Author Topic: Prince Henry (Heinrich) of Prussia, his family and descendants , Part 3  (Read 71748 times)

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You can find a bit more about her in Ilana Miller's "The Four Graces" A very well written book on VMH and some new info on Irene too.

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(all from the Royal Collection)

Irene, 1895


Irene with her father and baby Waldemar


Irene and Henry



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I wonder when did Irene & Heinrich moved into Hemmelmark in Kiel ? I read they first lived in Berlin after their wedding.

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somewhere i read that they went to the holiday to italy and then they heard that they can buy a house at helmemartk, so they broke up their holidays and went back to germany. I think it was after the birth of the first son.

Or did they not spend their honeymoons in italy ?? if they ever had honeymoon

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It's quite possible that they didn't have a honeymoon, or at any rate that they stayed very close to home, as they married only three weeks before the death of Heinrich's father, and when he was in the last stages of cancer.

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One thing I did read from biographies of Vicky was that after Heinrich's marriage, she got on better with him. She credited this to the influence of Irene. So much so that when the couple moved to Kiel, Vicky expressed sorrow of not having them close by. From that I reasoned the couple did stay in Berlin for awhile.

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Did Irene attend the funeral of her sister Victoria in London in 1950? Or was she banned?
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In the book "The Four Graces" Irene was unable to attend both the birth of Charles (May sent her a photo instead)  and also "unable" to attend VMH's funeral. She wrote a lovely letter that was produce in full in the book. I think she was banned from travelling to England.

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I doubt very much that at this late stage she was banned.  I think it more likely that she couldnīt travel due to ill health.

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I think she was banned in 1945 & 1947. Almost most of Philip's German sisters were banned from the wedding.

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I don't think Irene was the same case--Philip's sisters (who would've been prominent, unlike Irene, if they'd been there) had all been married to Germans during the very recent war. Irene's life was very quiet during the war. I would think the case was age and/or ill-health. Irene doesn't seem to have cared about visiting England much after WW1, even though many German royals eventually visited and were received by the royal family.
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I think to the book "Four Graces" by Ilana Miller, She was banned in 1945. On page 215. Irene was denied a permit to visit VMH in Sweden. May (Queen Mary) tried to help but failed. I think by the time of VMH's death, it might be ill health that prevented her from coming to England, although it did not specify iin the sources.

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Was she banned in England or just Sweden? (I don't have Ilana's book in front of me right now seeing as how I'm slacking at work, apologies.)
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I think she was trapped in Kiel by the occupying forces in 1945.

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an image of their wedding ceremony



 

This photo finally came up again on ebay--an original postcard version. There seems to be a lot of Henry/Irene memorabilia lately--a lot of postcards written to one or the other of them.
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