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Re: Queen ELENA of Italy (1873-1952),nee Montenegro
« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2008, 04:29:10 AM »
A time ago I read Elena was fond of fishing. Does anyone have photos of her when she's fishing ?

She was not only fond of fishing, it was a life long passion. She had so many equipments that at the end of ww2 the london shop (it was bombed) where She had bought everything asked her to sell them back a part of the equipments  in order to start again their activity

I'll find some pics for you, but there are very few photos becouse she did not like being photographed when she was fishing-relaxing

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« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2008, 01:25:52 AM »
Her daughter standing to the left of Queen Elena is the image of her!

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« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2008, 03:23:52 AM »


On this painting is not see big high difference between  Regina Elena and her husband Victor Emanuel. In the contrary he looks a bit taller then she. Does anyone have photo of them for real comparison?

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« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2008, 06:19:27 AM »


On this painting is not see big high difference between  Regina Elena and her husband Victor Emanuel. In the contrary he looks a bit taller then she. Does anyone have photo of them for real comparison?

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« Reply #34 on: September 08, 2008, 01:57:16 AM »
Thank you Svetabel! He looks by her indeed very short. :)

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Re: Queen ELENA of Italy (1873-1952),nee Montenegro
« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2008, 02:27:41 PM »
Jelena's official debut was at the Smolny Institute Annual Ball in 1888. The 24 year old heir to the Russian throne invited her to open the ball with a pollonaise. St Petersburg was full of rumours that they would have a Slav rather than a German Empress. Sadly a distressing incident happened at a ball hosted by the Yusupovs in 1890. A quarrel broke out between two noblemen over her dance partner which ended in a duel. Prince Arsen of Serbia wounded Baron von Mannerheim ( future ruler of Finland) and the scandal led to the Princess being recalled to Cetinje.  However this brought her to the notice of the Queen of Italy who was worried at the biological inbreeding of the royal house (and would be a useful political bridge into the balkans). Prince Vittorio Emanuelle met his future Queen in May 1896 on the occasion of the Tsars coronation in Moscow, it was love at first sight.

This is from " the Court of king Nikola" by petar cukovic

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Re: Queen ELENA of Italy (1873-1952),nee Montenegro
« Reply #36 on: October 06, 2008, 11:22:02 AM »
Prince Vittorio Emanuelle met his future Queen in May 1896 on the occasion of the Tsars coronation in Moscow, it was love at first sight.

This is from " the Court of king Nikola" by petar cukovic

No, they met for the first time in Venice in 1895, there were the King, the Queen, the Prince of Naples and Princess Jelena with her sister Ana and her mother

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« Reply #37 on: October 07, 2008, 08:28:24 AM »
Must admit I thought it was rather a romantic book . I bought the book in the palace bookshop a few days ago and read it on the plane back. It has some good pictures and will sit next to Andje Kapcic's book

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« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2008, 02:27:53 AM »
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No, they met for the first time in Venice in 1895, there were the King, the Queen, the Prince of Naples and Princess Jelena with her sister Ana and her mother
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Was it love at first sight? or second sight? :)

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« Reply #39 on: October 08, 2008, 10:57:15 AM »
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No, they met for the first time in Venice in 1895, there were the King, the Queen, the Prince of Naples and Princess Jelena with her sister Ana and her mother
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Was it love at first sight? or second sight? :)

I think it was love at first time for the Prince, who was completely unaware, while the Princess had been told by her father of a possible marriage but she liked him very much, though he was very short.

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« Reply #40 on: October 09, 2008, 04:44:34 AM »
Well he was, inherited from his mothers side.

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Re: Queen ELENA of Italy (1873-1952),nee Montenegro
« Reply #41 on: October 10, 2008, 07:06:45 PM »
AWWWWW!!! I love Queen Elena she is my FAVORITE queen.

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« Reply #42 on: October 11, 2008, 03:10:29 AM »
AWWWWW!!! I love Queen Elena she is my FAVORITE queen.

She is my favourite Queen too.

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« Reply #43 on: October 19, 2008, 05:15:09 PM »
sadly she was not wanted by the italians..... and  I do believe she persuaded the King to flee Rome in the closing days which doomed the monarchy

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« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2008, 10:42:53 AM »
Portrait of Elena's firs ''love'' Baron Carl Gustav Emil von Mannerheim