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Re: Duke Alfred of Edinburgh (1844-1900) and his family, Part II
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2006, 12:18:14 PM »
I think young Affie could be charming if he liked. The smiling photo of him, Baby Bee and Elsa proved it.

Missy was indeed beautiful, but she had not Ella's serenity or her Aunt Alix's child-like charm.  :P

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Re: Duke Alfred of Edinburgh (1844-1900) and his family, Part II
« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2006, 09:01:24 AM »
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I think young Affie could be charming if he liked. The smiling photo of him, Baby Bee and Elsa proved it.

Missy was indeed beautiful, but she had not Ella's serenity or her Aunt Alix's child-like charm.  :P


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« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2006, 10:25:00 PM »
Indeed ! She would have been considered foward evern by today's standard.  ;)

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« Reply #33 on: June 18, 2006, 10:09:04 AM »
I was wondering. Where Missys early memoirs not published in the early 1930s?? As a number of people she wrote about where still living, including her cousins, do you think they read them? I wonder what they thought??
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« Reply #34 on: June 18, 2006, 12:15:50 PM »
i know i read somewhere that king ferdinand of bulgaria told missy after he read her memoires: 'you described me just like i would have described myself. (not an exact quote)
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Re: Duke Alfred of Edinburgh (1844-1900) and his family, Part II
« Reply #35 on: June 18, 2006, 09:21:03 PM »
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I think young Affie could be charming if he liked. The smiling photo of him, Baby Bee and Elsa proved it.

Missy was indeed beautiful, but she had not Ella's serenity or her Aunt Alix's child-like charm.  :P


Eric, am I missing something?  Where can I see the photo of Affie, Baby Bee and Elsa?  Can you post a link to it please  ::)

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« Reply #36 on: June 18, 2006, 09:42:14 PM »
I think it might be in the Baby Bee thread...I think Laurra may have posted it.  :-?

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Re: Duke Alfred of Edinburgh (1844-1900) and his family, Part II
« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2006, 05:16:08 AM »
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i know i read somewhere that king ferdinand of bulgaria told missy after he read her memoires: 'you described me just like i would have described myself. (not an exact quote)

Thank you! It would be interesting to know what the likes of Queen Maud etc thought of them! :)

Beautiful pic thank you Laura!  :-*
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« Reply #38 on: June 19, 2006, 05:37:32 AM »
i don't remember reading much about maud in missy's memoires. people who were often mentioned (besides her parents and siblings) were king george v of england, sometimes his wife may, nicholas and alexandra were mentioned quite a lot, her russian uncles, william 2nd of germany and his sister, charlotte... william was alive when the memoires were published, i believe, and she didn't describe him in a very positive light (but then again, who could?  ;D). i wonder what he thought of it...
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« Reply #39 on: June 19, 2006, 11:21:55 AM »
Most likely Willy thought of Missy as an immoral woman, who had a lot of affairs. Marie Coburg was quite depressed that Sandra's affair got as far as Berlin. It reconfirms what the Prussian court of her daughters... :(

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Re: Duke Alfred of Edinburgh (1844-1900) and his family, Part II
« Reply #40 on: June 21, 2006, 03:40:47 PM »
Thank you ilyala. Apparently Missy thought her Wales cousins were always saying "poor little..." this "poor little" that!

I would love to get hold of a copy of her early memoirs I bet they are interesting to read! :)
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Re: Duke Alfred of Edinburgh (1844-1900) and his family, Part II
« Reply #41 on: June 21, 2006, 07:50:06 PM »
Laurra,

Thank you for all the lovey pictures.  I have not forgotten about your book.


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« Reply #42 on: June 21, 2006, 09:02:50 PM »
Apparently her "Aunt Alix" made more of an impression to Missy than her Wales's cousins.  ;)

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Re: Duke Alfred of Edinburgh (1844-1900) and his family, Part II
« Reply #43 on: June 22, 2006, 03:21:23 AM »
that's not surprising, missy was in awe of alexandra's beauty.  she was quite fond of george too. i can't think of her mentioning any other of her wales cousins in particular...
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Re: Duke Alfred of Edinburgh (1844-1900) and his family, Part II
« Reply #44 on: June 22, 2006, 05:13:22 AM »
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that's not surprising, missy was in awe of alexandra's beauty.  she was quite fond of george too. i can't think of her mentioning any other of her wales cousins in particular...

Missy also mentions Ella.

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