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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #150 on: June 28, 2008, 12:48:26 AM »
This is not the issue at hand. The statement made was the by the time the Infante don Alfonso came into his inheritance, "it was almost all gone." That, as I stated, is most incorrect. Yes the Infante don Antonio was an awful administrator and spent a considerable portion of his share of the Montpensier inheritance, but his sons were not poor and they did receive considerable real estate, which remains in the descendants of don Alfonso and Princess Beatrice to this day.

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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #151 on: June 30, 2008, 12:15:01 PM »
Not all the money went to Ali, when Eulalie died most of it went to Bee's yesterest son. I don't think Ali had much money after the war and during the exile in Zurich. With her own income discontinued, Baby Bee could surely use some of Marie Coburg's inheritance. It was documented that Sandra was quite difficult with the partition of her mother's goods (she got there before the others). Missy was quite worried about the issues (she knew Sandra could be vicious if she deemed it justified). She was comforted by the fact that Ducky could be there (since she could not be there in person). Ducky did deal with her (with a representative) iron out a deal with her on hers and the other sisters (Bee was there too, even though she got the least out of it). Indeed eventualy Ali and Bee got some property (remember lawyers fee over the law suit with Antonio), but it would be safe to say that they were never "cash rich". Another reason why Bee made so few appearances in England, is that without much clothes and jewels, it was hard to keep it up.

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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #152 on: July 01, 2008, 11:24:01 AM »
Another reason why Bee made so few appearances in England, is that without much clothes and jewels, it was hard to keep it up.

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I have a hard time believing the above as Missy would have loaned Bee anything she wanted to borrow.  Also, all dethroned royalties were cash poor and jewel poor after WWI.  I personally believe that if "Bee made so few appearance as in England" it was because that like her mother GD Marie she did not really care for England.  Only Missy really loved England and nothing stopped the Edinburgh/Coburg girls from doing anything they really wanted to do.

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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #153 on: July 01, 2008, 11:33:30 AM »
Not to divert the thread to Bee but she did make quite a few appearances in England pre and post WW1. It was listed in the Court Circular. She attended many of  the major events and these were quite glittering events.
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« Reply #154 on: July 01, 2008, 12:59:47 PM »
Not really. Missy had to buy jewels herself after the war, and met Bee only a few times. Sandra however had a good collection including the disputed ruby set.

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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #155 on: July 02, 2008, 10:50:26 PM »

I can assure you that the family is extremely wealthy.

This is not the issue at hand. The statement made was the by the time the Infante don Alfonso came into his inheritance, "it was almost all gone." That, as I stated, is most incorrect. Yes the Infante don Antonio was an awful administrator and spent a considerable portion of his share of the Montpensier inheritance, but his sons were not poor and they did receive considerable real estate, which remains in the descendants of don Alfonso and Princess Beatrice to this day.

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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #156 on: July 04, 2008, 01:59:57 AM »
Not all the time. The family of Bee survived some harsh years in exile before claiming back their lands in Spain. Ricardo told me that Bee had sold most of her jewels (including the diamond fringe inherited from her mother Marie Coburg) during the hardship years, only Eulalie's fantastic jewelry collection remained in tact. Sandra was more wealthy as she was never in exile (all three other sisters were exiled during part of their lives).

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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #157 on: July 04, 2008, 05:56:23 AM »
Sandra was more wealthy as she was never in exile (all three other sisters were exiled during part of their lives).

And here's where Sandra's greed comes into play: after the Russian Revolution, Marie Alexandrovna went bankrupt and Sandra refused to help her, leaving the task to her sisters.
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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #158 on: September 15, 2008, 06:38:17 AM »
Were any portraits made of Sandra during her lifetime ?

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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #159 on: September 15, 2008, 08:58:08 AM »
Yes, QV had at least 2.
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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #160 on: September 15, 2008, 09:13:05 AM »
Yes, QV had at least 2.

Which painter was it and do they still exist ?

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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #161 on: June 24, 2011, 11:07:00 AM »

El bumpo! :)

Yes, QV had at least 2.

Which painter was it and do they still exist ?

Here's a very lovely miniature watercolour from The Royal Collection website  : )



Princess Alexandra of Edinburgh (1878-1942), 1881, by Eduardo Moira (1817-87)

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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #162 on: January 14, 2012, 04:46:52 PM »
Alexandra and Ernest on the cover of The Graphic on the occasion of their wedding:

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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #163 on: January 16, 2012, 03:41:05 PM »
I think it was based on a photo of their engagement.

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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #164 on: November 12, 2012, 11:04:24 PM »
Hi everyone, I was just wondering if anyone knows of any other photos of Alexandra and her family.  I've seen the same 10 or so over and over again and it would be great if someone had a secret stash no one else knows about yet.