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The other thread was getting a bit long, so here is the second part.

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2010, 06:56:36 PM »
King George I and Queen Olga in 1882.



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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2010, 07:55:07 PM »
Lovely photos Kmerov, thank you!
Queen Olga had a very sweet and childlike face, don't you think?

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2010, 08:40:33 AM »
You are very welcome.
Yes, I think she had a childlike face, but at the same time there was something matronly about her face and figure aswell.

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2010, 11:17:29 AM »
Willy (George I) was quite handsome too, and merited a mention in QV's letters.  ;)

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2010, 02:55:22 PM »
do we know what was wrong with the queens face when she was older? in the last pictures of the first thread seemed like a serious problrm to me.
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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2010, 09:58:19 PM »
Probably just the toll that the assassination of her husband, her family's mass murder in Russia (and the corresponding loss of so much of her heritage), and the constant upheavals of exile with the Greek monarchy. I think that all showed on her face, and probably in her health, though her eyes maintained a gentleness in my opinion.
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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2010, 11:52:43 AM »


I find it pretty obvious there must be a medical condition, paresis perhaps, and I wanted to know if it's known somehow.
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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2010, 12:47:32 PM »
I find it pretty obvious there must be a medical condition, paresis perhaps, and I wanted to know if it's known somehow.
Bells palsy might be the cause.
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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2010, 02:04:28 PM »
Well...without medical records who can say for sure ?

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2010, 12:22:07 AM »

Queen Olga

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2010, 06:18:30 PM »
Queen Olga on her deahtbed.


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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2010, 11:36:59 PM »
The use of death bed photos was quite common, I think the last English King to be photographed was Edward VII.

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2010, 10:41:06 AM »
The practice rather died (no pun intended) with that era--at least in England. The Greek royal family had several deathbed ones--George I, Olga, Alexander I (including one with  a distraught Aspasia). By the 1930s, it was far less common--I can think of very few royals (like Queen Astrid) who had death photos during that period. In the Victorian/Edwardian eras it was very common.
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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2010, 11:12:24 AM »
I think the last one is not a royal...The last Pope. Yet QV was not photographed as she requested none should be taken.