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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece Part 1
« Reply #480 on: July 22, 2010, 11:38:30 AM »
She did look good in them as they were inspired by Winterhalter (made by Hartnell) and photos taken by Beaton. However the Queen Mother did not wear a mouning headdress that Olga & Helen did.

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece Part 1
« Reply #481 on: July 22, 2010, 02:43:05 PM »
RN - In Europe white for mourning was what medieval queens wore! This was where Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mothers  "white wardrobe" originated from when she made the state visit to France in 1938, following the death of her mother......




 i never known that. thank you for the facts ;)

White mourning was also at the funrial of little Princess Elisabeth of Hesse, any reason why did Ernst Ludwig picked white mourning for his daughter?

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece Part 1
« Reply #482 on: July 22, 2010, 04:02:52 PM »
I think that it's a bit off-topic, but interesting none the less. There is a thread on royal mourning customs in the "Their World and culture" board.

On another note, does anyone know if the story of Queen Olga taking a trunck full of dolls and playing with them in Greece is true. It sounds a bit made-up.

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece Part 1
« Reply #483 on: July 22, 2010, 05:05:44 PM »
Yes it's defenitly is! So thats why I posted some pictures and stuff on the royal mourning customs in the ''Their World and Culture'' thread.

The Queen Olga and her dolls story sound indeed a bit made-up, but Prince Michael of Greece told this anecdote in the brilliant documentary ''A Royal Family'' by Marcus Mandal & Anna Lerche. I give you a link towards the trailer of the documentary were you can see Prince Michael telling it himself. So it must be true?

http://www.dr.dk/Salg/DRsales/Programmes/Documentary/Royals/A+Royal+Family.htm

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece Part 1
« Reply #484 on: July 22, 2010, 05:29:41 PM »
I think it could be true. Wonder where did the dolls go ?

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece Part 1
« Reply #485 on: August 01, 2010, 06:36:40 PM »
It is true, and if the dolls survived the wear and tear of the 20th Century and 3 generations of Greek Royal children, they probably were left at Tatoi and hence no lost, stolen or destroyed!
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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece Part 1
« Reply #486 on: August 01, 2010, 09:52:59 PM »
Hmmm I thought they could have been given to her children or grandchildren maybe ?