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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #60 on: January 18, 2007, 05:39:09 AM »
Would anyone have further details on the marriage of Alexandra's son Gottfried to Margarita of Greece?  I saw an article that mentioned that Queen Marie of Roumania and Victoria Melita of Russia were attending the wedding.  I wonder if Victoria Milford Haven, Grand Duke Ernest Ludwig and Grand Duchess Eleonore attended as well, due to their closeness to Margarita of Greece?  It would have been interesting to have the two "factions" of the Ernie-Ducky saga at the wedding.

It is also interesting that Gottfried and Margarita used the names Ernest Ludwig and Melita in the names of their children (middle names).   

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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #61 on: January 18, 2007, 08:52:09 AM »
No, Ernie and Eleanor weren't there--that probably would've been awkward.  :P I don't think that Ernie and VM crossed paths after Elizabeth's funeral. However, both Ernie's sons with Eleanor were there--George Donatus was wed (or would wed soon) Cecile of Greece, Margarita's sister.

Wedding guests (based on a photo in a book so it's based on the caption not any precedence):
Philip of Greece; Hans & Peter of Schleswig-Holsten; CPss Louise of Sweden (nee Battenberg/Mountbatten); Victoria Milford-Haven; Sandra, Missy and Victoria Melita; Princess Nicholas of Greece (nee GDss Helen of Russia, Ducky's sister-in-law and Margarita's aunt-by-marriage); Marie Melita of Schleswig-Holstein (sister of groom); Ludwig & George Donatus of Hesse, with Cecile of Greece; Elisabeth of Greece; Irma & Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenberg; Berthold of Baden & Theodora of Greece(soon to marry ); Peter of Greece; Ernst of Hohenlohe-Langenberg; Christopher & Sophie of Hesse (nee Greece); George of Greece; Feodora of Leiningen; Emich of Leiningen; various members of the different branches of the Hohelohe tree (Hohenlohe-Wladenburg & Hohenlohe-Schillingsfurst, Hohenlohe-Jagstberg); Rene & Margarethe of Bourbon-Parma (nee Denmark); Karl of Hohenlohe-Langenburg; Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein; Kira of Russia; Heinrich XIV of Reuss; Marie of Leiningen (nee Russia); Karl  of Leiningen
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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #62 on: January 18, 2007, 08:24:26 PM »
Thank you again, Grandduchessella!

It seems Gottfried and Margarita were able to navigate the Ducky-Ernest issue without any real problems, all sides were well represented.  The same thing for the Kent-Greece wedding, all of the factions were there!

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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #63 on: April 19, 2007, 12:35:27 AM »
Are there any photo's of her on her wedding day?
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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #64 on: April 19, 2007, 07:26:33 AM »
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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #65 on: April 19, 2007, 07:57:30 AM »
thanks for posting this rare pic!!

the third Edinburgh princess looking  sad on her wedding day too...just like her sisters.

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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #66 on: April 19, 2007, 08:55:14 AM »
What was Alexandra's involvement with the nazi regime up until her death? Did she and her children not join the party early on?
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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #67 on: April 20, 2007, 04:49:17 PM »
What was Alexandra's involvement with the nazi regime up until her death? Did she and her children not join the party early on?

They joined the party in May 1938 (Ernst, I think, a year earlier).... not very good timing!
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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #68 on: April 20, 2007, 06:21:18 PM »
no, but it is interesting how it seems she is not getting the 'bad press' that others in the relations have gotten because of their being in the nazi party. of course, there are degrees to which nazi party members were bad vs good people, but Alexandra seems to have not had the litmus test applied yet to her. And I cannot find any details on her views, actions, or involvements during the war or within nazi circles.
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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #69 on: April 20, 2007, 07:23:54 PM »
She and 2 of her daughters were described somewhere (by Charlotte Zeepvat?) as rather noisy supporters. They might not get the attention because a) they're women b) fairly obscure today and c) didn't have any real power or position of their own so there wasn't the same platform opportunity of those princes who had staff positions or became fairly high-ranking members.
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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #70 on: April 21, 2007, 03:13:39 AM »
Alexandra and her children all joined up on the same day in May 1938 (according to the "Royals and the Reich" book  - Ernst had joined the previous year) and as this was five years after Hitler came to power so it might be that they joined to gain some favour. For example, such an action would ease the way for a promotion for one of the sons. It seems to me to be rather late to join, if they were indeed "enthusiastic supporters".

In 1933 many people (even their supporters) thought that the Nazis would not last long in power. By 1938, they looked much more like a permanent fixture, especially after the annexation of Austria that year. So it might have seemed like a wise move to sign up. I wonder what they thought of the Kristallnacht in November that year, though..........
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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #71 on: April 21, 2007, 11:11:35 AM »
that makes sense, but I think joining in when it starts to look advantageous is even more of an indictment of passively or actively endorsing the party's agenda. 'jumping on the band wagon' are enablers who are often times the force and power behind a movement.

That said, this was the same period when many world notables thought this national socialist invention had something going for it. Ford, Kennedy, of course the Windsors, Lindberg, Brundage and others said some fairly positive things about what was going on at that time.
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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #72 on: April 21, 2007, 03:06:34 PM »
Well Ford and Lindbergh at least were virulent anti-semites so of course they would think the Nazis were good.  >:(
I too would like to know more about Sandra's and her children's involvement with the Nazi party, and what they said/thought about it after the war. ???
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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #73 on: April 21, 2007, 09:17:52 PM »
are there any more pictures of sandra when she was little?
because i haven't seen many...compared to Marie and Victoria Melita


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Re: Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #74 on: April 22, 2007, 01:20:01 PM »
See Charlotte Zeepvat's books...They have a lot of baby pictures including some of Sandra.  ;)