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Re: King Carlos & Queen Amelie of Portugal
« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2005, 09:45:31 AM »
As an older woman:

with 'Foxy Ferdy' (Ferdinand of Bulgaria) also from the House of Coburg and a descendant of Louis Philippe



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Re: King Carlos & Queen Amelie of Portugal
« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2005, 09:50:53 AM »
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how much taller Amelie is than many around her, including Manuel)

Yes, this is very funny.

Amélie had 1,86 m! Her big height was a problem to her marriage. Because of that, her parents tried to marry her with some of the Romanovs Grand Dukes, who were also very tall.
But Amélie turn to marry Carlos who was 1,75 m: almost a match.
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Re: King Carlos & Queen Amelie of Portugal
« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2005, 10:20:55 AM »
This is one of the connections between Amélie and Ferdinand:

King Louis Philippe - Ferdinand d'Orléans - Philippe Count of Paris - Amélie of Portugal

King Louis Philippe - Clementine of Saxe-Coburg - Ferdinand of Bulgaria


Amélie's father, the Count of Paris, was a first cousin of Ferdinand of Bulgaria.

Another interesting connection is this one:

Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg - Ferdinand of Portugal - Luiz I of Portugal - Carlos of Portugal = Amélie d'Orléans

Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg - August of Saxe-Coburg - Ferdinand of Bulgaria


Hence Ferdinand of Bulgaria was also a first cousin of Amélie's father-in-law, King Luiz of Portugal.

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Re: King Carlos & Queen Amelie of Portugal
« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2005, 04:43:07 PM »
Queen Amélia (as a widow) and her son King Manoel II, ca. 1908-1910.

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Re: King Carlos & Queen Amelie of Portugal
« Reply #34 on: March 18, 2005, 05:25:46 PM »
A wonderful picture, Grand Duke, thank you !
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Re: King Carlos & Queen Amelie of Portugal
« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2005, 09:21:27 PM »
Amelie, Carlos and Luiz


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Re: King Carlos & Queen Amelie of Portugal
« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2005, 09:22:42 AM »
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A wonderful picture, Grand Duke, thank you!
You're welcome. Here's another one:


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Re: King Carlos & Queen Amelie of Portugal
« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2005, 12:20:20 PM »
Here's another from that sitting



And some more


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Re: King Carlos & Queen Amelie of Portugal
« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2005, 12:22:57 PM »
When she was younger:







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Re: King Carlos & Queen Amelie of Portugal
« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2005, 12:26:10 PM »
and with jewels

(one of my favorite photos)






(same portrait as on the bio of her)
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Re: King Carlos & Queen Amelie of Portugal
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2005, 06:16:18 PM »
This last portrait is great!Thanks!She looks fabulous on it!Does anyone have it larger?Or any other colour portrait?Sorry,but I just like them!

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Re: King Carlos & Queen Amelie of Portugal
« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2005, 06:53:12 PM »
I just have details of the portrait.

Painting by Victor Corcos, 1905:

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Re: King Carlos & Queen Amelie of Portugal
« Reply #42 on: March 20, 2005, 08:19:57 PM »
 
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Wearing a tiara she was photographed in several times. It was a diamond tiara that was either made for her or her mother-in-law Queen Maria Pia. It consists of 2 rows of diamonds, set with fleurons and collet diamonds on knife-wire. It is one of the few pieces of the Portuguese royal jewelry to still be seen—one of the last times in 1995 when the Duke of Braganza married Dona Isabel de Heredia.

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Sapphire Tiara
The Sapphire Tiara is one that seems to have been sold or disappeared around the time of the Revolution in 1910. It was seen quite frequently on Amelie from her very beginning in Portugal but hasn’t been seen since then. It was done in a similar design to her namesake and grandmother (or mother?) Queen Marie-Amelie of France so perhaps was made just for her. This tiara is created with a diamond base and topped with diamond spikes topped with 5 large sapphires.


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Queen Amelia

One of the Star Tiaras that were so popular throughout European Courts. This tiara was originally created for Queen Maria Pia in 1878. It is a tiara of various sized stars. The center star is created from a very large yellow diamond and the other stars of 7 large, 6 medium and 8 small stars for a total of 561. The tiara garnered much praise for the way the stars moved with a dazzling sparkle of light due to the springs the stars were mounted upon. Poor Queen Amelie wasn’t regarded as having the glittering appearance of Maria Pia (who was tiny) when wearing this tiara but she looked dignified and regal in my opinion. Lost during the Revolution its now in the possession of the Portuguese government.
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Re: King Carlos & Queen Amelie of Portugal
« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2005, 08:10:12 AM »
Queen Amelie & King Carlos seem such an odd couple to me, perhaps because they were such opposites in appearance.

She seemed such a kind & pleasant sort of person. Ponsonby described her as 'witty and amusing and there was no difficulty keeping the ball rolling [in conversation]' And maybe he shared some of her affability.

Marie Mallett described him:

"He is so fat that he bounds rather than eats and his greediness is quite appalling. The gentlemen call him the Champion Liar.. "

"Fat and pink just like a prize pig….[he] eats enormously and they say he takes a good deal of exercise but the more he takes the more he eats and I should fear apoplexy at 40 but he is 32 now!"

(Marie Mallett was always VERY critical of people wasn't she? I recall she described Alix as 'cow-like' & a 'rabid German hausfrau.' I do not think she was a very pleasant person to meet!)

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Re: King Carlos & Queen Amelie of Portugal
« Reply #44 on: May 29, 2005, 10:10:08 AM »
That Sapphire tiara stored in its original traveling case was under my bed.  However, it somehow mysterioulsy disappeared the around the time GD Ella and Grand Duke were at my house for tea ;).

I know GD Ella does not have the tiara sooo...Grand Duke do you have my tiara!!! (LOL)

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