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Balkan Royal Families / Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« on: March 12, 2017, 09:32:39 AM »
The Romanian royals have not been without controversy. Prince Nicholas was offered a place within the royal family and then had a falling out with Radu a short while ago.

I have the impression that Radu wants to be King after his father in law passes. I neither see or want that to happen!

Forum Announcements / Re: Forum Members Not Heard From in a Long While
« on: March 12, 2017, 09:23:46 AM »
Thank you for your kind words.

Culturally, the Romanovs have gone through many ups and downs since their murder. I suppose it is to be expected. With much but not all of the controversies resolved, many don't post as often as before. Some of us may feel our voices  need not be heard, or do not have the urgency they once did.

As to online friends, I am saddened by the losses such as yours, Tim M, of those like RBH. My personal policy is and has always been, I use my real name, and if we are friends, I share my email and cell phone. That doesn't mean there have not been bumps in the road.

I once befriended a teen from here who was attending college and we talked and emailed and phoned for years. Then he wanted to come out to CA and meet. I asked him if he told his parents of his plans and he assured me he had. So I picked him up at LAX and after driving him around for the better part of a day, he told me he had to leave. I never got the full story, but my guess is he never told his parents of his plans and they must have freaked after hearing horror stories about the awful things that happened to kids from online friendships.

The sad part about the Imperial Family for me is that their church has apparently abandoned them just as so many so called friends must have after the Revolution.

Rightly or not, the Russian Orthodox Church has come out very poorly in this. It has given me the impression that they care more for their former Bolshevik masters than the Imperial Family.

Carolath Hapsberg - the birthdate from Wikipedia was actually sourced back to the biography of Grand Duke Paul written by Dr. William Lee and me for the book "The Grand Dukes" published in 2010. The date we used was 21 September 1860 old style and 3 October 1860. I'm away from home so don't have either my notes or the book to provide you with our source.

Forum Announcements / Re: Forum Members Not Heard From in a Long While
« on: March 12, 2017, 12:00:08 AM »
Welcome back, Kitt!

Someone asked about me. I've always been a friend of Bob's and Rob's. They can always reach me.

I became ill in 2012 and had to stop working for some time. I resumed working but stopped in 2015. I have been disabled since. My husband and I retired and moved to Murrieta, CA in May 2016.

I care for my mother in law who is in the early stages of dementia. But, I finally have time for this Forum again, which makes me very happy. Ilana Miller remains a dear friend. She has been looking for Alixz.

Thank you Robert Alexander! Welcome to our Forum!

Please note that the link above will take you to 2017 updates on plans to bury the remains of the Tsesarevich and his sister

Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Did Alexandra get along with other children?
« on: February 01, 2017, 12:20:30 AM »
No problem!

Welcome to the Forum!

I agree with the poster who said that the term "bad rep" was somewhat problematic. I would also say a great many people who knew little about the Emperor both in the past or in the present have spoken from a place of ignorance so I pay little attention to their opinions.

Many of Nicholas' accomplishments have been forgotten and I intend to write about these soon. For example, he was responsible for founding the International Court of Justice in The Hague, an important international organization til this day.

Thank you, JGP.

Can you please provide a link to the Slatter piece? I just spent 10 minutes without success trying to even read it.

The Final Chapter / Re: Ekaterinburg - Yekaterinburg
« on: November 25, 2016, 12:25:33 AM »
Some of us plan to go to Russia in 2018 to commemorate the Imperial Family.

I think the Brussels remains are still in wall of the church. The church had a list of what conditions would be necessary to repatriate the family's remains to Russia and they have not been met yet. It was also my understanding that the Brussels remains include: remains sent to Grand Duchess Xenia A; remains brought out of Yekaterinburg by Sokolov's representative and that there is nothing else buried in a Paris cemetery.

Of course this information came to me long ago. If I can find my notes, I will publish them here. I doubt the Nazis had much interest in the Imperial Family's remains.

Alexandra's name was Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine. As the daughter of the Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine, she did not have nor did she need a surname. Indeed, surnames are a rather recent invention in the civilized world. Prior to this, people used first names and at times the town or location name. So my friend of Ilana Miller would have been known as a royal as "Princess Ilana of Brentwood", or "Ilana, Princess of Brentwood".

Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Did Alexandra get along with other children?
« on: November 24, 2016, 11:50:21 AM »
Alexandra loved children and they loved her. She lost her customary shyness while with kids I think. I will have to go to my library for specific citations but they can be found.

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