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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #45 on: December 11, 2005, 01:44:31 PM »
no i don't think Marie hated her mother-in -law,do you really believe this?

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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #46 on: December 11, 2005, 02:00:45 PM »
first of all, everyone talks about elizabeth's beauty and i don't get why. out of all three she looks the ugliest to me. ileana is much more beautiful while mignon is pretty. elizabeth is just plain ugly (there are some good pictures of her but most of them she has those huge brows and cold look and that strange hair and that awfully white skin... i would not be surprised if she opened her mouth and a pair of vampire teeth came out :P).  she may have been a pretty child (and she was, although i don't like all her childhood photos either, i think mignon looked much better) but as a woman... urgh...

second of all, marie did not hate her mother in law, but she didn't have a good opinion of her either. she said at some point that when she married nando, antonia used her to make the other daughter in law jealous with the amount of attention missy was getting. and then used the same tactic with nando's younger brother's wife. marie liked leopold a lot better. :)
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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #47 on: December 11, 2005, 02:55:48 PM »
 

Well I donīt believe it in the sense that I donīt know what the truth was...As I said I find Missy an extraordinary Queen and Woman, but sometimes there seems to be an aura of infalibility around her...but still what a great Queen...

I've only noticed now that in a previous message I wrote Marie to say Elisabeth (Carmen Sylva)...Ooops...Marie was her little daughter...


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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #48 on: December 11, 2005, 05:21:48 PM »
no way. i'm pretty sure anyone who reads her memoires can tell that she was very biased about a lot of things. i discussed this in another thread: i think she was a little arrogant, she thought too highly of herself. true, she had a lot to show for and it's also true that a good ruler needs confidence, but i think she went a little too far with it. i also think that while she saw everybody's faults very well, she failed to see her own. i have not seen anyone described by her in a way that could be called totally wrong. she always made good points, but sometimes she exaggerated them and she had a way of placing herself above the ones she was talking about which doesn't appeal to me much. i'm sure she was a charming person, though, too many people have reported her as such :)
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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #49 on: December 12, 2005, 10:20:17 AM »
Well..like any human being, Missy have her faults as well. However as you said, she was a keen judge of character as well. She appreciated her mother-in-law and Elisabetta's dark, Portuguese beauty. However she saw through their faults as well.  :)

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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #50 on: December 13, 2005, 02:49:11 AM »
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Portuguese beauty.

Portuguese?? I'd say basically Coburg and Hohenzollern! ;)

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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #51 on: December 13, 2005, 03:19:21 AM »
No... she has Braganza blood as well...Remember she was a Portuguese Infanta.  :)

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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #52 on: December 13, 2005, 08:52:44 AM »
Who? The referenced quote refers to Elisabeth's Portuguese beauty. She would've been the granddaughter of an Infanta. Is the 'she' referring to Antonia or Elisabeth?
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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #53 on: December 13, 2005, 10:08:36 AM »
Furstin Antonia was born a Portuguese Infanta, although his father was a Prince of the House of Coburg, her mother was from the Portuguese dynasty of Braganza. Antonia seemed to inheirited the darks lPortuguese looks, while her sister Maria Ana looks more Coburg. As Elisabetta looked more like her grandmother, her looks can be described as Portguese as well.  ;D

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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #54 on: December 13, 2005, 02:04:45 PM »
well,i don't like Antonia's beauty nor Elisabeth's

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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #55 on: December 14, 2005, 01:16:20 AM »
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No... she has Braganza blood as well...Remember she was a Portuguese Infanta.  :)


Sure she had Bragansa blood! But she looked like a Coburg, her father was a Coburg guy from Germany  ;)! Actually she reminds me her cousin Ferdinand of Bulgaria! Though...he had a resemblance to his Bourbon mother more... :)
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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #56 on: December 14, 2005, 09:36:02 AM »
Yes...Although the dark looks did came from Portugal. it could also have came from that the Kohary bloodline which they both shared. Prince Albert's Coburg line did not produce "that" look.  8)

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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #57 on: December 14, 2005, 05:41:04 PM »
back to Elisabeth and George...did George  love this awfull lady in the beginning of their marriage???

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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #58 on: December 14, 2005, 07:53:11 PM »
Yes...unfortunately...Very deeply... :'(

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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #59 on: December 15, 2005, 12:55:33 AM »
i wonder how can anyone love such a creature???i can't imagine such thing ???

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