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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #90 on: February 23, 2007, 07:42:20 AM »




George II, Queen Elisabeth, one of her sisters Maria or Ileana



Queen Elisabeth



















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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #91 on: February 23, 2007, 02:37:54 PM »
in the second pic the sister is Maria ' Mignon'  :) Ileana was a child at that time  ;)

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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #92 on: February 23, 2007, 03:26:34 PM »


Queen Elisabeth with her mother Queen Marie and sister Queen Maria Mignon



Elisabetha and Mignon



Elisabeth with her parents and brother Carol and sister Mignon
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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #93 on: February 23, 2007, 03:27:16 PM »
This may have been discussed already, but I recently read in Zeepvat's "Queen Victoria's Family" that Queen Elisabeth divorced the King even though he adored her.  And that she was a very difficult, selfish person who often was a thorn in the side of her nephew, Michael.  

Is there any particular reason that Elizabeth chose to end the marriage and return to Romani?  I have often read that Queen Marie's children were considered spoiled by some.  Was it because of this or infidelity? ???

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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #94 on: February 23, 2007, 07:42:07 PM »
Maybe ! Missy was known to be an indulgent mother.

Love the photos of Elisabetta wrting letters...were they taken in Romania ?  ???

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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #95 on: February 24, 2007, 06:06:48 AM »


I can imagine that King George II adored her, she had such a beautiful, fascinating face, but she looks quite cold and scary too. I would like to know why exactly they got divorced as well.
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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #96 on: February 25, 2007, 07:38:12 PM »
One reason was the sides they took in the Helene/Carol divorce. George was supportive of his sister, while Elisabetta was of her brother Carol.  ???

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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #97 on: February 27, 2007, 06:32:12 AM »
Basilforever,

Where did you got all those lovely photo's? Are they from a book?

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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #98 on: February 27, 2007, 08:03:51 PM »
Looks like they came a photo archieve...Are they from Kent University too ? (Just a guess).  ;)

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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #99 on: February 28, 2007, 07:06:37 AM »
Many are from ebay, old postcards, various internet sites, some old threads. I find Queen Elisabeth to be quite fascinating actually.

Does anyone know, has anyone ever written a biography of Q. Elisabetha?  ???

Also are there any grand portraits painted of her as Queen, as there were for Olga, Sophie, Amalia, etc.?  ???
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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #100 on: February 28, 2007, 07:39:06 PM »
The closest thing of a bio on Elisabetta was a series of articles written by John Wimbles for Royalty Digest on her.  ;)

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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #101 on: February 28, 2007, 10:56:45 PM »
They're great articles--lots of quotes from letters she wrote to her mother about her life in Greece. They can be ordered from Royalty Digest still even though they're from several years ago.
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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #102 on: March 01, 2007, 07:02:44 PM »
Yes...I was very previdged to know John Wimbles. A man of great intelligence and expert on Romanian Royals. He will be speaking again at the annual Royalty Digest Conferences in Ticehurst this year. Looking forward to more letters... :D :D :D

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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #103 on: March 09, 2007, 05:54:20 AM »
I think Elizabeth also received a parure of emeralds from Queen Sophie.  ??? ??? ???

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Re: King Georg II & Queen Elisabeth
« Reply #104 on: March 09, 2007, 09:03:13 AM »
Would that be the one that she had the 'E's' put into the Tiara? Queen Anne Marie often wears it today. That's a stunning emerald parure, I love it.
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