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Re: Prince George of Greece & Princess Marie Bonaparte
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2004, 07:37:26 AM »
I quite agree Brian but let's not forget Marie Bonaparte.  She also made the best of a bad job and if anything had the worst end of it.  Felix and Waldemar both loved their wives (as far as one can make out) but it has been clearly shown that George had more difficulty with his relationship with Marie Bonaparte; she obviously felt very unfulfilled in many ways.
Marie B in profile very much has the look of the Bonapartes, although that photo of her with George does not do her justice; she was a very attractive woman.
Arturo, thank you for the information about Marie O.  I knew nothing about her until I saw that programme about the Danish Royal Family but it has certainly whet my appetite.  Just what exactly was her predilection for firemen and firetrucks?  It sounds as though Waldemar and Marie had a very happy home life - certainly their children sound terrific as they seem to have been a bit wild.............I do wish that there was a good biog of Marie (sigh).
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Re: Prince George of Greece & Princess Marie Bonaparte
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2004, 10:00:51 AM »
I wish there was a joint bio on the Orleans women in general--I think Queen Amelie of Portugal was fascinating; Helene (Dss D'Aosta) was certainly something--there are a good number who would be worthy of putting in a family bio. I think the women in certain families are certainly not given their due.
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Re: Prince George of Greece & Princess Marie Bonaparte
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2004, 04:39:11 PM »
Hummm...a group bio of Orléans women...imagine that!  ;)

Marie loved firemen and firetrucks and was so enthralled by their profession that many times when she heard the fire sirens go off she would don her uniform and follow them to the scene of a fire.

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Re: Prince George of Greece & Princess Marie Bonaparte
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2004, 10:44:20 PM »
Why the 'hmmm' Art--do you have one in mind?  :)  If so I'll volunteer to write on Amelie!
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Re: Prince George of Greece & Princess Marie Bonaparte
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2004, 07:49:52 AM »
Sorry Arturo, I missed your reply to my question about Marie and her fascination with firemen.  So she actually had a uniform of her own and would follow them to the scene of a fire?  I wonder what it was that she found so fascinating (apart from the obvious uniform thing) - could it have been the danger element?  Such a fascinating woman...............
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« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2004, 09:00:05 AM »
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As I understand it Pss Marie, Waldemar's wife was quite the gal also.  She followed the fire department to fires having even her own hat and she had a tatoo of an anchor on her shoulder being proud of the fact that she
was a "sailors wife'.quote]

I know I'm a bit late here, but I was just wondering where you heard about her having a tatoo of an anchor? My goodness! What a character!

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« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2004, 04:22:10 PM »
An anchor tattooed on her shoulder!  I'll bet that gave her couturiers a headache when it came to evening toilettes and court dresses!
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Re: Prince George of Greece & Princess Marie Bonaparte
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2004, 01:56:56 PM »
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Why the 'hmmm' Art--do you have one in mind?  :)  If so I'll volunteer to write on Amelie!


I have a full plate for next year with at least 4 books being published by Eurohistory...but thinking about a group bio of Orléans women is definitely tempting!

1-   Louise Marie d'Orléans - Wife of Leopold I of the Belgians
2-   Clementine d'Orléans - mother of Ferdinand Bulgaria
3-   Isabelle d'Orléans - wife of the Count of Paris
4-   Marie Amelie d'Orléans - Wife of Carlos I of Portugal
5-   Hélène d'Orléans - wife of the Duke d'Aosta
6-   Isabelle d'Orléans - wife of the Duke de Guise
7-   Louise d'Orléans - mother of the Countess of Barcelona
8-   Marie d'Orléans - wife of Waldemar of Denmark
9-   Françoise d'Orléans - wife of Christopher of Greece
10- Anne d'Orléans - wife of the Duke d'Aosta
11- Anne de France - wife of the Infante don Carlos
12- Diane de France - wife of Duke Carl of Württemberg
13- Claude de France - wife of the Duke d'Aosta
14- Louise d'Orléans - wife of Alfons of Bavaria
15- Françoise d'Orléans - wife of the Duke de Chartres
16- Isabelle d'Orléans-Braganca - wife of the Count of Paris

Indeed a marvelous book it could be!

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« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2004, 05:20:09 PM »
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As I understand it Pss Marie, Waldemar's wife was quite the gal also.  She followed the fire department to fires having even her own hat and she had a tatoo of an anchor on her shoulder being proud of the fact that she
was a "sailors wife'.quote]

I know I'm a bit late here, but I was just wondering where you heard about her having a tatoo of an anchor? My goodness! What a character!


I can't remember what book I read it in but will try to find out.  I have read so many.  She was "her own woman" but the Danish royals seemed to like her.  Maybe they sympathized with her situtation with Waldemar.

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« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2004, 06:41:11 PM »
Well Art, I would certainly buy that book!  I would love to read more about the Orleans family, especially the women.  
So the four books that are being published next year - are their details on the Eurohistory site?
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« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2004, 02:06:43 PM »
Nope...they are not...but these books cover racnges from the memoirs of a Greek prince to a famed royal cruise to a group biography of Russian royals and finally a biography of the gradmother of a queen's husband...

Can you guess what the books are about?

The fiirst announcement for the first Eurohistory book in 2005 can be found in the next issue of THE EUROPEAN ROYAL HISTORY JOURNAL, which goes to print this next week.

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Re: Prince George of Greece & Princess Marie Bonaparte
« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2004, 02:10:21 PM »
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I can't remember what book I read it in but will try to find out.  I have read so many.  She was "her own woman" but the Danish royals seemed to like her.  Maybe they sympathized with her situtation with Waldemar.


I also think that the danish royal family liked her originality and independence of mind.  She seems to have loved their constant practical jokes and partook of these pranks.

Perhaps they all felt sorry as well for her unfortunate dependence on morphine.

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Re: Prince George of Greece & Princess Marie Bonaparte
« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2004, 01:20:54 PM »
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Nope...they are not...but these books cover racnges from the memoirs of a Greek prince to a famed royal cruise to a group biography of Russian royals and finally a biography of the gradmother of a queen's husband...

Can you guess what the books are about?

The fiirst announcement for the first Eurohistory book in 2005 can be found in the next issue of THE EUROPEAN ROYAL HISTORY JOURNAL, which goes to print this next week.

Arturo Beéche

Now you have really excited my curiosity!  It isn't fair to tease me like this.....
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Re: Prince George of Greece & Princess Marie Bonaparte
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2004, 12:52:42 AM »
If you were a subscriber to THE EUROPEAN ROYAL HISTORY JOURNAL, your curiosity would be amply fulfilled! :o
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Re: Prince George of Greece & Princess Marie Bonaparte
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2004, 06:06:50 AM »
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If you were a subscriber to THE EUROPEAN ROYAL HISTORY JOURNAL, your curiosity would be amply fulfilled! :o


What a terrible tease you are Arturo!  I might just have to do that; although I am not sure that my precarious finances will permit at present....We'll see..
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