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The Hohenzollern / Re: Handicapped German Princes and Princesses
« on: September 04, 2011, 08:17:51 PM »
I believe there has been some study done that suggests Wilhelm II, last Prussian Kaiser, may even have suffered some brain damage at birth.  the birth was certainly horrific, both he and his mother nearly died, and Wilhelm was actually deprived of oxygen and did take some minutes to breath.  my family had this happen with my own sister and she sustained brain damage also.  from his behavior and out of control actions, i would certainly think something was physically wrong with the man.

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hello all!   i bought a beautiful print of the Boehm scuplture of the Grand Duchess Alice and Princess May, I framed it in a lovely silver frame, someone i hope to come to England and see all of the wonderful things of the Princess that have meant so much to me.....and, of course, a trip to Germany!!!

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I have quite a devotion to the Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, and wondered if anyone else loved her, too.   I found her to be a remarkable woman, way ahead of her time, and even though her life was full of tragedy, in many ways, she spent her brief years doing so much for others.

I had an article published in the
European Royal History Journal, about Alice and her sister, Vicky, Princess of Prussia.    If you do not take the Journal, you might want to check the website.  Each issue is a real gift

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Imperial Claimants Post Here / Re: Granny Alina is Maria R.!
« on: January 30, 2009, 05:00:37 PM »
so sad that folks cannot believe, even at this point, that the Romanovs were all killed...why would they have left them alive to be used as a possible rallying flag for the White Russians?  believe it, whatever else the killers were, they were thorough....i know the Dowager Empress Marie refused to believed they had all been killed, but denial is a heavy foe....it was hard for me to accept the death of my own mother, now 15 yrs ago, for several months....but, esp. after all of these years have passed, i don't know how anyone can believe the Romanovs, the vast majority of them survived any of that massacre.

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Having Fun! / Re: Non royalty colored pictures!
« on: January 30, 2009, 04:50:27 PM »
oh, my gosh the version of Marie Antoinette with Kirsten Dunst has got to the one of the 5 worst movies I've ever seen....except for the scenery, horrible!!   she is a mediocre actress at best...

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i have quite a few vintage postcards of Ernie and his family if i could figure out how to post them on this board!!!  they are precious cards and i would hate to admit what i paid for most of them!!

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our dear Alice was greatly loved by so many..i have a beautiful etching done of Alice's tomb monument, she is lying in repose with baby Mae, it is just beautiful.  i had it framed in a silver antique frame that belonged to my grandmother...many folks have asked me about it and i guess they think it's strange to have such a picture, but it's a treasure to me....what it would have been to have been able to sit with her and talk!!  from all the books I've read and own about her, she strikes me as an exceptional woman born perhaps 75 years too early.

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Hello my friends.....Although it's still some years away, my husband and I plan a trip to Germany on our 25th anniversary, this October will be 22 years since we married, so time has gone by pretty quickly thus far!

I'm looking on the 'net for information basically on what's still left standing in Darmstadt that was around at the time of my beloved Princess Alice and her family.  Among the many great sadnesses wrought by WWII, I know the Neus Palais was destroyed, so am not sure if much is left there or not....

any possible websites, etc. would also be helpful!!!  I hope maybe to meet some new friends in Germany, too, in a few years!  Wish i had the money and time to go right this minute!!

God bless you all......


joanna
Bloomington MN
USA

princessofhesse@yahoo.com

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Imperial Claimants Post Here / Re: do you realy belive
« on: December 14, 2006, 07:20:01 AM »
hello my friend!

no, i have never believed any of the royal family lived or escaped from that horrible night!  the facts that all of the remains may not have been found still does not make me believe they survived!  it was the Bolsheviks intention to destroy any hope of a survivor reappearing and rallying the monarchists, i think.  so, for that reason alone, i think they made sure everyone was dead....

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lori, what a nice response, thank you!!

Alice was indeed incredible, I think, in history, outside of Jesus Christ, she is the one figure I would love to have been able to sit down and talk with!!!  her death at age 35 was a terrible loss for so many, but i don't think it was realized at the time, or perhaps even now.....

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Because I will be out of town on Dec. 14, I wanted to post tonight my remembrance of Princess Alice of England, Grand Duchess of Hesse.

Princess Alice was the 3rd child, second daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.  She was, in my humble opinion, one of the most interesting members of royal history and my personal favorite.  I take my screen name in her memory.

Princess Alice, God rest her soul.

Born 25 April 1843
Died 14 December 1878


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Ms. Wilson, It's so great to see you posting on the forums!  so many of us out here love your writing, and that of Mr. King's as well!  i read your article in the recent magazine, too, on the Princess Elizabeth, so touching and beautifully written!  my most beloved person in royal history would be her grandmother, the Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse.

my husband and I plan a trip to Germany in 4 yrs on our 25th anniversary.  i hope to be able to visit the area of Darmstadt, and the surrounding countryside, to see all of the places i have loved for so many years.

i'm really looking forward, too, to your biography on the Grand Duke Ernest, "Ernie."  there is nothing i have found on him really, except the one book in German!  i am learning the language now, but have a long way to go!!

many best wishes,

joanna backman

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 :)hello all....i am working on an article regarding the Princess Victoria, Princess Adolf Of Schaumburg-Lippe forr a European history journal and hope anyone with any additional information can contact me via this website or my email, princessofhesse@yahoo.com

Victoria, or Moretta, is my favorite among Vicky's children.  I do have quite a bit of information on her from books I have on her mother, but, unless it's in German, not many other publications!  i am working on learning German though, my husband and I plan a trip there in 4 yrs, on our 25th anniversary!

many thanks!
princessofhesse@yahoo.com


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i had this book also, but sold it on Ebay as it, too, angered me....there were too many untrue statements, things history could have easily proven wrong!  my dear friend, Art Beeche, who is the editor and publisher of the European Royal History Journal, told me about many of the inconsistencies.  there is no excuse for getting historical facts incorrect in any publication.  this book was very sloppily written......

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hello friends, i am so glad to have found this beautiful forum, and especially this section.  as you can see by my name, the Princess Alice is my favorite in royal history!   i collect antique European royalty postcards and just have one of her, but i bid on them often on Ebay!  unfortunately, with three children in Catholic school, most of my extra Ebay $$ goes that way!   still, i am happy to be here and love the shared pictures of Alice and her beautiful family!

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