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Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna is most displeased
« Reply #450 on: February 20, 2014, 12:01:27 AM »
Always unhappy. Always frowning. Nothing is ever good enough. The past is always better.

I think I love her.

Was she sympathetic with Ducky about her divorce?

Roger Peyrefitti in his roman à clef The Exile Of Capri said that Maria's husband collected 'privy casts' of his Coburg male subjects, but the plaster phalli were destroyed after his death.

So you would think with that similar marriage history, Maria have empathised with her daughter's unhappiness.


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Re: Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh and Coburg
« Reply #451 on: February 20, 2014, 09:54:08 AM »
Yes. But she was very critical of the straying off the marriage bed. Missy did it so many times that Marie Coburg came down hard on her. She was also hard on Sandra when she did that. The only one who had the best marriage was Baby Bee. She flirted but never did what her other sisters did.

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Re: Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh and Coburg
« Reply #452 on: February 20, 2014, 10:49:43 AM »
Showing off her wealth ? She did have a bigger collection than her successor "Dick" (Viktoria Adeheld, Duchess of Coburg). 

It was to raise money (and she did, a "remarkable large sum") for a local children's hospital. The exhibition was held in her palace in Coburg. She rented showcases for it and dragooned her daughters and other relations (including her nephew but not yet son-in-law Kyril and Dowager Duchess Alexandrine) into participating as well. All the daughters displayed jewels (with Missy's being particularly remarked on) as well as various objects d'art, furs and laces (some of which had belonged to the late Empress Marie), fans and heirlooms such as the tea service which had been a wedding gift to Marie from her father Alexander II and Duke Alfred's silver model ships. The coronation robes worn by Marie at her brother's coronation and the robes worn by her daughters at the coronation of Edward VII were also on display.
 
Here are some more photos--it was covered in the German amgazines of the time:

http://www.royal-magazin.de/german/sachsen-coburg/sachsen-coburg-schmuck-prinzessinnen.htm
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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna is most displeased
« Reply #453 on: February 20, 2014, 07:43:03 PM »
Roger Peyrefitti in his roman à clef The Exile Of Capri said that Maria's husband collected 'privy casts' of his Coburg male subjects

Lol, makes fellow Bavarian Ludwig II seem normal.

Fantastic if ALL the sovereigns south of the Weißwurstäquator - White Sausage Equator (a Freudian term!? :-) i.e. river Main* at some point were gay or bisexual:
Ernst Ludwig of Hesse, Alfred of S-C-G, Ludwig II of Bavaria, Karl I and Wilhelm II of Württemberg and Friedrich I of Baden! Geil, gell?

* OK, so all of S-C-G is north of the Main, but if Duke Alfred was the one farthest in the closest, that is only fitting!

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Re: Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh and Coburg
« Reply #454 on: February 22, 2014, 09:36:48 AM »
Thanks for sharing the pics of the exhibition. Love to see all the pictures if I can get my hands on a magazine...

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Re: Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh and Coburg
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Re: Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh and Coburg
« Reply #459 on: September 21, 2018, 09:29:56 AM »
Showing off her wealth ? She did have a bigger collection than her successor "Dick" (Viktoria Adeheld, Duchess of Coburg). 

It was to raise money (and she did, a "remarkable large sum") for a local children's hospital. The exhibition was held in her palace in Coburg. She rented showcases for it and dragooned her daughters and other relations (including her nephew but not yet son-in-law Kyril and Dowager Duchess Alexandrine) into participating as well. All the daughters displayed jewels (with Missy's being particularly remarked on) as well as various objects d'art, furs and laces (some of which had belonged to the late Empress Marie), fans and heirlooms such as the tea service which had been a wedding gift to Marie from her father Alexander II and Duke Alfred's silver model ships. The coronation robes worn by Marie at her brother's coronation and the robes worn by her daughters at the coronation of Edward VII were also on display.
 
Here are some more photos--it was covered in the German amgazines of the time:

http://www.royal-magazin.de/german/sachsen-coburg/sachsen-coburg-schmuck-prinzessinnen.htm

A recent exhibit of part of her church plate, etc.:
https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwart/article/Lost-Masterpieces-of-Imperial-Romanov-Liturgical-Silver-on-View-at-Museum-of-Russian-Icons-20180918
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