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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #465 on: May 07, 2011, 04:35:02 AM »
I rather doubt that Eddy went to a funeral without a hat at all, since men universally wore hats in those days. However, he would be without a hat in a presumably cold church during the service, and then at the graveside.

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« Reply #466 on: May 07, 2011, 12:21:57 PM »
Yes I thought that too, in an age when gentlemen wore hats surely Eddy would have worn one, particularly to a funeral!
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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #467 on: May 09, 2011, 12:08:35 PM »
I rather doubt that Eddy went to a funeral without a hat at all, since men universally wore hats in those days. However, he would be without a hat in a presumably cold church during the service, and then at the graveside.

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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #468 on: May 09, 2011, 05:29:57 PM »
Maybe the hat got left in a carriage or even blew away in the bad weather and that's why he didn't have it?

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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #469 on: January 27, 2013, 10:06:53 AM »
... I think this is the most recent Eddy thread. *dusts it off*

I have to go back and read the older thread too, but I just want to say I love this. I'm working on a book about fictional (modern) royals, and I took Eddy as a diverging point. I wanted information on him, and it's been really interesting reading this thread. And the pictures! Wow. He was so handsome.

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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #470 on: January 28, 2013, 05:37:41 AM »
Welcome to the forum, kittygamble!  I hope you'll find the posts and photographs in the Eddy threads informative and enjoyable and I look forward to your input!  And, yes, he was so very handsome! ;)

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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #471 on: January 29, 2013, 07:59:51 AM »
Welcome to the forum, kittygamble!  I hope you'll find the posts and photographs in the Eddy threads informative and enjoyable and I look forward to your input!  And, yes, he was so very handsome! ;)

It has, definitely. Actually, it's making me wish I'd worked out my alternate history to have him be King. I'd planned it so that he had a daughter before he died, and she became Queen instead of George V. But he was so interesting I'm starting to regret it...

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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #472 on: February 26, 2013, 04:01:32 PM »
From my posts in Upcoming Books 2013:

EDDY & HÉLÈNE - an impossible match. By Prince Michael of Greece

If Albert Victor, the Duke of Clarence and Avondale, had lived to become King, Princess Hélène d’Orléans might have been Queen of England. But their romance was denied for religious reasons: she was a Roman Catholic. Eddy’s letters to Hélène, drafts of some of her letters, and correspondence relating to their romance by members of their families, including Queen Victoria, have survived, and were discovered recently. Eddy’s charming and well-written letters, unique since most of what he wrote has been destroyed, shed an entire new light on this much-slandered prince, and suggest that his biography may have to be re-written...

Eddy & Hélène: An Impossible Match
2013, ca 160 pages, hardbound
richly illustrated [March 2013]

From Rosvall books

From Hoogstraten:

Greece, Michael of - Eddy & Hélène, an impossible match
If Albert Victor, the Duke of Clarence and Avondale, had lived to become King, Princess Hélène d’Orléans might have been Queen of England. But their romance was denied for religious reasons: she was a Roman Catholic. Eddy’s letters to Hélène, drafts of some of her letters, and correspondence relating to their romance by members of their families, including Queen Victoria, have survived, and were discovered recently. Eddy’s charming and well-written letters, unique since most of what he wrote has been destroyed, shed an entire new light on this much-slandered prince, and suggest that his biography may have to be re-written... Hardback, ca 160 pages, in English, richly illustrated
This product will be in stock on Friday 29 March, 2013.
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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #473 on: February 26, 2013, 04:24:01 PM »
Great preview!! now i want to read that book so badly!

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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #474 on: February 26, 2013, 05:46:53 PM »
Oh, me too...didn't even know about this...thanks GDE!!!  *hyperventilating*  I CAN'T WAIT!

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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #475 on: March 13, 2013, 10:21:53 AM »
From my posts in Upcoming Books 2013:

EDDY & HÉLÈNE - an impossible match. By Prince Michael of Greece

If Albert Victor, the Duke of Clarence and Avondale, had lived to become King, Princess Hélène d’Orléans might have been Queen of England. But their romance was denied for religious reasons: she was a Roman Catholic. Eddy’s letters to Hélène, drafts of some of her letters, and correspondence relating to their romance by members of their families, including Queen Victoria, have survived, and were discovered recently. Eddy’s charming and well-written letters, unique since most of what he wrote has been destroyed, shed an entire new light on this much-slandered prince, and suggest that his biography may have to be re-written...

Eddy & Hélène: An Impossible Match
2013, ca 160 pages, hardbound
richly illustrated [March 2013]

From Rosvall books

From Hoogstraten:

Greece, Michael of - Eddy & Hélène, an impossible match
If Albert Victor, the Duke of Clarence and Avondale, had lived to become King, Princess Hélène d’Orléans might have been Queen of England. But their romance was denied for religious reasons: she was a Roman Catholic. Eddy’s letters to Hélène, drafts of some of her letters, and correspondence relating to their romance by members of their families, including Queen Victoria, have survived, and were discovered recently. Eddy’s charming and well-written letters, unique since most of what he wrote has been destroyed, shed an entire new light on this much-slandered prince, and suggest that his biography may have to be re-written... Hardback, ca 160 pages, in English, richly illustrated
This product will be in stock on Friday 29 March, 2013.

Oh, my. I have to read this! In my playing with history I gave these two a (somewhat) happier ending. Because it's fiction and I can! My characters are their descendants. As usual this thread is a goldmine. Thank you!

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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #476 on: May 06, 2013, 11:16:44 AM »
I was thinking about possible similarities between Prince Albert Victor (Eddy) and Nicholas Alexandrovich, the Tsarevich, and both of them and Edward VIII (The Duke of Windsor). Some many ''what if'' seem striking in all three stories, what if they were to rule? Who knows if things would turn out differently after all. Just a thought.
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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #477 on: May 07, 2013, 01:18:38 AM »
"Eddy And Helene - An Impossible Match" is a no show so far, it seems.  It was to be available at the end of March.  It doesn't appear to have been released yet.  Anyone know anything further? :-(

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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #478 on: May 07, 2013, 08:41:19 AM »
I thought Hoogstraten's had it? It was listed when I looked at the page but perhaps it's a pre-order?
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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #479 on: May 07, 2013, 10:45:18 AM »
Van Hoogstraten notes of 'Eddy & Hélène, an impossible match' that "This product will be in stock on Tuesday 30 July, 2013".