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Re: Princess Beatrice, Prince Henry of Battenberg and family
« Reply #480 on: October 04, 2012, 08:32:26 PM »
My pleasure.

I was very pleased when I got mine as most of the photos were ones I had never seen.

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Re: Princess Beatrice, Prince Henry of Battenberg and family
« Reply #481 on: October 04, 2012, 10:28:40 PM »
Keith, the charity part is self explained. A coconut shy is a sort of carny  game of knocking a coconut off a pole, about 3 feet high with a wooden ball. It is still popular in some village fetes. A cheap and easy way to raise money  for;local causes. The "shy" like a hunting shy, a fabric barrier to make sure The balls  do not fly off and hurt on lookers.
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« Reply #482 on: October 05, 2012, 07:02:48 AM »
'I found the British newspapers gave very good coverage of Maurice's death with some very unique photos of him. The Spanish newspapers as well given his relationship to their Queen. Leopold's death just a few years later was much quieter in terms of coverage.'

Maurice was killed in the war, and in the early stages of the war at that. His death was bound to attract more press attention than Leopold's, which took place after an operation (he must have been in fairly dire need of the operation for it to have been risked then - blood transfusion was in its infancy).

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« Reply #483 on: October 05, 2012, 09:51:46 AM »
The photos of Prince Maurice was rare indeed.

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« Reply #484 on: October 05, 2012, 07:51:42 PM »
Thanks Robert.

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Re: Princess Beatrice, Prince Henry of Battenberg and family
« Reply #485 on: October 05, 2012, 07:59:17 PM »
You are quite welcome, Keith. My only question would be what one does with the coconut when one wins it ? It is not quite like a conker.
 Now, back to the Battenbergs.....
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Re: Princess Beatrice, Prince Henry of Battenberg and family
« Reply #486 on: November 05, 2012, 12:29:38 PM »
Violet Granby's portraits can really only be distinguished from one another by which of her three groups they fall into, i.e.:
1. women
2. men
3. children of either sex.

Nevertheless I thought it might be interesting to post her portrait of Princess Beatrice (looking exactly like all the other women Violet Granby portrayed):


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« Reply #487 on: November 05, 2012, 07:44:06 PM »
great sketch of Princess Beatrice.

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Re: Princess Beatrice, Prince Henry of Battenberg and family
« Reply #488 on: November 05, 2012, 07:46:11 PM »
It looks more like Victoria of Wales to me. Beatrice was pretty matronly by the time that hat style was in fashion. If it's Beatrice, it's a very idealized sketch.
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Re: Princess Beatrice, Prince Henry of Battenberg and family
« Reply #489 on: November 06, 2012, 01:37:53 AM »
It looks more like Victoria of Wales to me. Beatrice was pretty matronly by the time that hat style was in fashion. If it's Beatrice, it's a very idealized sketch.

I don't think there's any doubt as to the attribution, but Violet Lindsay/Granby/Rutland's portraits tend to show women as very ethereal and pretty much the same.

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« Reply #490 on: November 06, 2012, 07:54:25 AM »
I think Beatrice at her best. It does look like her.

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Re: Princess Beatrice, Prince Henry of Battenberg and family
« Reply #491 on: December 14, 2013, 09:16:14 AM »
At last, a decent reproduction of Heinrich von Angeli's Princess Beatrice, which I actually saw a while back in Buck Pal but failed to find in the royal collections except in black and white until now. 


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Re: Princess Beatrice, Prince Henry of Battenberg and family
« Reply #492 on: December 24, 2013, 02:32:46 AM »
At last, a decent reproduction of Heinrich von Angeli's Princess Beatrice, which I actually saw a while back in Buck Pal but failed to find in the royal collections except in black and white until now.

Thank you so much for this...beautiful to see it in color...


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Re: Princess Beatrice, Prince Henry of Battenberg and family
« Reply #493 on: December 25, 2013, 06:52:46 PM »
QV was quite neutral about Beatrice's beauty.

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"Beatrice's Little Child" - in 1882?
« Reply #494 on: December 13, 2014, 12:16:19 PM »
Has anyone else seen this letter - from Queen Victoria to Queen Emma of Hawaii?

"April 9, 1882

My dear Friend,

You wrote me a most kind letter on the occasion of the attempt on my life, for which I meant to thank you long ago and which I now do, hoping you will forgive the long delay in my answer. We are on the point of starting for Scotland, my constant companion my dear daughter Beatrice and her little child accompany me... We are now engaged in a war which I hope will be of short duration - my dear son Arthur is with the Army. We were pleased to make the acquaintance of King Kalakaua and I would ask you to remember me to him. With renewed expressions of friendship and esteem, Your majesty's affectionate friend, Victoria R.I."

What "Little Child" did Beatrice have in 1882? 3 years before she married?

I found this here:
https://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/handle/10524/202/JL22111.pdf?sequence=2