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Re: Princess Eugenie of York
« Reply #60 on: January 23, 2018, 05:42:38 PM »
So, she has announced her engagement to her third cousin twice removed, Jack Brooksbanks. (Both are descendants of the second Coke Earl of Leicester.) He is a man who in Imperial Russia would be looked down upon as nothing more than a glorified waiter, as he is peddling alcohol without owning any vineyards or distilleries.
Берёзы севера мне милы,
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: Ивы и берёзы, 1843 / 1856)

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Re: Princess Eugenie of York
« Reply #61 on: October 18, 2018, 04:53:07 PM »
Russians noticed her similarity to the painting "Царевна-Лебедь" - the Swan Princess by Mikhail Vrubel on her wedding day: https://ru-royalty.livejournal.com/6800274.html
Берёзы севера мне милы,
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: Ивы и берёзы, 1843 / 1856)