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Title: Prince Albert I of Monaco
Post by: Marc on May 17, 2005, 06:38:39 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y140/auersperg23/MariaAlice.jpg)
Title: Re: Prince Albert I of Monaco
Post by: Marc on May 17, 2005, 06:39:27 AM
Portrait of Princess Maria Alice of Monaco,born Heine-if you mean her?
Title: Re: Prince Albert I of Monaco
Post by: bluetoria on July 07, 2005, 06:08:55 AM
Alice Heine, Duchess of Richelieu, the first American Princess of Monaco





She separated from her husband after he slapped her across the face in public view as they were leaving a theatre. She was having an affair, at the time, with a composer.
Title: Re: Prince Albert I of Monaco
Post by: Marc on July 07, 2005, 06:17:32 AM
Interesting!How did they meet,I mean Alice and Prince?
Title: Re: Prince Albert I of Monaco
Post by: bluetoria on July 07, 2005, 07:27:57 AM
Alice lived in Paris and held many salons which the prince attended. She was an exotic character - a wealthy widow - who had many lovers - among them the Prince. He wanted to marry her in 1885 but his father refused his permission and so Albert waited until his father's death in 1890...and married her almost immediately.
Title: Re: Prince Albert I of Monaco
Post by: Eurohistory on July 11, 2005, 09:04:03 AM
Inside Issue XLV (August 2005) of the European Royal History Journal subscribers will be able to read an excellent article on Princess Alice of Monaco's life.

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: Prince Albert I of Monaco
Post by: Grand Duke on August 22, 2005, 05:16:36 PM
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Inside Issue XLV (August 2005) of the European Royal History Journal subscribers will be able to read an excellent article on Princess Alice of Monaco's life.


An EXCELLENT article!?  :o OMG Arturo you're so humble!  ;D
Title: Re: Prince Albert I of Monaco
Post by: Rani on January 13, 2010, 10:53:05 AM
(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo319/DonaIsabella/albert.jpg)

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo319/DonaIsabella/IMAGE0026-1.jpg)

Albert

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo319/DonaIsabella/IMAGE0025-1.jpg)

Mary Victoria Hamilton, first wife

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo319/DonaIsabella/IMAGE0024-1.jpg)

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo319/DonaIsabella/alice.jpg)

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo319/DonaIsabella/IMAGE0027-1.jpg)

Princess Alice, second wife


Title: Re: Prince Albert I of Monaco
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on January 24, 2010, 05:41:30 AM
I have always found just small versions of this photo.

(http://inlinethumb07.webshots.com/23174/2217428980101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2217428980101857556Javquz)

Albert I of Monaco was a man of culture, he was the founder of the famous "Oceanographic Institute" of Monaco, and the "Institute for Human Paleontology" in Paris.

He also founded the "International Institute of Peace" in Monaco.
Title: Re: Prince Albert I of Monaco
Post by: Rani on January 25, 2010, 07:30:09 AM
After his first wife left him and the second wife cheated him, he became a women-hater. But he was always at see. And the family of Mary made fun of him.
Title: Re: Prince Albert I of Monaco
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on January 30, 2010, 09:58:55 AM
He was indeed very unlucky in love...his second wife, Princess Alice had a relationship with an English composer, right?...
Title: Re: Prince Albert I of Monaco
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on January 30, 2010, 11:01:31 AM
(http://inlinethumb25.webshots.com/22168/2607669020101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2607669020101857556KvxMyK)
(http://inlinethumb25.webshots.com/7000/2138678220101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2138678220101857556BfjjwN)

Statue dedicated to Albert I of Monaco.
(http://inlinethumb40.webshots.com/43943/2085895850101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2085895850101857556rJnxiw)
Title: Re: Prince Albert I of Monaco
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on January 30, 2010, 01:20:21 PM
And also a portrait.

(http://inlinethumb33.webshots.com/46048/2665281380101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2665281380101857556ldMszG)
Title: Re: Prince Albert I of Monaco
Post by: grandduchessella on January 30, 2010, 01:59:51 PM
He was indeed very unlucky in love...his second wife, Princess Alice had a relationship with an English composer, right?...

Albert's lover, Caroline Otero (one of the most successful courtesans of her day being linked also with Edward VII, the Kings of Serbia & Spain and at least 2 Russian Grand Dukes), claimed he wasn't virile and suffered from erectile problems. Alice was rumored to have had an affair with Isidore de Lara, the English composer and singer. It was also rumored (I don't have any citation proof of it) that this caused her husband to slap her in view of an opera audience.
Title: Re: Prince Albert I of Monaco
Post by: Rani on January 30, 2010, 02:46:41 PM
He was indeed very unlucky in love...his second wife, Princess Alice had a relationship with an English composer, right?...

Albert's lover, Caroline Otero (one of the most successful courtesans of her day being linked also with Edward VII, the Kings of Serbia & Spain and at least 2 Russian Grand Dukes), claimed he wasn't virile and suffered from erectile problems. Alice was rumored to have had an affair with Isidore de Lara, the English composer and singer. It was also rumored (I don't have any citation proof of it) that this caused her husband to slap her in view of an opera audience.

I read that in a magazine. After that, they divorced.
Title: Re: Prince Albert I of Monaco
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on January 31, 2010, 04:12:15 AM
Albert's lover, Caroline Otero (one of the most successful courtesans of her day being linked also with Edward VII, the Kings of Serbia & Spain and at least 2 Russian Grand Dukes), claimed he wasn't virile and suffered from erectile problems. Alice was rumored to have had an affair with Isidore de Lara, the English composer and singer. It was also rumored (I don't have any citation proof of it) that this caused her husband to slap her in view of an opera audience.

Thank you granduchessella!
I've read that Caroline Otero also had a relationship with one of the most famous writers of the history of Italy, Gabriele D'Annunzio.

Title: Re: Prince Albert I of Monaco
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on February 02, 2010, 10:24:50 AM
(http://inlinethumb19.webshots.com/43986/2565663460101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2565663460101857556GlzLem)
Title: Re: Prince Albert I of Monaco
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on February 02, 2010, 11:02:44 AM
Princess Alice

(http://i49.tinypic.com/2vsm7hs.jpg)
Title: Re: Prince Albert I of Monaco
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on February 17, 2010, 09:03:11 AM
An illustration of Albert I.

(http://inlinethumb54.webshots.com/44853/2328807580101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2328807580101857556pyIuLZ)

Title: Re: Prince Albert I of Monaco
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on May 26, 2010, 08:26:56 AM
A picture of Albert I inside of the Oceanographic Museum.

http://anto291.vox.com/library/photo/6a00d41433969e6a470123ddf8731b860d.html

http://anto291.vox.com/library/photo/6a00d41433969e6a470123ddf872e6860d.html
Title: Re: Prince Albert I of Monaco
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on June 10, 2010, 09:28:00 AM
(http://i47.tinypic.com/xbb5o2.jpg)

Alice
Title: Re: Prince Albert I of Monaco
Post by: Tony de Gandarillas on June 11, 2010, 03:14:41 AM
According to Anne Edward's Grimaldis of Monaco,Isidore de Lara was born Isidore Cohen in London in 1859.  He was a piano prodigy.  After Albert I slapped the Princess de Monaco on the premiere night of Jules Massenet's opera Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame, she left the palace and requested an official separation in May 1902.  They never divorced, later in London she became a close friend of Queen Alexandra and was a hostess to one of the most glittering salons in London.  She and de Lara occupied two large suites in London's Claridge's Hotel until her death in 1926.
Title: Re: Prince Albert I of Monaco
Post by: Constantinople on June 24, 2010, 01:34:42 AM
GD did she actually allude to erectile problems or was that an interpretation?
Title: Re: Prince Albert I of Monaco
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on July 05, 2010, 11:58:54 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/24nmhaw.jpg)
Title: Re: Prince Albert I of Monaco
Post by: Bourgogne on August 03, 2010, 09:49:26 PM
I'm looking for a portrait of Antoinette de Mérode, princess of Monaco (1828-1864)?

She was prince Charles III's wife and prince Albert I's mother.

But no way to find something else than this (rather bad) picture (a postage stamp...)

(http://thepeerage.com/115244_001.jpg)

Do you know, by chance, a best picture of her? Thanx...