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Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« on: February 05, 2006, 11:45:39 AM »
How was the relationship between Pss. Alexandra and Queen Marie of Romania after WWI?  I do seem to remember seeing a picture of the sisters together at King Ferdinand's funeral in 1927.

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2006, 07:40:42 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2006, 07:46:38 PM »
I agree, she does deserve her own thread.  I've often thought she was the most overlooked of the 4 sisters, and also the prettiest.  She didn't make a fabulous marriage like Missy, Ducky, or even Baby Bee, and spend a glamorous life at foreign courts.  She married close to home, really sort of back into the family.  She also didn't seem to be quite as much of a drama queen as were her sisters.

I wonder if QV had a hand in arranging Sandra's marriage to her greatnephew?
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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2006, 07:55:25 PM »
A little background information:

Alexandra Louise Olga Victoria (b.1878, Coburg; d.1942, Langenburg)

m. Prince Ernst Wilhelm of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1863-1950)

Children:

Gottfried Victor, b.1897
Marie Melita, b.1899
Alexandra Beatrice, b.1901
Irma Helene, b.1902
Alfred, b.and d. 1911

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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2006, 08:11:34 AM »
You think she's the prettiest? I'm not meaning to be snarky (honestly) but why? Her features always seemed really heavy to me and her eyes small. I'm not a fan of Ducky's looks (except her eyes) but I can't see Sandra beating Missy or Bee.

She apparently could be quite the drama queen--capable of hissy fits. I was surprised by this as I've always considered her a real dullard. Eric's noted on other threads that she was jealous and whining. She cheated on her husband--who was really a cultured and intelligent man.

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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2006, 08:19:28 AM »
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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2006, 08:35:51 AM »
Regarding Sandra's children:

Gottfried (1897-1960); m.1931 Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark (1905-1981). Margarita was the daughter of Princess Alice of Battenberg and Prince Andrew of Greece and thus the sister of Prince Philip. So both were descendants of Queen Victoria (great-grandson and great-great-granddaughter respectively). If I'm remembering correctly Gottfried was involved in the whole Gloria Vanderbilt Sr scandals and was perhaps friends with George Milford-Haven (Margarita's uncle) and his wife Nada and they ran in a pretty fast set. I can't remember it all but I remember in the book 'Little Gloria Happy at Last' Gottfried was mentioned in there--perhaps an affair with Gloria's sister? I'll have to dig around more.

Marie Melita (1899-1967); m.1916 Wilhelm Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein (of the Sonderberg-Glucksburg line) (1891-1965). MM was the only one of the daughters to marry and hers was a wartime wedding. He was the son of 'Calma' of S-H (Dona's sister) and thus a nephew of Dona. The Coburgs were much involved with the German rulers which could be how the 2 met. He was the brother of Victoria Adelhaid (who married Sandra's cousin Charles Edward, Duke of Coburg), Alexandra Victoria who married Dona's son August Wilhelm, Helena who married Prince Harold of Denmark.  

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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2006, 08:40:50 AM »
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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2006, 09:10:28 AM »
So Pss. Alexandra cheated on her husband and even told her mother that he was an Idiot.  He seemly was in love with her and had to convince the Grand Duchess Marie to allow him to marry Alexandra.  Were they reconciled after the affair?
 They are buried in the cemetery at Langenburg although their graves are somewhat apart.  See:http://www.royaltyguide.nl for pictures of the graves.  Select "countries" then "Germany" and then
Langenburg to get there.
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2006, 09:27:11 AM »
OMG thanks everybody  :D :D grandduchessella you are our treasure thanks a lot for your entire hard work :)

Michael_II the relation with her sister Marie was a good one,Sandra was a great aunt for Marie's children especially Mignon who used to live with her and thus get fatter and fatter since Sandra was a great cook ;D ;D
i think the relation stayed the same after the war,they have always been close sisters;Ducky's death reunited them for the last time :(


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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2006, 10:48:03 AM »
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If I'm remembering correctly Gottfried was involved in the whole Gloria Vanderbilt Sr scandals and was perhaps friends with George Milford-Haven (Margarita's uncle) and his wife Nada and they ran in a pretty fast set. I can't remember it all but I remember in the book 'Little Gloria Happy at Last' Gottfried was mentioned in there--perhaps an affair with Gloria's sister? I'll have to dig around more.
 


Gottfried was engaged for a time to Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt (Gloria, Sr.), in 1927, I believe.

Anyone know what Alexandra thought about this?
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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2006, 10:52:22 AM »
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Alexandra (1901-1963)  
 
Irma (1902-1986)  
 


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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2006, 11:11:07 AM »
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Gottfried was engaged for a time to Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt (Gloria, Sr.), in 1927, I believe.

Anyone know what Alexandra thought about this?


Probably not a lot.  However, I am not sure if this engagement was actually official, as it was unlikely that Gottfried's father never would have approved of it.
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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2006, 11:12:12 AM »
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Well, that would be something private, don't you think as  the two women were not public officials.  
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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2006, 12:21:23 PM »
Thank you everybody for your great input :o I had no idea a simple comment would turn into such a great thread.  Keep it up :D  I have always been a little intrigued by Pss. Alexandra.  Even if she was prone to throw a hissy fit ( and who hasn't at one time) or whine
(Again see above ;D)  Keeping in mind trying to compete with two better know high spirited sisters in Missy and
Victoria Melita aka Ducky would rather frustrate one.
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