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Reply #330
« on: April 23, 2013, 02:54:43 AM »
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2 pictures from the Bulgarian edition of Marie's memoirs. It's written that the source is The National Library.

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Alexander, Graz, 1891
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Reply #331
« on: April 23, 2013, 03:44:26 PM »
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In Bulgaria ?
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« on: April 23, 2013, 10:23:35 PM »
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In Bulgaria ?

Yes.
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« on: April 24, 2013, 09:01:39 AM »
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I think the Battenbergs are a family of rebels. It all started with Grand Duchess's affair with her chamberlain that resulted in the birth of Prince Alexander of Hesse. He in turn fell for Grand Duchess Olga of Russia, but when rebuffed chose to marry a Polish Countess Julie Hauke instead of the more regal but less pretty Grand Duchess Catherine of Russia. Their son Louis fell for the beautiful Lillie Langtry (mistress of the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII)) before making a more respectable marriage with Victoria of Hesse. The fact that Alexander (Sandro) fell for a singer is not so surprising, but marrying her most certainly was. Even later generations have colorful love lives. Louis's daughter Louise fell deeply for a homosexuial man, before making a better marriage with the Crown Prince of Sweden. Louis's sons George & Louis (Dickie) were also interesting in their love life too...
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Reply #334
« on: April 24, 2013, 09:25:32 AM »
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The Battenberg house defiantly followed their hearts (love and lust) instead of their half-royal duties. If they lived in today's world, it would be modern and accepted instead of scandals and with them looked down at by other royal and imperial houses.
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« on: April 24, 2013, 09:54:50 AM »
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Indeed. Although it could be their common blood that made them less tolerant of loveless & dynastic marriages. Also the fact that they are so attractive (mostly the men) made the temptation even more (even Queen Victoria was smitten with them).
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Reply #336
« on: September 01, 2013, 03:58:44 AM »
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Johanna Hartenau with Zwetana

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« on: September 02, 2013, 11:16:43 AM »
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This is a fake...
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« on: September 02, 2013, 11:43:10 AM »
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This is a fake...

I second that. The woman doesn't look like an elegant Countess Hartenau, also the dress-style is from 1860s.
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« on: September 02, 2013, 12:03:29 PM »
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I also agree. Doesn't look it...
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Reply #340
« on: September 02, 2013, 11:09:16 PM »
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I also suspected that. Glad we could clear that. The handwriting though looks a lot like the one on the Wikipedia picture, I guess it was what misled me.
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Reply #341
« on: September 05, 2013, 01:46:07 PM »
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I think the little girl could be Zwetana, looks like her. The Lady is probably her Nanny. She is definitely not Johanna.


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« on: December 13, 2013, 12:28:54 AM »
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The Hartenau children

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