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Re: Crownprince Wilhelm & Crownprincess Cecilie, their family, Part I
« Reply #90 on: May 29, 2005, 01:26:40 PM »
Thanks, Grandduchessella for the information and pictures. Cecilie was certainly pretty as a youngster. I wonder why she waited so long to marry (the war, maybe?) and what her life was like in America.
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« Reply #91 on: August 29, 2005, 12:43:05 PM »
Does anyone know if Cecilie spent much official time in London and what the English thought of her?
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« Reply #92 on: August 29, 2005, 02:58:39 PM »
Has anyone read "Die Kronprinzessin" written by Viktoria Luise?

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« Reply #93 on: August 29, 2005, 03:26:50 PM »
Much about this book and Viktoria Luise is discussed on her thread here is the Hohenzollern forum.
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Re: Crownprince Wilhelm & Crownprincess Cecilie, their family, Part I
« Reply #94 on: August 29, 2005, 06:00:11 PM »
Lieber Herr Kaiser,
what do you mean by the words "here is the Hohenzollern forum." ?  Under "The Hohenzollern" I find a lot about Schleswig-Holstein, Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Wettin etc. The book "Die Kronprinzessin" was written by a person who was a Hohenzollern by birth about a person who married into the Hohenzollern family (i e the sister-in-law of the author).  Would be grateful if you please point out to me where the aforementioned book is discussed. Thanks in advance.  

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« Reply #95 on: August 29, 2005, 11:25:55 PM »
Many apologies, indeed, for my error. I totally misread your posting and thought you were looking for the bio of Viktoria Luise rather than Cecilie.

I actually do not know about the book to which you refer, but I will research. It sounds absolutely like something we all would love to read. Viktoria was a huge fan and lived in awe of her sister in law, Cecilie. In fact, Viktoria's first glimpse of Cecilie was as Cecilie arrived at the Neues Palais in Potsdam wearing a pink ensemble with a pink fur hat looking glorious. Viktoria thought she was the quintessential "fairy tale princess".
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« Reply #96 on: August 30, 2005, 10:19:10 AM »
I didn't know of it, too. But when I was in the library the last time, I looked for the biographies and I found the book of Viktoria Luise, you know the one about herself. I have it myself at home, but the one in the library had many more pictures, so I looked through it. Then I saw another book which stood next to it, you couldn't read the title, while it was standing there, because the library signwas put over it, you could just see a monogram a C with a crown, so I took it out and looked through it, too. It's written by Viktoria Luise called "Die Kronprinzessin" and is about her sister in law Crownprincess Cecilie.
http://www.gebraucht-buch-versand.de/4_3872670271.htm

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« Reply #97 on: September 01, 2005, 07:40:14 AM »
A book about Cecilie I can really recommend is "Erinnerungen" written by the Crown Princess herself.
(the cover is lovely!)
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« Reply #98 on: September 02, 2005, 10:31:14 AM »
In English, the title is "Memories". I have not read it, but yes indeed, the cover is captivating, and we can sometimes judge a book by its cover! This cover photo of the Crown Princess is a wonderful image, probably taken about 1910.
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« Reply #99 on: September 02, 2005, 11:22:40 AM »
"but yes indeed, the cover is captivating, and we can sometimes judge a book by its cover!"

You are right ;)! But the book is good anyway, it contains much about her childhood in Germany, France and Russia, how she got to know the Crown Prince, their marriage in 1905 etc.
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« Reply #100 on: September 02, 2005, 02:42:14 PM »
I am finding it impossible to locate this book! Amazon seems to be without any ability to obtain. Is it available in Germany? thanks!
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« Reply #102 on: September 02, 2005, 04:45:42 PM »
Danke. Now I need to get one in english. All the best,
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Re: Crownprince Wilhelm & Crownprincess Cecilie, their family, Part I
« Reply #103 on: September 02, 2005, 05:26:14 PM »
The English translation of CP Cecilie's memoirs are available from Royalty Digest bookshop.
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Re: Crownprince Wilhelm & Crownprincess Cecilie, their family, Part I
« Reply #104 on: September 07, 2005, 08:09:07 PM »
What was Cecilie's relationship with her brother's-in-law, in particular Eitel who lived through the latter 1920s and 1930s alone and seemingly lonely. Were they close? How did they relate during WWII?
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