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Offline GrandDuchessIsabelle

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Re: Time for Another List - Royalty Nobody had a Bad Word For
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2012, 02:42:04 PM »
I nominate Lady Jane Grey, Anne of Cleves and Henry (Liko) of Battenberg.
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Re: Time for Another List - Royalty Nobody had a Bad Word For
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2012, 03:16:05 AM »
I'd certainly agree with Anne of Cleves. Even Henry VIII seems to have liked her (alone of his discarded wives) even though he didn't fancy her!

Not sure about Lady Jane Grey, however.

How about Queen Charlotte, consort of George III, and Queen Adelaide, who managed to be on excellent terms with her husband's numerous FitzClarence brood?

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Re: Time for Another List - Royalty Nobody had a Bad Word For
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2012, 04:38:51 PM »
I'm terribly fond of Queen Adelaide, so I agree with you there, Kakafrana. Ella (junior) of Hesse and Irene of Prussia?
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Re: Time for Another List - Royalty Nobody had a Bad Word For
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2012, 06:48:01 PM »
I think so about Ella of Hesse (junior) too. I think she was well liked!

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Re: Time for Another List - Royalty Nobody had a Bad Word For
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2012, 07:35:04 PM »
I'm terribly fond of Queen Adelaide, so I agree with you there, Kakafrana. Ella (junior) of Hesse and Irene of Prussia?

I'm rather fond of Queen Adelaide as well, but I don't believe the Duchess of Kent liked her very much  ::)

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Re: Time for Another List - Royalty Nobody had a Bad Word For
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2012, 08:33:10 PM »
Queen Adelaide is a good candidate!

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Re: Time for Another List - Royalty Nobody had a Bad Word For
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2012, 09:46:00 PM »
Tatiana Konstantinovna, though not much is known about her I guess
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Re: Time for Another List - Royalty Nobody had a Bad Word For
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2012, 02:55:51 PM »
I knew someone would mention Ella (junior), but she was eight when she died, so outside the rules.

Irene of Hesse and Heinrich of Prussia seem to have been well-liked by all their contemporaries (though Eric Lowe clearly doesn't like Irene!)

I'd not thought of Tatiana Konstantinovna, but she seems a good candidate. We could add her uncle Dimitri Konstantinovich (while no one has a GOOD word to say for Nikolai Konstantinovich). Apart from Nikolai, the Konstantinovichi seem to have been very pleasant people and well liked by everyone.

How about Gustav VI of Sweden and both the Connaught daughters? The only thing that could possibly be considered a bad word was Alice of Athlone's description of Patricia's paintings as 'Modern, very modern.'

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Re: Time for Another List - Royalty Nobody had a Bad Word For
« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2012, 01:23:45 AM »
One of the reasons I like Queen Adelaide is that she wasn't beautiful, and therefore people liked and admired her entirely for her character.

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Re: Time for Another List - Royalty Nobody had a Bad Word For
« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2012, 03:41:44 PM »
Two more royal ladies, this time from the medieval period.

Philippa of Hainault, wife of Edward III, seems to have been a kind and pleasant lady, and I've yet to hear a bad word about Edward I's first Queen, Eleanor of Castile.

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Re: Time for Another List - Royalty Nobody had a Bad Word For
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2012, 04:05:28 PM »
Agree with Eleanor whole heartedly. Even my Grandfather who is very skeptical about female rulers thinks she's an excellent role model even for young girls. He had me do a project on her when I was younger.
How about Maria of Portugal, Isabella of Castille's daughter?
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Re: Time for Another List - Royalty Nobody had a Bad Word For
« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2012, 06:30:43 AM »
Isabelle

I don't know much about Maria of Portugal. Could you enlighten me?

Are you sure you've got Eleanor of Castile, rather than Eleanor of Aquitaine, whom plenty of people had a bad word for?

Too many Eleanors in the medieval period. We also had Eleanor of Provence, wife of Henry III, who brought with her a horde of grasping relations.

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Re: Time for Another List - Royalty Nobody had a Bad Word For
« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2015, 12:20:56 PM »
I'm tempted to add both Christian Victor and Albert of Schleswig-Holstein, who seem to have been liked by everybody.

Albert managed the difficult feat of being liked by both the Kaiser and the Empress Frederick (he often joined her house parties after she was widowed).

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