Author Topic: Princess Victoria of Schaumburg-Lippe (Moretta), 2nd daughter of Kaiser Friedrich III  (Read 193743 times)

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eric lowe did not mean there were no wedding pics of V of Schaumburg/lippe; the horrible one in the press is proof. He referred to the tradition/policy that the Hohenzollerns had in place prior to the downfall where it was customary that no photos of weddings were allowed. Even as late as 1913 when VL was married, only artist sketches are available from that ceremony.
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I'm referring to her wedding to Adolph in 1890, prior to the downfall.
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If the wedding was photographed, do you know if he got any photos of Vicky or other family at the occassion? Love to see any. thanks.
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It just mentions one picture of Victoria by herself, not even with Adolph. I wish it had been included in the book, but it's out there in someone's private collection.

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I don't think there were wedding pictures taken of Moretta taken in her first marriage. Just the engagement ones.

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As stated in post 483 there are, according to the book. I can only go by what the author says.

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And I guess the author would know if she had one or not.  :)

There are some Hohenzollern photos out there--Irene and Dona for instance--so perhaps some were taken just not released publicly in postcards, etc...but rather for family and friends.
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I don't know if anyone has ever heard of any description of Victoria's wedding dress, but this is how it is described in the book. That might clear up whether or not it is a photo of the actual wedding dress.

Her dress, or richly embroidered material with garlands of flowers around the low neckline, has short sleeves, falls in a cascade from her waist and along the gracefully placed train. Around her neck she has a magnificent necklace of diamonds and in her hands a small boquet of flowers.

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As to her wedding, she also received a set of jewelry from her mother. It consisted of a tiara, earrings, brooch and necklace of sapphires, diamonds and pearls.
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I don't know if anyone has ever heard of any description of Victoria's wedding dress, but this is how it is described in the book. That might clear up whether or not it is a photo of the actual wedding dress.

Her dress, or richly embroidered material with garlands of flowers around the low neckline, has short sleeves, falls in a cascade from her waist and along the gracefully placed train. Around her neck she has a magnificent necklace of diamonds and in her hands a small boquet of flowers.

Here's a further description:

cream satin, brocaded and trimmed with lace with a train embroidered with roses and silver; tulle veil enwoven with silver and a wreath of orange blossoms and myrtle
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I don't remember seeing a photo of her in tiara and jewels...?

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Sister of Kaiser, it was a tragic fate, since died alone, completely ruined by her second husband, Alexandre Zoubkoff, which presented itself as a Russian aristocrat, but after having exhausted all his fortune sold their "Belle" story to a theatre.

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Victoria:




Victoria and A. Zoubkoff:






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Wonderful photo's!

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In the last two photos she looks like her Greek cousins...at least to me!