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Re: Maria Pia of Savoy, Queen of Portugal
« Reply #30 on: August 06, 2007, 06:41:37 AM »
I wonder where one could start? She basically transformed the Ajuda Palace and was responsible for most of its current decoration.

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Re: Maria Pia of Savoy, Queen of Portugal
« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2009, 07:22:04 PM »


«I am sometimes afraid of being so attached to my Country.
Only now, after leaving, do I realize how much I love the Portuguese.»
 
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Re: Maria Pia of Savoy, Queen of Portugal
« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2009, 05:38:16 PM »


«I am sometimes afraid of being so attached to my Country.
Only now, after leaving, do I realize how much I love the Portuguese.»
 
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Re: Maria Pia of Savoy, Queen of Portugal
« Reply #33 on: March 27, 2009, 01:26:10 PM »
In some pictures she does indeed look very small.

But take this one:

http://jssgallery.org/Other_Artists/Carolus-Duran/Queen_Maria_Pia_of_Portugal.htm

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Re: Maria Pia of Savoy, Queen of Portugal
« Reply #34 on: July 05, 2010, 12:01:25 PM »

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Re: Maria Pia of Savoy, Queen of Portugal
« Reply #35 on: November 24, 2010, 10:27:42 AM »
I was told by a very good source that a new English-language biography of Queen Maria Pia is in the works and scheduled for publication this Spring!!!!

Cannot wait!

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Re: Maria Pia of Savoy, Queen of Portugal
« Reply #36 on: November 25, 2010, 03:00:05 PM »
Hummm...trying to let the cat out of the hat?

Naughty, naughty Eddie...

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Re: Maria Pia of Savoy, Queen of Portugal
« Reply #37 on: November 29, 2010, 11:42:52 AM »
I was told Eduardo Nobre is finishing a book on Queen D. Maria Pia for next year's anniversary of her death.

Given Nobre's former books, I will look forward for it

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Re: Maria Pia of Savoy, Queen of Portugal
« Reply #38 on: November 29, 2010, 06:41:46 PM »
It surely will be packed with photos...Eduardo is a nice man and a wonderfully thorough historian!

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Re: Maria Pia of Savoy, Queen of Portugal
« Reply #39 on: January 30, 2013, 10:48:23 AM »
It's odd the twists of history.

D.Maria Pia had bought a chalet at Monte Estoril, near fashionable Cascais where her husband D.Luis reformed the Citadelle Governor's house and turned it into the family holidays house by-the-sea (and where D.Luis incidentally died).

After the fall of the monarchy, Her chalet eventually was bought by the Herédias, the family of Viscount of Ribeira Brava who was implicated in the regicide as he had provided the funds to the republican revolutionaries.

The Herédias still own the chalet, facing the sea, and one of the members of the family, from a younger branch, is the present Duchess of Braganza, D.Isabel de Herédia 

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Re: Maria Pia of Savoy, Queen of Portugal
« Reply #40 on: January 30, 2013, 10:51:18 AM »
Indeed. A twist of fate indeed.

I wonder if the duchess is aware of that history ?

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Re: Maria Pia of Savoy, Queen of Portugal
« Reply #41 on: January 30, 2013, 10:51:51 AM »
Last year, the Portuguese postal authority issued a series of 6 stamps on royal palaces.

D.Maria Pia features on the stamp of her beloved Palace of Ajuda

http://local.pt/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Selos.jpg

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Re: Maria Pia of Savoy, Queen of Portugal
« Reply #42 on: January 30, 2013, 10:55:27 AM »
Indeed. A twist of fate indeed.

I wonder if the duchess is aware of that history ?


She is close to the elder branch of the family so I guess she will know who was the previous owner.

 5 pictures of the chalet right on the seafront

http://www.monumentos.pt/Site/APP_PagesUser/SIPA.aspx?id=9403

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Re: Maria Pia of Savoy, Queen of Portugal
« Reply #43 on: September 25, 2013, 09:42:34 AM »
Did she got along with her 2 sisters-in-law ?

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Re: Maria Pia of Savoy, Queen of Portugal
« Reply #44 on: September 25, 2013, 09:52:19 AM »
I'm not sure about her relationship with Maria Ana, but Infanta Antónia, Princess of Hohenzollern-Singmaringen, criticized her for her luxurious lifestyle in several letters. On one of these letters, written to her brother, King Luís, she asks, after Maria Pia arrived from a trip to Paris: "Has she finished unpacking everything she bought? She buys so many things that she leaves half of them behind."
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