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Re: Daisy Princess of Pless
« Reply #105 on: July 12, 2011, 04:28:11 PM »
According to Bendor, who told the story many years later to Sir Shane Leslie,

The whole thing is quite incestuous. Shane Leslie was the nephew of Jennie Churchill who would become Shelagh's sister-in-law (and the Duke's) when she married her brother George.
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Re: Daisy Princess of Pless
« Reply #106 on: July 18, 2011, 03:00:18 AM »
I have the same book and have been curious about this for some time. Burke's Royal Families [vol.1] says only the he died by suicide via a gun.  He was Mecklenburg-Strelitz and the only;y other book I have on them is in German, which I do not read.

Could it have been the rumors that he was going to be forced to set aside a well-loved woman (perhaps even a secret wife) in order to make a 'proper marriage' and secure the succession? The papers were full of it at the time though that can always be taken with a grain of salt. He did have the one lady that he shared 2 children with though, didn't he? The story went that he and his brother had worked a deal where Adolf could lead his own life while Karl Borwin did the proper marriage and heir thing. Then Karl Borwin was killed. WW1 happened and the next in line to the throne was on the side of the Russians. All this increased pressure on Adolf to 'do his duty' and he just couldn't take it.

I would like to hear more on this topic of Adolphus Frederick VI and the subject of his morganatic marriage to a "secret wife).  There is a reference to a newspaper article from New York published under citation 2 in Wikipedia.  Although the cause of death is incorrect, it does mention his secret marriage.  As for the way he died, that remains to be argued as to the reasons why and how.
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Re: Daisy Princess of Pless
« Reply #107 on: October 12, 2011, 02:10:48 PM »
Hello!
i was surching on net, but couldn't find any photo of Daisy's sons as adults. Can somone help?

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Re: Daisy Princess of Pless
« Reply #108 on: October 18, 2011, 10:34:04 AM »
A couple of pictures of Hansel as an adult:





I don't have dates, but I believe the latter was taken in the early fifties, and as he was born in 1900 he would be in his early fifties as well.

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Re: Daisy Princess of Pless
« Reply #109 on: October 18, 2011, 10:39:09 AM »
And Lexel:



Again, I don't know the date.

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Re: Daisy Princess of Pless
« Reply #110 on: October 18, 2011, 03:40:36 PM »
OMG, thank you so much! :)

Looking at Lexel's photo, I think that he looks like Daisy at least his eyes.

Thank again!!!


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Re: Daisy Princess of Pless
« Reply #111 on: October 19, 2011, 03:35:05 AM »
A couple of pictures of Hansel as an adult:





I don't have dates, but I believe the latter was taken in the early fifties, and as he was born in 1900 he would be in his early fifties as well.
I wonder if the bike in the photo was the one which as a major part of his estate!

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Re: Daisy Princess of Pless
« Reply #112 on: October 20, 2011, 03:39:04 AM »
This was indeed The Green Steed, which he rode everywhere in Britain and the continent.

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Re: Daisy Princess of Pless
« Reply #113 on: October 24, 2011, 01:07:56 PM »
The Green Steed?

Was he a cyclist, sportsmen?

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Re: Daisy Princess of Pless
« Reply #114 on: October 31, 2011, 12:48:34 PM »
The Green Steed?

Was he a cyclist, sportsmen?

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He wasn't a sporting cyclist - no tour de France stuff - but he cycled everywhere he could and named his bike The Green Steed.

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Re: Daisy Princess of Pless
« Reply #115 on: November 26, 2011, 11:03:52 PM »
Daisy son, Bolko




 

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Re: Daisy Princess of Pless
« Reply #116 on: November 27, 2011, 05:58:43 AM »
Was he an intended husband for Ileana?

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Re: Daisy Princess of Pless
« Reply #117 on: November 27, 2011, 07:45:14 AM »
Nope, that was Alexander ;-)

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Re: Daisy Princess of Pless
« Reply #118 on: November 28, 2011, 05:50:18 PM »
Was Ileana in love with him? Lol

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Re: Daisy Princess of Pless
« Reply #119 on: November 30, 2011, 05:26:37 PM »
This is my fave photo of Daisy, very similar to Marie's pose  : )