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Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Alexandra & Queen Victoria and Prince Eddy
« on: July 31, 2007, 09:01:50 PM »
Thanks!  :)

Mary R.

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The Windsors / Re: Love Lives of William and Harry
« on: July 31, 2007, 07:48:21 PM »
One can only hope!  ;)

Mary R.

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Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Alexandra & Queen Victoria and Prince Eddy
« on: July 31, 2007, 07:46:27 PM »
Here are a few excerpts from James Pope-Hennessy's biography that help answer question #2.
"... an excited shouting crowd asurge beneath the gas lamps in front of Buckingham Palace, cheering the two well known figures who, aloft upon the brightly-lit central balcony, seemed at that moment to symbolize the nation's joy."
"They were the same King and Queen whom Londoners had congregated to cheer in that same place... but now a sense of true gratitude strengthened the more conventionally loyal enthusiasm of the past."

This certainly shows the loyalty of the general public. I'm sure there were whispers here and there about QM's loyalties, but these quotes show an overall reaction. 

Grandduchessella, I was reading through the JPH's biography of QM and it says that Alexandra was at the 1913 wedding and that this was the last time they saw each other. You are quite knowledgeable about these little details, help!  ???

Mary R.

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The Windsors / Re: Re: Windsor Jewels Part 6
« on: July 27, 2007, 07:52:07 PM »
I just went through the index and would also like to thank you!  :) Very nicely done! As for the necklace, I think it was given to her by her parents. I keep thinking it's Cartier piece...

Mary R.

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The Windsors / Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part 3
« on: July 27, 2007, 07:17:27 PM »
It must be such a trip down memory lane for her, seeing a dress she wore 60 years ago!  :) There's a video of her viewing some of her wedding gifts and dress etc.

Here's the link:
http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page1.asp#

Mary R.

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I suppose you're right Robert, the stage was certainly set. After all, wasn't it Alexander who formed the French alliance?  ???

Mary R.

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Scandanavian Royal Families / Re: Princess Martha Louise and Ari Behn
« on: July 26, 2007, 07:39:01 PM »
I had no idea Josephine-Charlotte was clairvoyant! Very interesting! I also say live and let live; hope she is successful with her school.  :)

Mary R.

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Her father is Robert W. Miller, who made his multi-millions in duty-free retail. One of her sisters were married to an oil heir and the other was married to Prince Alexander von Furstenberg. They're pretty well off!  ;)

Mary R.

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The Windsors / Re: Princess Beatrice of York
« on: July 26, 2007, 10:19:05 AM »
There's a little resemblance!  :)

Mary R.

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The Windsors / Re: Re: Windsor Jewels Part 6
« on: July 26, 2007, 10:12:19 AM »
I second that! Thanks!  :)

Mary R. 

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Alexander had the iron fist element that Nicholas sadly lacked. I always wonder what would have been if Alexander had not died. Minnie's relationship with Alix may have been better, no war... :(

Mary R.

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The Windsors / Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« on: July 25, 2007, 11:49:29 PM »
I've already started and am most definitely pleased! I'm still somewhat new and certainly missed a bit, I'll catch up.  :)

Mary R.

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Their relationship was what I call "clash of the titanesses," two very strong women in close proximity. I agree Eric, by nature Alix was an introverted person, not able to openly share confidences which to Marie said aloof. It's unfortunate that they couldn't have a better relationship, but the circumstances/personalities were just not right.  :(

Mary R.

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The Windsors / Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« on: July 25, 2007, 11:38:28 PM »
I recently came across this site and found it quite interesting! It provides information on Queen Mary (trivia, quotes, pictures, etc.) along with other women like Princess Margaret and Queen Victoria.  :)

Here's the link to QM's specific site:
http://www.divasthesite.com/Political_Divas/Queen_Mary.htm

Mary R.

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The Windsors / Re: Re: Windsor Jewels Part 6
« on: July 25, 2007, 11:24:00 PM »
Does anyone have a picture of the star tiara?

Mary R.

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