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The Windsors / Re: Prince Henry/Prince Harry of Wales
« on: May 19, 2018, 02:04:57 AM »
I am going to add my two cents worth here. I have given this a lot of thought. I am going to go with the Duke and Duchess of Clarence for Prince Harry and Meghan. My second choice is the Duke and Duchess of Connaught. Either one rounds out the C’s for the Wales men. The Duke of Cornwall and the Duke of Cambridge. 

The Windsors / Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love
« on: October 20, 2011, 10:01:01 PM »
I would love to see The Duchess of Cambridge wear the Cambridge Lovers Knot tiara.  I think it would be the perfect piece for her. 

She can work her way up to my favorite The Grand Duchess Vladimir.  I prefer it without the pearl drops, the Cambridge emerald drops would be stunning.  That also circles around nicely to Kate. 

The Hohenzollern / Re: The House of Hannover,past and present
« on: June 16, 2009, 11:44:34 AM »
Very interesting.  I hadn't heard about this. 

Is it just me or has Ernst August lost some weight?

I read Nicholas Mikhailovich had his cat with him.  He gave the cat to a soldier asking him to care for the animal.  Then was shot.  I thought Grand Duke Paul was the one on the stretcher.

I love these pics and drawings. 

Marie fascinates me as does Alfred.  Their children not so much though.  I just recently became interested in Victoria, Albert and their brood.  Special favorites are Alice and Vicky. 

Sorry, off topic.  Back to Marie. 

I have never seen a picture of George at that age.  There doesn't seem to be a lot of pictures of him.  Great pic of Natasha.  She looks so sad.  I wonder if the picture was taken after Mikhail disappeared?  She looks so sad.  But beautiful as always.

Thank you for the great pictures. 

Jeniann, thank you so much for posting the picture. 

As I said it has been years since I saw the photo.  You're right Grace they don't look miserable.  I too am surprised that the pair would pose wearing crowns.  My memory is obviously not what it used to be.   ;)

Thanks, Keith.  I thought it was New Years.  I would love to see to again.  I'm sure it was in a book or magazine.  I hope to see it soon. 


I think you are correct in your evaluation of their live then.  However, if the were alive today and in their prime (40s-60s) they would fit right in with the celebrity culture of today.  Think Sarah Ferguson. 

They would be offered a reality TV show.  They would be on the cover of all the magazines.  They would lunch with P. Ditty and Ivana Trump.

I think the Duchess loved and coveted the quiet, reserved life of the old moneyed rich a la Jackie Kennedy and Brook Astor but I think the Duke coveted the spotlight and all the attention.

Just my humble opinion.


Sounds fun and exciting doesn't it?  To party and have the cash to live how you want and do what you please.  Be on all the magazine covers.  Maybe to some.  Not to me.  I agree with you Tampa.  I think Wallis wanted peace and quiet.  David on the other hand liked the spotlight.  I wonder if it had anything to do with being POW.  He certainly was adored and used to preferential treatment.  After stepping down he wasn't always accorded that.  It must have been difficult for him.  He wanted it for the Duchess.  In their home of course she was addressed as HRH.  I think he was on a never ending search to regain what he had lost.  From the public and Cafe society yes.  From the Royal family no.  Or at least not for Wallis.   

I just finished reading the thread.  I really enjoyed everyone's thoughts and insights into Wallis and David.

I saw a picture years ago of David and Wallis on New Years.  I assume it was New Years.  Anyway.....they were both wearing party crowns.  I Google'd it and came up empty.  Does anyone have the picture or know anything about it?  I thought it was rather sad.  They were older in the picture.  They just seemed so miserable.  Though with David's perennial woebegone expression who can tell? 

Having Fun! / Re: 10 Royals You Would Invite to a Dinner Party
« on: April 04, 2009, 04:42:45 AM »
1. Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna
2. Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna
3. Princess Elena of Serbia
4. Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich
5. Queen Elizabeth II
6. Princess Alice of the United Kingdom
7. Tsar Nicholas II
8. Tsaritsa Alexandra Feodorovna
9. Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich
10. Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna

Nicholas II / Re: Code used in correspondence?
« on: March 31, 2008, 11:19:48 PM »
I remember reading this.  I thought it was in Nicholas and Alexandra.  I have been searching for it and can't find it.  Though the dim recesses of my mind can't quite grasp the full thought.  It seems to me that in the early part of their relationship that they did indeed write in code to one another.  Possibly between their engagement and marriage.  Obviously with the volumes of letters that survive they didn't always write in code.  Somewhere in this Osborne house plays a part.  I may have this all jumbled.  Meanwhile, I will continue to research this.  Because now I am curious!

I realize this is an old topic.  I must add my two cents worth to this.  I ordered the book in December.  It was fascinating.  I was enthralled from the first page.  I couldn't put it down.  KR is my favorite Grand Duke.  It was wonderful to read more about him.  Dimitri who I knew so little about came alive through these pages.  It truly was a joy to read.

Thank you Greg, Penny and Art.

What a treasure.  I know I will read it many times. 

Lesley, I have to admit it has been years since I read Michael and Natasha. So I am not exactly sure how you found Natasha manipulative.  Could you refresh my memory?  I know that opinions can differ.  I don't recall ever thinking of Natasha in that way.  My clearest memory was after reading the book I felt a great deal of sympathy for Michael, Natasha, Tata(?) and George.  Actually that is not quite correct.  I felt bad for all of them.  To be bound by such unyielding traditions.  That can't be modified for love or any reason.  Betraying all common sense.

Before this book I was firmly on Nicholas and Alexandra's side.  After reading the book I saw the whole situation in a new light.  Natasha was no longer evil.  She was a woman in love and that love was returned.  But because of her station in life she could never be Michael's equal.  I don't believe the divorces even played a part.  The fact that she wasn't of equal birth was the crux of it.

I always thought Natasha was stunningly beautiful.  I don't recall ever seeing a bad picture of her. 

Having Fun! / Re: Like or Dislike?
« on: January 15, 2008, 02:22:53 PM »

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