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« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2005, 06:46:41 PM »
Katherine was recently (well, within the past couple of years)  interviewed by Julia Gelardi (author of Born To Rule, which I am finally buying when I get my 40% discount day at work next week!  :D) about her mother, Queen Sophie of Greece.  I wish all authors would follow the late great Thro Aronson's example and write a memoir, because it would be fascinating to read about the various royals they've met, etc.  I often think how amazing it is that one of Vicky's granddaughters is still alive! I wonder what she's like.

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« Reply #31 on: November 15, 2005, 07:06:37 AM »
Very interesting Mrs Eddy!! it is indeed amazing to think Vickys grandaughter is still alive  :). Please let us know  if Born to Rule is a good book, I have heard mixed reports, I would love to learn more about Quen Sophie  :)
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« Reply #32 on: November 15, 2005, 08:18:16 AM »
I've liked it so far. It's a little disjointed through its particular style of weaving the stories together rather than doing them independently. There are a lot of letters quoted (like Sophie/Mossy) that I hadn't read before.
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« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2005, 09:03:43 AM »
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Very interesting Mrs Eddy!! it is indeed amazing to think Vickys grandaughter is still alive  :). Please let us know  if Born to Rule is a good book, I have heard mixed reports, I would love to learn more about Quen Sophie  :)


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« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2005, 10:33:55 AM »
Eddieboy was referring to Empress Frederick when she wrote 'Vicky's granddaughter' rather than QV.
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« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2005, 12:49:25 PM »
Thank you Ella!  :) Yes i ment Vicky's granddaughter! Amazing to think she is still alive! would love to talk to her  :)
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Re: Princess Katherine, Lady Brandram
« Reply #36 on: November 15, 2005, 04:52:56 PM »
wedding photo with Constantine II, Queen Sophie of Spain and Princess Irene of Greece



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« Reply #37 on: November 15, 2005, 05:20:23 PM »
A slightly more recent photo (one of the last photos of Katherine that has been released publically)  showing Katherine (seated) with the princesses Theodora and Irene of Greece--taken at Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece's wedding in 1995.


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« Reply #38 on: November 16, 2005, 10:04:57 AM »
Lady Katherine was usually quite tight lipped about her family.

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« Reply #39 on: November 16, 2005, 06:12:30 PM »
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Lady Katherine was usually quite tight lipped about her family.


Do you mean when she was interviewed for the book? I can't imagine any person, royal or not, would want to divulge all the juicy details of their relatives lives...much as we'd like them to. They are her family, and their memory is precious to her...

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« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2005, 07:05:59 PM »
Not all of them. Princess Alice of Athlone was always ready with an amusing story about her family according to author Theo Aronson and other authors who interviewed her. Lady Katherine was abit tight-lipped about her family and usually refer the questions to others like "You must really ask Prince or Princess soand so about this...".more than one person told me about this...

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« Reply #41 on: November 17, 2005, 02:35:36 AM »
Well maybe not everyone has such great faculties of the mind (like Alice Athlone did) at Katherine's age, we must remember!

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« Reply #42 on: November 17, 2005, 10:27:07 AM »
What I find fascinating is that Lady Katherine Brandram's grandfather was Kaiser Friedrich III ( 1831-1888 ).  There are so far 174 years of lifespan between them...that is one of the longest spans between a grandfather and a grandchild today among royals.

Two others of recent history were those between Juliana and King Willem III of the netherlands wich lasted from 1817-2004; and one that is still current between King Miguel I of Portugal and his last surviving granddaughter Infanta Maria Adelaide which has spanned between 1802-Today = 203 years and counting!

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Re: Princess Katherine, Lady Brandram
« Reply #43 on: November 18, 2005, 09:10:58 AM »
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A slightly more recent photo (one of the last photos of Katherine that has been released publically)  showing Katherine (seated) with the princesses Theodora and Irene of Greece--taken at Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece's wedding in 1995.



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« Reply #44 on: November 18, 2005, 03:15:09 PM »
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Paul Brandram very kindly set me family photos for my  book including one of Queen Sophie and Katherine, one of whom was searching through their handbag.


I'm assuming you mean in the picture Katherine is a little girl searching through her mother's handbag? That would be a cute photo!