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Re: GDss Marie and Louis "Dickie" Mountbatten
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2004, 01:56:58 PM »
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Louis was in love with Marie and kept a picture of her by his bed til he died.  
 

Does anyone have a copy of this particular photo?

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Re: GDss Marie and Louis "Dickie" Mountbatten
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2004, 01:58:31 PM »
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Does anyone have a copy of this particular photo?



I think I do,..I look soon. :)

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Re: GDss Marie and Louis "Dickie" Mountbatten
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2004, 02:19:13 PM »
It wasone of the 1914 portraits of Maria...this one I believe (sorry for the bad scan):


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Re: GDss Marie and Louis "Dickie" Mountbatten
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2004, 02:40:29 PM »
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Re: GDss Marie and Louis "Dickie" Mountbatten
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2004, 08:22:34 AM »


I love to think of the photo beside Lord Mountbatten’s bed of the Grand Duchess Marie… To presume the two would have married based on this is unlikely (also considering the issues with them being first cousins).  One can assume that L.M held such an enduring affection for the G.D because of the nature of her personality, beauty and more importantly, the traumatic events of her and her family’s murders.  The G.D and the tragedy of her death would have been a great shock, and a sense of mourning most likely remained with him (hence the photo beside his bed).  Whatever the case, I view it as yet another romantic footnote in royal history – “the old English Lord whom never forgot his childhood love, the Russian Grand Duchess, so tragically taken.”
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Re: GDss Marie and Louis "Dickie" Mountbatten
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2005, 09:38:00 PM »
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I think he just had  a boyish crush on her--not in love with her.


I'm sure that he was very happy with his wife etc and they probably wouldn't have married, but I think that there was probably always a special part of his heart that belonged to Maria.  :'( So sweet and romantic...
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Re: GDss Marie and Louis "Dickie" Mountbatten
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2005, 12:14:58 PM »
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It wasone of the 1914 portraits of Maria...this one I believe (sorry for the bad scan):



You are right, I knew it was one of the 1914 pictures. I really love that picture of her, she looks so sweet and pretty in it!  :D
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Re: GDss Marie and Louis "Dickie" Mountbatten
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2005, 08:26:10 PM »
When I was first getting into the romanovs, and I found out about Louis of Mountbatten and Marie, about them being cousins, and the fact that Lord Louis always had an enduring love for Marie, I was surprised. He lived a much longer life than she, although he also died tragically. Both of them were murdered; he after a long and sucessful life, and she at only 19, not given the chance to accomplish much. Marie seems to belong to a different era; it is hard to imagine her alive in the later 20th century, dealing with the modern era. But if she had lived, perhaps she and Lord Louis would have married. They had an affinity for one another. It would have been interesting to see if it developed into anything more. Lord Louis had a long but complicated marriage with Edwina Ashley. Edwina was a complex, strong woman, quite unlike the simple, easygoing Marie. They were very different women, but since Lord Louis was rather complex himself, and lived a life that had much drama, perhaps he would have been happier with Marie, because she would not have been as volatile. His life might have been more peaceful. After World War I the first there were not so many restrictions hemming in Royal marriages. Also, in practice, if not in theory, female Romanovs were freerer to marry as they wanted since their children would not be Romanovs of russia, carrying on the blood. Had they wished, Grand Duchess Marie and Lord Louis (who was born a prince, but had to change his title when it seemed too German during World War I), would probably have been allowed to marry. He was Royal, just not as much as the Romanovs. Tsarvich Alexei, for instance would have had to marry nothing but a perfectly royal Princess. But Marie, as the third daughter of the Czar, might have been allowed to marry Lord Louis. The rules would have been applied harder had it been a Grand Duke, not a Grand Duchess. But then again,there were rules , and Marie would have had to observe them. It would probably have been her fathers choice. It is one of the might have beens, though. Tragedy intervened and Grand Duchess Marie was denied the long, productive life she deserved. Sorry I got too lengthy here. ;)

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Re: GDss Marie and Louis "Dickie" Mountbatten
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2005, 08:58:03 PM »
In the first place, Lord Mountbatton was an invert.  While that may not have precluded a marriage with the GD. Marie, I think the Empress Alexandra might have had second thoughts on the matter.  There are other legends that add poignancy to the fates of Louis and Marie but that takes one into the murkier depths of non-history which is not to say that "life after death" is not impossible, even in the corporeal state --a monarch without a throne is hardly living.    

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Re: GDss Marie and Louis "Dickie" Mountbatten
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2005, 10:10:32 AM »
It would have been a very interesting marriage, undountedly. To Lord Mountbatten, Marie perhaps remained a distant, fairytale figure of youth, whom he might have married, or might have not at the same time. It wasn't serious in the way of marriage at the time of her death. At any rate, how well can we predict the woman Marie would have become? We don't know.

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Re: GDss Marie and Louis "Dickie" Mountbatten
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2005, 12:12:15 PM »
LOUIS OF MOUNTBATTEN!!! I can't believe it! lol

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Re: GDss Marie and Louis "Dickie" Mountbatten
« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2005, 03:45:34 PM »
I cetainly hope she would not have been attracted to him. She's so beautiful and elegant and deserved the same for herself.

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Re: GDss Marie and Louis "Dickie" Mountbatten
« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2005, 05:39:17 PM »
I agree! Either way, he did not deserve her!

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Re: GDss Marie and Louis "Dickie" Mountbatten
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2006, 10:56:15 AM »
It is an interesting question if he deserved her or not.. I think he did alot in his life, and accomplished alot, and seems like an interesting guy from his biography, but would their personalities have been compatible? He seems to have the type who would do better with someone like Olga, or someone like the woman he did eventually marry, someone more volatile.Marie might have been too staid for him. I think he might have deserved her, but it doesn't seem like a match made in heaven. It is a good story though from the viewpoint of history, someone like Lord Mountbatten having a youthful fondness for someone like Marie. ;)

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Re: GDss Marie and Louis "Dickie" Mountbatten
« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2006, 12:27:01 AM »
Hello folks, new to the forum. It's been over ten years since I had laid my eyes on anything Imperial Russian. I'm starting to get back into it and this forum is quite good. These days I find The Grand Duchess Marie quite of an interest as opposed to the rest of the Grand Duchesses. Her beauty is quite captivating as I recall looking at them old pictures. It still gives me goosebumps everytime. I'm surprised artists of her day never paid much attentioned to her since she's definately the most beautiful princess in Europe if not her time.
ANyways, my two cent to this topic. From what I can remember Marie was quite as fond of Mountbatten(Not necessarily having a crush feeling the latter had for the Grand Duchess, who really knows?). She didn't seem to find it too far fetched of an idea when he vowed that he'd marry her someday. In theory I really think that Mountbatten would've totally woo her in the later years if the Imperial family had survived the war. Mountbatten was just as noble as any other Princes at the time and like someone said eventually had quite a career. Technically, he is a prince by birth, even though the title was taken away from him. Princesses in europe had been known to marry a man born to a lesser nobility. Although eventually religion might've indeed came into play.
Their brief history together is like a modern day fairy tale ended tragedically.