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Re: Princess Marie of Erbach Schonberg (nee Battenberg)
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2005, 07:06:27 AM »
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Wishful thinking I would guess since it took Beatrice at least 6 months to convince her mother to let her marry Liko.

Think she just liked the look of them, and QV always liked their mother.



Didn't mean to insinuate about a prospective match from childhood.  I was only saying that QV knew Liko way before VMH married his over brother.  Beatrice alos must have know Liko before VHM's wedding also.  I did not realize they were aquainted from childhood; VMH & Louis yes becuase they were cousins but not Beatrice & Liko.

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Re: Princess Marie of Erbach Schonberg (nee Battenberg)
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2005, 02:32:05 PM »
Also, Louis hanging around London alot before his marriage...very good friends with Bertie and Alix, and had a room at Marlborough House.  However, when he had dinner with QV, she did her best to keep him away from Beatrice.  She was worried about handsome Battenbergs and her Benjamina.
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Re: Princess Marie of Erbach Schonberg (nee Battenberg)
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2005, 05:42:32 PM »
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Also, Louis hanging around London alot before his marriage...very good friends with Bertie and Alix, and had a room at Marlborough House.  However, when he had dinner with QV, she did her best to keep him away from Beatrice.  She was worried about handsome Battenbergs and her Benjamina.


Are you referring to Louis or Liko Battenberg?
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Re: Princess Marie of Erbach Schonberg (nee Battenberg)
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2005, 12:09:01 PM »
In this case, Louis.
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Re: Princess Marie of Erbach Schonberg (nee Battenberg)
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2008, 12:09:54 PM »
Princess Marie in the 1870s


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Re: Princess Marie of Erbach Schonberg (nee Battenberg)
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2008, 09:51:07 AM »

Gorgeous photo! Were did you get it? I like Marie so much... once bought a copy of her book written on her travel to Bulgaria - with her own signature....
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Re: Princess Marie of Erbach Schonberg (nee Battenberg)
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2008, 10:53:26 AM »
she look so beautifull but hwo was the realtionsip between her and her Brothers ? She was the only Girl in the Family. has she a favorite-brother ?


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Re: Princess Marie of Erbach Schonberg (nee Battenberg)
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2008, 12:21:10 PM »
Marie and her sister-in-law, Princess Beatrice, became good friends after Beatrice's marriage to Henry of Battenberg.  They wrote each other freqently and were close until Marie's death in the 1920s.  Beatrice survived her by about 20 years.

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Re: Princess Marie of Erbach Schonberg (nee Battenberg)
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2008, 12:47:36 AM »

Gorgeous photo! Were did you get it? I like Marie so much... once bought a copy of her book written on her travel to Bulgaria - with her own signature....


The photo is from a Russian on-line archive.

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Re: Princess Marie of Erbach Schonberg (nee Battenberg)
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2008, 04:37:31 AM »

Marie's beloved home Schönberg Castle is an idyllic place on top of a hill - an ancient edifice dating from the 13th century. It remained undestroyed during the War and is exactly as she describes it in her memoirs.
Though they family sold it some decades ago and though it houses a community now there are still some wonderful portraits and other items belonging to the Erbach's.
In the park is a tree lanted by Queen Victoria in memory of one of her ancestors - Graf zu Erbach Schönberg
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Re: Princess Marie of Erbach Schonberg (nee Battenberg)
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2008, 10:30:31 AM »
I've been there and you can see the graves of the family as well...I've seen the tree!
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Re: Princess Marie of Erbach Schonberg (nee Battenberg)
« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2008, 04:19:18 PM »
Here are two pictures of Marie and members of her family. I had posted them in the thread "The British Battenbers/Mountbattens", too.

Marie with her daughter Edda (full name: Marie Elizabeth; b. 1883 d.1966)



This picture was shot a day after Edda's wedding with Friedrich-Wilhelm of Stolberg-Wernigerode in 1910. It shows from left to right: Marie, Edda, Friedrich-Wilhelm of Stolberg-Wernigerode (1870-1931), behind him Marie's eldest son Alexander (1872-1944) and Elizabeth, Alexander's wife. She was a born Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont and related to Emma Queen of the Netherlands and Helen Duchess of Albany.

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Re: Princess Marie of Erbach Schonberg (nee Battenberg)
« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2008, 05:41:42 PM »
Edda's name was actually Elisabeth Donata - Elisabeth after the mothers grand-cousin, Grand Duchess Ella of Russia and Donata for the "present" of a daughter after 4 sons!
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Re: Princess Marie of Erbach Schonberg (nee Battenberg)
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2009, 10:14:04 AM »
It was used in her autobiography and was also just up for sale on ebay.
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Re: Princess Marie of Erbach Schonberg (nee Battenberg)
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2009, 11:33:14 AM »
Actually it is from the same sitting -

Marie was indeed a very beautiful lady with a striking resemblance to her mother.
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