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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #105 on: December 07, 2010, 07:16:20 AM »

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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #106 on: December 07, 2010, 11:26:34 AM »
Gustav surrounded by royal ladies



 

I'm thinking they are:

Back row: Margarethe of Sweden (niece), Sybilla (granddaughter-in-law), Martha (niece), Astrid (niece), Ingeborg (sister-in-law), Ingrid (granddaughter)
Front row: Crown Princess Louise (daughter-in-law) and ??
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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #107 on: December 07, 2010, 11:31:57 AM »
Gustav surrounded by royal ladies



 

I acknowledge Crown Princess Louise of Sweden and Queen Alexandrine of Denmark sitting with the king of Sweden. Standing behind are : Margareta, Sybille, Martha, Astrid,  Ingeborg and Ingrid. This picture therefore dates before 1936. Great find in any case, totally new for me.
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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #108 on: January 20, 2011, 09:13:02 PM »
Gustaf V's Sweden, the country Maria Pavlovna could not understand, the strange place where even peasants had lace curtains and a Falu-red picket fence....: Alla vi barn i Bullarbyn :-)
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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #109 on: February 02, 2011, 06:31:38 PM »
I have a question, why did Gustav and Victoria get married in Karlsruhe (in Baden) and not in Stockholm?

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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #110 on: February 02, 2011, 06:33:09 PM »
Great picture, Svetabel.

Victoria and Gustav with Queen Alexandra, Louise and Toria and their second son, Prince Wilhelm in 1905.


Does anybody have anymore pictures from this sitting by any chance (I've only seen the one of Alexandra with Toria and Louise)?

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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #111 on: February 02, 2011, 06:54:36 PM »
There are ones of each of the women separately but I don't know of any other group ones. I always wonder why this particular group? Alexandra's there but not Edward VII, the Connaughts aren't there along with the parents of the groom, neither of the bride's siblings are there but the grooms are and 2 cousins who she wasn't particularly close to (Louise and Toria) are in the photo.
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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #112 on: February 02, 2011, 07:44:53 PM »
There are ones of each of the women separately but I don't know of any other group ones. I always wonder why this particular group? Alexandra's there but not Edward VII, the Connaughts aren't there along with the parents of the groom, neither of the bride's siblings are there but the grooms are and 2 cousins who she wasn't particularly close to (Louise and Toria) are in the photo.

Any of Alexandra in particular? I've always thought that this series along with the 1887 Jubilee series (with the Stars) are Alexandra looking her regal best. 

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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #114 on: February 22, 2014, 09:14:24 AM »
Reading her bio on Wikipedia, with its detailing of her political interference, she seems like the awful Fredericka of Greece. Combine this with her reported hautiness and absence from the country for most of the year, plus the King's hijinks, and in any hot-blooded country there would have been a revolution!

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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #115 on: February 22, 2014, 02:05:38 PM »
Reading her bio on Wikipedia, with its detailing of her political interference, she seems like the awful Fredericka of Greece. Combine this with her reported hautiness and absence from the country for most of the year, plus the King's hijinks, and in any hot-blooded country there would have been a revolution!

True. Even if we take into consideration that Gustav V acted quite moderately and that his sexual antics didn't become known untill the 1950s, it goes to show what neutrality in destabilizing conflicts like WW1 can do for a regime's stability.
Берёзы севера мне милы,
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #116 on: February 22, 2014, 10:06:23 PM »
Reading her bio on Wikipedia, with its detailing of her political interference, she seems like the awful Fredericka of Greece. Combine this with her reported hautiness and absence from the country for most of the year, plus the King's hijinks, and in any hot-blooded country there would have been a revolution!

True. Even if we take into consideration that Gustav V acted quite moderately and that his sexual antics didn't become known untill the 1950s, it goes to show what neutrality in destabilizing conflicts like WW1 can do for a regime's stability.

Neutrality didn't help Greece much in WW1, unfortunately.

Victoria did her main duty and provided several sons so that always gains some goodwill. Plus, during many years of her 'queenship', a lot of her duties were carried out by Crown Princess Margaret who was phenomenally popular as well as her sister-in-law Ingeborg so there was someone to pick up the slack. Victoria was lucky in that regard.
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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #117 on: February 23, 2014, 04:41:11 AM »
Neutrality didn't help Greece much in WW1, unfortunately.

Not when there was a civil war on the question of remaining neutral or not.
Берёзы севера мне милы,
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: Ивы и берёзы, 1843 / 1856)

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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #118 on: January 03, 2016, 07:20:51 PM »
On the site the Great war forum section on the Eastern Front there is a 1915 Swedish film dealing with the exchange of prisoners of war which includes film clips of Sweden's Queen Victoria it's tilted:

Krigsfangeutuaxlingen Genom Sverge  (1915) or try filmarkivet.se  Queen Victoria is wearing a double brested suit and a big hat with a lot of stuff on it.

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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #119 on: January 24, 2016, 11:08:31 PM »
In Alexandra's 17/30 June 1915 letter to Nicholas there is mention of Queen Victoria coming under air attack. Here is what happened:

On 2/15 June 1915 Queen Victoria was visiting her parents in Karlsrule, Baden when it was bombed in the early morning by 23 Voisin aircraft of French Groupe de Bombardment 1. 80 people were killed and wounded the castle where Victoria was staying was also hit and a window in the room she was in had the glass shattered by a bomb. Victoria was not hurt and fled to a cellar. The French lost 2 aircraft, one do to engine trouble and one was shot down. The Swedish government was "upset with the French over this. The reason why it word of this took so long to reach Alexandra is mainly do to wartime German censorship. The Germans usually didn't report a city or town being bombed until 3 or 4 weeks later and usually had no information about casualties or damage. The British usually had something out the next day about women and children killed by German bombs ect. It looks like Alexandra didn't know about this until she got a letter from Sweden.