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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #480 on: July 08, 2013, 04:14:25 PM »
Ted Rosvall posted that the book will be available this Friday.
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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #482 on: November 12, 2013, 01:18:25 PM »
I apologise if this has been previously answered somewhere in this topic, but I was just wandering if there are any comments on the short relationship of Mary of Teck and Albert Victor. I mean, how did they seem together, how did she react when he fell ill, before and after ... all sort of things.
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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #483 on: November 12, 2013, 02:49:06 PM »
Eddy threw all of his attentions and love to Princess May upon her acceptance to his proposal. Eddy seemed to fall madly in love quite quickly with whomever he fancied and seeing that Princess May would be his consort he gave his heart fully to her. Princess May was besotted as well. After all, Eddy was the ultimate catch for a princess from a minor German house. Eddy truly loved another, but that match was not allowed because she was Catholic. He accepted May fully and totally. I encourage you to check out the book Queen Mary by James Pope-Hennessy. It's a treasure trove of information.

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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #484 on: November 13, 2013, 09:03:12 AM »
They had known each other their whole lives so it was a comfortable match. While there wasn't a grand love affair, they were fond of each other and in all likelihood would have gotten on well. So while it was arranged in a way, it wasn't the typical 'parties barely know each other' sort of thing and neither was it an 'infatuation which would later turn acrimonious and/or bitter' one either. There was an ease and comfort there and May was reported to have grieved for him very much.
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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #485 on: November 30, 2013, 04:44:48 PM »
Hi lurked on here for a long time. I have recently 'discovered' Eddy after many years of OTMAA interest and I have ordered the new book by Prince Michael of Greece. Has anyone read it? I think Eddy was so handsome and it is frustrating we don't know so much about him.

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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #486 on: November 30, 2013, 05:00:07 PM »
Hi there and welcome.

If you are interested in Eddy, you will enjoy this book!  I think I have seen the majority of photos of him that are out there, but there is one rare photo I've never seen of him with Helene, so that is a treat in itself.  Eddy's letters, while giving no huge secrets away about him or his relationship with Helene, do reveal a lot about his personality.  I was struck by how chatty he was, how self-deprecating and how frank with his personal feelings.

I haven't yet read it cover to cover but I'm sure you'll be glad to own it!

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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #487 on: December 01, 2013, 05:24:33 AM »
Hi Grace. Thanks it sounds like I will enjoy it and I am looking forward to the photo with Helene you mentioned. Have you saw that the J Vincent book on Eddy is on archive.org? Although it's very old it is interesting to read the whole book instead of snippets in other books.

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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #488 on: August 26, 2014, 07:11:58 AM »


Why is it so tiny?  It's a long time since I've posted a photo, I've forgotten how to do it properly!  Anyway, get zooming and ENJOY!  I will work on doing better next time or just providing a link.
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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #489 on: October 22, 2015, 02:21:21 PM »
Now this is an interesting picture:

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/mary-of-teck-princess-of-wales-with-the-duchesse-daosta-news-photo/463988643?et=j7JTEhVYRE9m_fDNWRsoKQ&referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thecourtjeweller.com%2F

Eddie's two loves...Mary of Teck (1867-1953), Princess of Wales, with the Duchesse d'Aosta (née Princess Hélène of Orléans), 1908. From Queen Alexandra's Christmas Gift Book, Photographs from My Camera, by Queen Alexandra, published by The Daily Telegraph (London, 1908).

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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #490 on: October 22, 2015, 04:21:25 PM »
Helena was a cool character. She shaved her head because she couldnt stand her hair and used wigs.
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