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Offline beladona

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Re: Princes zu Windisch-Grätz
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2008, 06:13:46 AM »
Here is the photo of Egon Lerch from http://www.portrait.kaar.at/:


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Re: Princes zu Windisch-Grätz
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2008, 07:57:17 AM »
HRH Princess Michael of Kent's maternal grandmother was a Princess of Windisch-Graetz:
Princess Maria Hedwig zu Windisch-Graetz, 1851-1927

Does anyone have a picture of her?

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Re: Princes zu Windisch-Grätz
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2008, 03:33:56 PM »
Here is the photo of Egon Lerch from http://www.portrait.kaar.at/:



Thank you for the picture! I don't think that he is too similar with Princess Stephanie, so I think no proof that he is the father. But yes, that is only one picture. What is strange to me is that Princess Stephanie seems to have brown eyes and a completely other face structure than her mother, so I think, but maybe it comes from her more far ancestry, there are sometimes examples like that. For me she has a lot the dark look of Sisi.
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Re: Princes zu Windisch-Grätz
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2008, 05:38:57 AM »
Could the picture of Princess Stephanie be reposted? I cannot pull it up....

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Re: Princes zu Windisch-Grätz
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2008, 08:51:14 AM »
HRH Princess Michael of Kent's maternal grandmother was a Princess of Windisch-Graetz:
Princess Maria Hedwig zu Windisch-Graetz, 1851-1927

Does anyone have a picture of her?

You mean Princess Maria Hedwig, b. 16 Jun 1878, d. 22 Sep 1918, daughter of Alfred Prince Windisch-Graetz and Gabrielle von Auerperg, who was from 1908 married to Frigyes Count Szapary? Leo van Pas has nice photos of her:

Maria Hedwig with her father:


Maria Hedwig:


Maria Hedwig with her husband, Count Frigyes:

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Re: Princes zu Windisch-Grätz
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2014, 04:56:52 PM »
How cute isn't it, that the family's original fief Windischgrätz / Windischgratz is called Slovenj Gradec today!

And of course Graz, the capital of Styria, has the same etymology! gradets, a small castle / town, just like the Фёдоровский городок in Tsarskoe Selo.

That is of course why one needed to distinguish Windisch-Gratz from (Deutsch-?)Graz.

And LOL, German-speaking Graz was founded with a Slavic name, while also predominantly German-speaking Windisch-Grätz was known as windisch, i.e. Slavic / Slovene.

I wonder if there is a Welschgratz > Grazza Italiana!?
Берёзы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

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