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The Windsors / Re: Windsor Jewels Pt 7
« on: March 11, 2012, 02:50:59 PM »
Save your breath my friends. It is a known fact that Mr E. Lowe never ever listens and to make his point will often make things up to support his assertions, this supposed comment from the lovely Duchess of Cornwall is a classic example. As if she would ever say such a thing. It's laughable!!!  ;D ;D ;D

With all the publicity surrounding the Duchess of Cambridge you would have to be from Mars not to know her name is spelt with a C.

*Sigh* These things are sent to try us.......... ;)

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The Windsors / Re: Arthur & Louise, Duke and Duchess of Connaught
« on: March 10, 2012, 11:03:40 AM »
On wikipedia it states that the Duchess of Connaught was the first member of the Royal Family to be cremated. Is this true or are they confusing her with her sister-in-law Princess Louise?

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The Windsors / Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« on: March 01, 2012, 01:24:48 PM »
They all look splendid!! Though I wish the Duchess's had worn hats & gloves too!

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The Windsors / Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« on: March 01, 2012, 05:58:07 AM »
Oh Good luck! It sounds wonderful!
Amazing to think some items found there way to Japan!

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The Windsors / Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« on: February 29, 2012, 12:09:56 PM »
That is fascinating Kate! What random museums have items turned up in?? Makes one wonder how they ended up there! :)

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Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Was Alix of Hesse disliked by British royals?
« on: February 29, 2012, 09:52:08 AM »
Thank you for the information! I saw that too, was very good!

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Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Was Alix of Hesse disliked by British royals?
« on: February 28, 2012, 12:38:17 PM »
It was entirely down to George V that the offer of asylum for the IF was withdrawn. Lloyd George's government didn't want to withdraw as it was seen as 'bad form' after it had been extended. George V wrote many many times to the point of harassment and some argue acted 'unconstitutionally' in his demands that the IF not be allowed to take exile in Britain.


Well the Duke of Windsor also said that his father was not credited enough for doing all he could to save the IF.  Anyway I tend not to take much notice about anything the Duke said or wrote, and as for the "ice in her viens " I don't see what that has to do with anything?

If you watch Queen Victoria's Descendants it states that recent evidence had come to light that George V had trusted advisors (?Spies) in the area around the area of Ekaterinburg. It's a long time since I watched it and was interesting. Please share your references that Lloyd Georges goverment where keen to offer asylum, thanks!

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Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Was Alix of Hesse disliked by British royals?
« on: February 28, 2012, 01:28:44 AM »
According to a Channel 4 documentary; Queen Victorias Descendants. King George V was still trying to rescue the IF right up to the end.  :(

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Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Was Alix of Hesse disliked by British royals?
« on: February 27, 2012, 01:26:40 PM »
Dear Robert, Queen Mary was very generous & thoughtful to Grand Duchess Xenia, Princess Victoria of Hesse & Princess Victoria of Wales too name a few!! Just a few of the reasons that I hold her in such high esteem. :)

Your quite right, it's sensationalist rubbish, right out of a movie!  ;)

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Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Was Alix of Hesse disliked by British royals?
« on: February 27, 2012, 11:59:57 AM »
A story I was told growing up (I can't verify it) illustrating the perceived insensitivity of the English RF (in the view of some members of the Russian Aristocracy) was that when GD Xenia visited with Queen Mary (a noted collector) the Queen showed her a locket she had acquired containing hair from OTMA but failed to give it to the GD, which was viewed with dismay given the tragic fate of her nieces.

Petr              

Who makes these stories up??? In another account it is supposed to have been a box with Xenia's initials on, Queen Mary decides to show of her her latest purchase and exclaims, "I wonder whose initials these are?" Xenia replies "They are mine" Queen Mary then returns the box to her cabinet exclaiming "It's mine now". Both stories are a load of rubbish, as anyone who knows anything about Queen Mary can vouch. She was kindness personified.

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Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Was Alix of Hesse disliked by British royals?
« on: February 27, 2012, 10:13:56 AM »
...and what exactly Queen Mary is supposed to have said. I have never read any of Queen Mary views of Empress Alexandra, if they do exist I would love to know them!!!

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Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Was Alix of Hesse disliked by British royals?
« on: February 27, 2012, 06:04:05 AM »
Many members post statements on this forum which cannot be backed up by facts. I have 2 huge rooms full of history books, ( 75 kms apart !) so I shall find Queen Mary's comment re Alexandra. I have looked in the Pope-Hennessy biography where I was convinced it was, but cannot find it there. One must remember that a comment made in passing by Queen Mary, is her private opinion. She was not shy to express an opinion about somebody if she did not approve of them. Her own children, even into aldulthood, were not spared either. She was a very straightforward person.
Kind Regards.

Hmm. That's tricky. I agree that Queen Mary was not shy in expressing her views or feelings in writing, which she could do very well & eloquently. But she experienced difficulty expressing her opinions in person. I am judging this from her relationship with her mother, the early days of her marriage, George V as a father & her relationship with her children, particularly with the Duke of Windsor, & the Duchess of Kent for example.

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The Windsors / Re: Royal Interiors, Part II
« on: February 25, 2012, 10:25:59 AM »
Lovely! & cosy! Just how a room should be! :)

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The Windsors / Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« on: February 15, 2012, 12:02:44 PM »
Excuse my ignorance but why are Edward & Sophie not the Duke & Duchess of Wessex?

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Thanks Robert!!!! :)

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