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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #150 on: February 05, 2012, 12:36:21 PM »
Did Vera published her memoirs ?

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #151 on: April 02, 2012, 09:09:33 PM »
For those who might have missed it, Paul Gilbert's site now has a two-hour documentary film (in Russian) on Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna, Queen of the Hellenes.

Even if you can't understand the Russian narration, the archival film footage and family photos are still worth seeing.

http://www.angelfire.com/pa/ImperialRussian/blog/index.blog/1435374/grand-duchess-olga-konstantinovna-documentary/
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« Reply #152 on: April 04, 2012, 11:35:23 AM »
Thank you for the link @Inok Nikolai, it seems very interesting!

Do we know why King George loved Aix-les-Bains so much? It seems the press in Greece frequently mentioned that the King was easier to find there than anywhere else! Also, I'm not sure if it was mentioned before but all documents relative to the King's assasination were destroyed in a fire on the ship meant to transport them from Salonica to Athens ... how very strange everything got lost very soon!
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« Reply #153 on: April 05, 2012, 09:42:49 AM »
That is strange coincidence indeed.

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #154 on: April 09, 2012, 02:51:46 PM »
Do you think Olga still had posession in Russia after her marriage? Did she receive any money from her relatives?
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« Reply #155 on: April 09, 2012, 03:18:51 PM »
Every Grand Duke & Grand Duchess receive an allowance or appanage from the Tsar. Olga was no exception. That ended after the revolution.

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #156 on: June 30, 2012, 10:58:00 AM »
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Could someone help me find a source for this quote of Queen Olga?
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« Reply #157 on: June 30, 2012, 11:30:57 AM »
Think it was from either the memoirs of her sons Nicholas or Christopher.

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« Reply #158 on: September 28, 2012, 11:35:50 AM »
Olga with her daughter Maria:


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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #159 on: November 06, 2012, 10:06:35 PM »
Does anyone have a photo or sketch of King George and Queen Olga's wedding?

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« Reply #160 on: November 08, 2012, 02:04:32 AM »
They are nice pictures. I haven't seen wedding pictures of Olga & George ever...

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« Reply #161 on: November 08, 2012, 09:44:54 AM »
We've frequently discussed the lack of photos of Romanov brides in general but particularly those from the earlier decades of photography. Most Romanov brides didn't seem to be photographed--I think the earliest we found was of Olga's sister-in-law Elizabeth. Perhaps because she wasn't Orthodox? I have no idea. Other than that, it's been sketches--even of the higher ranking brides like Marie Feodorovna (nee Dagmar). It was more the modern brides that were photographed in full regalia--Marie Pavlovna Jr and Helen Vladmirovna. Then the non-Grand Duchess brides like Irina. It just doesn't seem to have been the tradition.
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« Reply #162 on: November 08, 2012, 09:53:12 AM »
Like Hohenzollern brides too. I have not seen a wedding picture (apart from the one done for Irene of Hesse & Heinrich of Prussia) of Kronprinz Wilhelm and Cecile, Charlotte & Bernard, Victoria & Adolf...

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #163 on: February 21, 2013, 01:44:28 PM »

Queen Olga with most of her granddaughters. Princesses of Greece and Denmark & Princesses of Russia. 
back row, left to right: Princesses Elisabeth, Xenia, Olga, Theodora, Nina and Margarita.
middle row: Princesses Cecilie, Irene, Queen Olga and Princess Helen.
on floor: Princesses Catherine, Sophia and Marina.

Two of her granddaughters - Grand Duchess Maria of Russia and Princess Eugenie of Greece & Denmark are missing.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2013, 01:49:03 PM by Mandie, the Gothic Empress »

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #164 on: February 21, 2013, 03:21:19 PM »
Yes. Queen Olga left them jewelry in her will.