred to a tomb in Krzyszkowice.
 

I would like to find out a lot more about her last years of life in Poland, which is very difficult, since I can't understand Polish.

Here are some examples of important doubts still remaining about Augusta de Montleart:

1) why did she left Paris and decided to live in a rural region of Poland?

2) What kind of relationship she had with his brother Jules-Maurice (Moritz Julius), that owned also some land in the region of Myslenice?

3) Did Augusta de Montléart took any political part or any political role in that time?

4) Why did she died in such a tragic way?

5) What is still left from the princess legacy in this region?

6) Is there any portrait of the princess?

7) Her manor house and the tombs in Siepraw and Krzyszkowice still exists?

8 ) The schools she founded, do they have any architectural features of that time?

9)  Is it possible to know exactly how many schools she founded and where?

10) Are there any texts published about the profile of Augusta of Montleart?

11) which are her exact date and place of birth?

12) was she married?


Can anybody help me? I will wait for Alexander Palace Members's amazing knowledge.  I would be very grateful for any kind of infomation. Thank you very much.

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Queen Nathalie of Serbia


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The Windsors / Re: Prince Albert Victor (Eddy)
« on: October 16, 2006, 05:48:40 PM »
Royal Family of Denmark



Le PetitJournal SUPPLÉMENT ILLUSTRE 26 September 1891

A bigger image here: http://cent.ans.free.fr/pj1891/pj04426091891b.jpg



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The Windsors / Re: Prince Albert Victor (Eddy)
« on: October 16, 2006, 05:37:56 PM »

Obsèques du Duc de Clarence = Duke of Clarence's Funeral




Le PetitJournal SUPPLÉMENT ILLUSTRE 6 February 1892


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The Windsors / Re: Prince Albert Victor (Eddy)
« on: October 16, 2006, 05:33:34 PM »

Un mariage princier: Le prince Albert- Victor de Galles et la princesse de Teck




Le PetitJournal SUPPLÉMENT ILLUSTRE 9 January 1892


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We can include Queen Sofia, wife of Juan Carlos, as an "exotic" Queen: Greek-born, Orthodox and with German-Danish blood!

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