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Re: Princess Thyra's Illegitimate Daughter
« Reply #120 on: December 14, 2010, 05:49:51 PM »
Not only an affair but a child too. That is why I liked Thyra so much as she was very honest and loyal. To Thyra's credit, when Ernst August needed her as she chose to be with him even though it must pained her to miss any of the yearly family reunions in Denmark.

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Re: Princess Thyra's Illegitimate Daughter
« Reply #121 on: December 14, 2010, 06:30:09 PM »
Not only an affair but a child too.
Well, of course, it's obvious by the title of the thread!  ;) And by an affair I meant the daughter, too.  :)
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Re: Princess Thyra's Illegitimate Daughter
« Reply #122 on: December 15, 2010, 08:49:53 AM »
Thyra was a very sweet woman and many men liked her even though she wasn't exactly a beauty (like Alexandra) or brilliant (like Dagmar). When Ernst August fell in love with her, she insisted on telling him the whole story so he could back out if he wanted. To Ernst August's benefit he did not bat an eye and still wanted to marry her.

Not to take anything away from EA because that was very ahead of his time and they do seem to have been happy with each other, but he wasn't exactly in a great bargaining position. His family had lost its influence after the war, a good chunk of its fortune (though they were still well off) and marrying into the family could've presented diplomatic problems with the ever-strengthening Prussia. Plus, he wasn't exactly a looker! Thyra might not have been on the level of Alexandra but she was still more pleasing than many princesses of her day and came with great connections.
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Re: Princess Thyra's Illegitimate Daughter
« Reply #123 on: December 15, 2010, 09:31:49 AM »
Yes, we've heard all this before. Somebody please shed some more light on the mystery of Tangegaard!

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Re: Princess Thyra's Illegitimate Daughter
« Reply #124 on: December 15, 2010, 01:01:11 PM »
Well...If it is a mystery then maybe nobody knew too much about it ?

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Re: Princess Thyra's Illegitimate Daughter
« Reply #125 on: December 15, 2010, 08:22:56 PM »
I wonder what her sisters thought of it... ?
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Re: Princess Thyra's Illegitimate Daughter
« Reply #126 on: December 15, 2010, 10:16:20 PM »
I wonder what her sisters thought of it... ?

I wonder if her sisters ever paid a discreet visit to Tangegård....

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Re: Princess Thyra's Illegitimate Daughter
« Reply #127 on: December 17, 2010, 05:12:37 PM »
Don't think so. It was behind them. I think QL might have kept tabs on it though...

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Re: Princess Thyra's Illegitimate Daughter
« Reply #128 on: January 09, 2011, 04:51:16 PM »
Don't think so. It was behind them. I think QL might have kept tabs on it though...
You mean Louise of Hesse-Cassel, not her daughter-in-law Sessan, I suppose. (Did the latter even know, do you think?) But she was already dead when Marie Kathrine Jørgensen married Frode Pløyen-Holstein and moved to Tangegård.

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Re: Princess Thyra's Illegitimate Daughter
« Reply #129 on: January 11, 2011, 08:54:50 AM »
Yes. She may not, but she and her husband would the only ones interested to keep tabs.