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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #225 on: January 18, 2010, 11:45:29 AM »
Her hair seemed to have a definite wave in it, as in the earlier portraits (e.g the one with the dog) the fashion was for smooth hair and I think the waves would not have been shown had they not existed.  But whether her hair was so curly it would create those corkscrews in the later photos/portraits naturally over her head, it's hard to tell. 

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« Reply #226 on: January 18, 2010, 12:43:56 PM »
Thanks so much for the answer about her hair ;-D

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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #227 on: January 21, 2010, 11:35:58 AM »
Natalie Paley website:

http://nataliepaley.webs.com/

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« Reply #228 on: January 21, 2010, 11:48:25 AM »
What beautiful thing you posted Sara!!! I'd like see bigger the portraits, but anyways is beautiful

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« Reply #229 on: January 21, 2010, 12:59:08 PM »
I think that's the youngest I've seen Maria in portraits... I wish I had them without the box too...  :(
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« Reply #230 on: January 21, 2010, 01:13:23 PM »
yes, i think that she didn't have too much time with Alexander


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« Reply #232 on: January 28, 2010, 02:40:23 PM »
Young Maria
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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #233 on: January 29, 2010, 12:29:53 PM »

And this lovely that i found with Alexander
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« Reply #234 on: February 08, 2010, 12:09:19 AM »
Maria Alexandrovna in 1860s


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« Reply #235 on: February 27, 2010, 08:50:35 AM »
With her husband, Alexander II:

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   It looks like she had a very sad life.   Even though Grand Duke Ludwig II acknowledged  Marie as his own daughter she lived in a separate establishment in Heiligenberg while the Grand Duke lived in Darmstadt.  It was common knowledge that her real father was her mothers lover Baron August von Senarclens de Grancy.  Her mother-in-law Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna objected to the marriage of her son to Maria but Alexander insisted.  Her life in Russia was quiet difficult as Russian high society regarded Maria as stiff, austere, and with no taste in dress, no conversation, no charm.   The damp climate of Saint Petersburg did not agree with the delicate chest Marie had inherited from her mother, so that she had a racking cough and recurring fever. Nevertheless, she became the mother of eight children. These pregnancies together with ill health kept her away from many Court festivities, which brought temptations to her husband.  Although he always treated her well, Marie knew Alexander was unfaithful and had many lovers.  But the most important thing is she loved her children and they adored her.   What do you all think of her? send pics and any facts about her life.
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I very much like the lady,however mostly out of pity. Everyone expects Princesses to live happily ever after like in fairy tales, Maria Alexandrovna and many other Princesses surely didn't.  :(
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Indeed, Alexandra was against his son's marriage to Mary, but she persuaded the emperor. In the case of the bride's son, Nikolai Pavlovich was where democratic its soft, kind-hearted wife. In addition, experience has convinced him: marry only need to love. Well, if he could not prevent the marriage of his son with his first love - Pole Olga Kalinovskaya, here he felt obliged to help. As for the views of European courts ...
Just let them try to say something insulting about his daughter in law! Alexandra continued to resist. The last argument that persuaded her to surrender, was the story about the origin of the wife of Peter the Great, Empress Catherine I. In comparison, the origin of the Princess of Hesse-Darmstadt could be considered flawless.
In addition, Nicholas, perhaps, he was illegitimate.

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Indeed, Alexandra was against his son's marriage to Mary, but she persuaded the emperor. In the case of the bride's son, Nikolai Pavlovich was where democratic its soft, kind-hearted wife. In addition, experience has convinced him: marry only need to love. Well, if he could not prevent the marriage of his son with his first love - Pole Olga Kalinovskaya, here he felt obliged to help. As for the views of European courts ...
Just let them try to say something insulting about his daughter in law! Alexandra continued to resist. The last argument that persuaded her to surrender, was the story about the origin of the wife of Peter the Great, Empress Catherine I. In comparison, the origin of the Princess of Hesse-Darmstadt could be considered flawless.
In addition, Nicholas, perhaps, he was illegitimate.

nicholas illegitimate? that's a new one!
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