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Re: King Ferdinand of Romania (Nando)
« Reply #30 on: July 30, 2005, 09:33:31 PM »
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Re: King Ferdinand of Romania (Nando)
« Reply #31 on: August 01, 2005, 03:49:54 PM »
Thank you for the lovely photos!

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Re: King Ferdinand of Romania (Nando)
« Reply #32 on: November 26, 2005, 02:56:39 PM »
more Nando:)










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Re: King Ferdinand of Romania (Nando)
« Reply #33 on: November 26, 2005, 03:22:32 PM »
Apparently he was a basically good man, but his "impetuousness" as a young husband did not make for a happy bride. Marie was too young, inexperienced and overly romantic for such a practical and not-terribly-subtle young man. Their relationship seems to have been defined by these unfortunate first days of their marriage.

Quite frankly, though, I wonder if Marie would have been happy with George or indeed any other man for a prolonged period of time. She wasn't quite as fanciful as Carmen Sylva, but all the same Marie was highly dramatic and exceptionally ego-driven. I find her fascinating, but I don't think she was cut out to be a domestic, self-effacing sort, and if she had married her tempermental cousin George I wonder how her flightiness would gone over long-term, especially in a country that prized dutiful consorts! Seemingly impassive Nando and frivolous Romanian society seem to have been her better match.

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Re: King Ferdinand of Romania (Nando)
« Reply #34 on: November 26, 2005, 07:02:11 PM »
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However, he has done his duty as a king, even if he wasn't interested in politics. He was probably grateful that Missy was.


Nando's area of expertise was biology, primarily botany and agriculture.  He was quite the expert.  Also, Nando spoke, read and wrote six languages!

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Re: King Ferdinand of Romania (Nando)
« Reply #35 on: November 27, 2005, 11:35:09 AM »
more of Ferdinand







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Re: King Ferdinand of Romania (Nando)
« Reply #36 on: December 26, 2005, 10:18:39 AM »
he looks very good in this one



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Re: King Ferdinand of Romania (Nando)
« Reply #37 on: December 26, 2005, 10:19:40 AM »
and one more i like very much:)


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Re: King Ferdinand of Romania (Nando)
« Reply #38 on: December 30, 2005, 04:44:10 AM »
...and a couple more of the king:

 

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Re: King Ferdinand of Romania (Nando)
« Reply #39 on: December 30, 2005, 04:51:28 AM »
 
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Re: King Ferdinand of Romania (Nando)
« Reply #40 on: December 30, 2005, 10:01:34 AM »
gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!thank you very much :)i love the colours ;D


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Re: King Ferdinand of Romania (Nando)
« Reply #41 on: December 31, 2005, 09:20:40 PM »
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I don't think he had a strong personality.  He seemed to just be led into things:  becoming the heir to the Romanian throne, marrying Missy, etc.  SO overshadowed by Missy that he kind of fades into the background of history.

He was way more sexual than Missy, and had a number of affairs.  I don't think he was a particularly involved parent.  He had a difficult time standing up to advisors and the King.  Probably to Missy, too.

But I think he was duty-oriented and it was utterly appalling to him when Carol turned out the way he did...didn't quite know what to do.


I don't think he was more sexual than Missy...he just failed to realize that his methods only satisfied him, and left her feeling used.  In other words, a selfish lover.  Altogether though, the way they stuck together through the many rocks in their marriage is  commendable.  I also admire how he sacrificed his own German heritage for the good of his country during WWI.  His family disowned him.
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Re: King Ferdinand of Romania (Nando)
« Reply #42 on: January 01, 2006, 06:10:30 PM »
i don't think he was consciously a selfish lover. i believe he simply did not believe that a woman should take pleasure in sex. that is a common belief, even today. a woman who takes pleasure in sex is regarded as easy. at those times, and in those circles, a wife was supposed to obediently sit in her bed while her husband did his conjugal duty and produced children. had missy manifested any sexual desire for him, i'm sure he would have been confused.
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Re: King Ferdinand of Romania (Nando)
« Reply #43 on: January 01, 2006, 08:23:38 PM »
I've heard of that, too, but Queen Victoria herself made several references to enjoying um, Albert, and Nicholas II and Alexandra both seem to have had a healthy relationship in that area.  You make a good point, though, ilyala, and really the cultural beliefs at the time might have had something to do with Missy and Nando's problems.  
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Re: King Ferdinand of Romania (Nando)
« Reply #44 on: January 02, 2006, 03:32:56 PM »
i'm not saying there weren't couples who enjoyed a healthy sex life at the time. but the two couples you mentioned were love matches and that changes things a little, for example.
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