Author Topic: Helena, Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein (1846-1921), and her family, Part II  (Read 44148 times)

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There's also a statue of him in Windsor--that is posted on the other thread. I could've sworn I've seen the image I have posted somewhere but I did a quick search and didn't see it.
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That's similar to the postcard I have and really gives a good view. You can see how simple it was. Helena and Thora paid a visit not too longer after his death.  I THINK there's a picture of the grave in Queen Victoria's Family by Charlotte Zeepvat as well but am not positive.
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Thank you Keith for posting the picture.  I appreciate it very much.

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You're welcome.

The cross is made of granite from the Balmoral Estate.

Helena and Helena Victoria visited South Africa in September 1904. Earlier in the month two attempts were made to steal the Prince's body, but the stone slab covering his grave was to heavy. Authorities tried to keep the incidents quiet, but by the time Helena visited the grave she was aware of the attempts, commenting "Was it not a brutal thing to do"

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Helena is my favorite of QV's daughters, I can't explain why she just seems like she was genuinely great person. Helena and Christian had a quiet life compared to her siblings, and Helena's marriage was the longest of QV's children. I think she rather resembled her mother, they both have the same round face though, Helena's features are slightly different.

Some Pictures of Helena and Louise as Children



All of QV's Daughters, except Beatrice, I believe Helena is on the far right

With her mother

Helena with her mother and Alfred


A couple more of a young Helena


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I love the last two, and also the tiny painting. Anyone have it bigger? (I mean the one with all of Victoria's daughters except Beatrice.)
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Wow, he looks like her grandfather.

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helen in 1855


helen with louise





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Marie Louise between the Duchess of York and Helen Will Moody at a garden party given by Lady Crosfield in July 1935



Helena Victoria, Helen Wills Moody, Ena, Alice Marble, and Marie Louise at a charity tennis match in July 1938

 

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Both the sisters were keen followers of tennis. Helena Victoria often presented the awards at Wimbledon and other events. I believe HV also played some tennis though I might be confusing it with golf.
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No that's right gdella! Remember the story in Marie Louise's memoirs when her sister asked Queen Victoria if she might play tennis, QV agreed but stipulated that as it is a Sunday they must collect the balls themselves, as it's not right to make someone work for there enjoyment!
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Yes GDElla & Eddie are right..

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Both Marie Louise and Helena Victoria were also very keen on music, and keen patrons of orchestras.

Among my grandmother's effects after her death was a letter from an organisation running classical concerts for the troops in France offering her a job in 1916 (my grandmother was a pianist). The organisation's patron (in large letters) was 'Prince Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein'. alas, my grandmother's parents forbade her to go (she was 25 at the time, but she was their only surviving child out of four). The letter is somewhere at my parents' house and I will dig it out next time I'm there.

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