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Re: The Vladimirovitchi - discussion and pictures, Part 2
« Reply #75 on: August 09, 2011, 07:56:39 PM »
I wonder how close was Miechen was to Foxy ?

She was at least close enough to help arrange his 2nd marriage to her relation Eleanore of Reuss and practically be guest of honor at their wedding.
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Re: The Vladimirovitchi - discussion and pictures, Part 2
« Reply #76 on: August 10, 2011, 07:44:59 AM »
It was she who arranged that match.

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Re: The Vladimirovitchi - discussion and pictures, Part 2
« Reply #77 on: August 17, 2011, 09:10:11 AM »
Isn't that what I said??
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Re: The Vladimirovitchi - discussion and pictures, Part 2
« Reply #78 on: August 17, 2011, 02:09:26 PM »
Well...She played a key role in that, which is very interesting when she couldn't find good partners for her children (especially Boris & Andre)...

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Re: The Vladimirovitchi - discussion and pictures, Part 2
« Reply #79 on: August 17, 2011, 05:46:17 PM »
It's interesting how Boris and Eleana tend to look like their daddy (IMO), while Kyril tends to look like Marie Pavlovna.

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Re: The Vladimirovitchi - discussion and pictures, Part 2
« Reply #80 on: August 17, 2011, 05:56:42 PM »
Hi,

Well, maybe if they'd have stayed home and been good little boys and practiced their military P's & Q's, then some royal or noble families would have considered them.  As it were, they contented themselves with ballerina's and worse.

I do like Aunt Meichen but her kids - not so much, especially Boris & Andrei....

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Re: The Vladimirovitchi - discussion and pictures, Part 2
« Reply #81 on: August 18, 2011, 07:12:09 AM »
I don't particulary care for Miechen - to me she's the prototype of the Middle School Mean Girl. I kind of like Boris, though, boozer and skirt-chaser though he was - from what I've read about him I get the feeling that he was a decent person at heart.

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Re: The Vladimirovitchi - discussion and pictures, Part 2
« Reply #82 on: August 18, 2011, 08:15:43 AM »
Underneath it all I don't think Andrei was a bad chap either (apart from his questionable role in the Anna Andersen affair). According to Greg King's book on the Russian court he took a degree in jurisprudence (quite heavy stuff).

I suspect their failure to make suitable marriages was more because they didn't want to get married than there being nobody prepared to marry them.

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Re: The Vladimirovitchi - discussion and pictures, Part 2
« Reply #83 on: August 18, 2011, 11:13:39 AM »
I think Miechen was quite lax in her child rearing and they were almost as wild as Dagmar's kids. Boris was an international playboy who romanced Missy and asked Ena for Marriage (she wisely turned it down). Another suitor Olga Nichoievna (daughter of Nicholas II) was turned down by the outraged Tsarina. Andre was a sweet person and loyally stuck with the ballerina and even adopted her son (may or may not be his (or his cousin Serge), but definitely a Romanov).

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Re: The Vladimirovitchi - discussion and pictures, Part 2
« Reply #84 on: August 18, 2011, 11:37:32 AM »
Olga N was hardly a 'suitor' of Boris's - the word implies some activity on the suitor's part!

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Re: The Vladimirovitchi - discussion and pictures, Part 2
« Reply #85 on: August 18, 2011, 12:59:28 PM »
Yes he was, Miechen put her son's "suit" forward for marriage to the Grand Duchess. Don't think Olga would have agreed even if Alicky had not blocked it first. She seemed to be fond of her uncle Vladimir as shown in the photos.

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Re: The Vladimirovitchi - discussion and pictures, Part 2
« Reply #86 on: August 19, 2011, 03:15:51 AM »
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It was Boris who was the 'suitor', not Olga.

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Re: The Vladimirovitchi - discussion and pictures, Part 2
« Reply #87 on: August 19, 2011, 09:11:44 AM »
Yes. I agree. Boris was the suitor and Olga the candidate for marriage.

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Re: The Vladimirovitchi - discussion and pictures, Part 2
« Reply #88 on: September 01, 2011, 08:59:27 AM »
This young lady's name is Andrei;)

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Re: The Vladimirovitchi - discussion and pictures, Part 2
« Reply #89 on: September 01, 2011, 01:53:38 PM »
I did not know he was into drag too !!! He looks a lot like his sister Ellen...