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Re: Prince Harald & Princess Helena
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2006, 03:00:25 PM »
Yes, the family did have a difficult time with Helena's German sympathies, and I don't think Harald enyoyed having his wife  entertaining the enemy in his own house!
Helena's alleged comment to Queen Alexandrine "now we Germans must stick together" didn't make her more popular, or less embaressing for the family.!

Now I can see that one of my pictures isn't showing, so here it is again. The couple and their four eldest children!

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Re: Prince Harald & Princess Helena
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2006, 09:57:48 PM »
Yes it is nice that their daughter Calma married King Frederik IX's (father of Queen Ingrid) younger brother.  :D

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« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2006, 10:39:06 AM »
BTW Do yopu have any pic of Alexandrina's husband, Pr. Luitpold of Castell ?

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« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2006, 10:04:12 PM »
I only saw photos of the marriage.  ???

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« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2006, 11:27:51 AM »
Which pictures can't you see, cause I can see all of them?


I can't see neither.
Now that you reposted your 1st picture, may be you repost the 2nd, please  ;)

No problem. The wedding of Princess Feodora to Prince Christian in 1937 at Fredensborg.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Danish%20Royalty/PssFeodoradkwed1937.jpg

The couple settled in Germany, but soon had to deal with the outbreak of WWII, and the Schaumburg-Lippe family didn't have it easy after that. The to eldest sons of Feo and Christian eventually settled in Denmark where they live today.
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Re: Prince Harald & Princess Helena
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2006, 11:46:19 AM »
BTW Do yopu have any pic of Alexandrina's husband, Pr. Luitpold of Castell ?

I only have this wedding picture of the couple.


Princess Alexandrine-Louise and Count Luitpold Castell-Castell were married in 1937, but the marriage didn't last very long. Count Luitpold died in 1941.

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Re: Prince Harald & Princess Helena
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2006, 01:07:54 PM »
I think that some of the girls behind are from Solms-Baruth and Auersperg families,but not sure...By the way,Kmerov,have you ever seen portraits somewhere of Harald and Helena?I am much more interested in less known royals.Thank you for those lovely pictures!

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« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2006, 09:06:43 PM »
I think there may be some within the family (in private hands) as I have seen much in palaces and museums open to the public. Certainly "fat Helena" was not family favourite among the family due to her German tendencies during the war.Her portaits may have ended up in storage.  :(

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Re: Prince Harald & Princess Helena
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2006, 01:58:34 PM »
I think that some of the girls behind are from Solms-Baruth and Auersperg families,but not sure...By the way,Kmerov,have you ever seen portraits somewhere of Harald and Helena?I am much more interested in less known royals.Thank you for those lovely pictures!

You are welcome Marc!
The bridesmaids are from left:
Countess Friederike of Salms-Baruth, the brides sister Princess Feodora, Countess Feodora of Salms-Baruth and Princess Louise of Prussia.

I havn't seen any portraits, but I will post them if I find some!
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« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2006, 02:17:52 PM »
Princess Helena was often teased by the reporters about her appearance, and you could read in the papers after some court function ,"Princess Helena came in her (usual) blue with headband".
Helena however was quite fashionable when it came to jewelry.

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« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2006, 09:18:32 PM »
I wonder if there was a book about her and Harald ?  ???

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« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2006, 12:20:15 PM »
No, I don't think there is a book about the couple, only bits of information in various books on the Glücksborg family. And then old newspaper articles!

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Re: Prince Harald & Princess Helena
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2006, 06:54:13 PM »
Two more pictures.
Harald and Helena with Feodora and Caroline Mathilde in 1917.


The whole family

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Danish%20Royalty/HaHefam.jpg
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Re: Prince Harald & Princess Helena
« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2006, 10:22:22 AM »
Princess Helena was often teased by the reporters about her appearance, and you could read in the papers after some court function ,"Princess Helena came in her (usual) blue with headband".
Helena however was quite fashionable when it came to jewelry.


This is really curious, one would say that Helena wears the same Greeck Key tiara as Queen Mother Helen of Romania on this photo. Were there several models of the same kind in the Royal Families ?
Reginei Mama Elena a Romaniei

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Re: Prince Harald & Princess Helena
« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2006, 05:25:50 PM »
This type of tiara was in fashion at the time, so it wasn't the only one around! This particular tiara doesn't
exist anymore; according to "The jewels of the danish royal house" by Bjarne Steen Jensen, it was most
likely dismantled and recycled for other pieces of jewellery.

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Viv