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The Imperial Family / Godchildren of OTMA
« on: October 25, 2008, 06:46:12 PM »
I put this in Olga's thread because she is the oldest.

I was wondering if any of the sisters were ever godparents and to whom.

Does anyone have any information on the life of Archduchess Assunta of Austria (1902-1993), daughter of Archduke Leopold and Blanca, Infanta of Spain? She was the younger sister of Archduke Anton who married Ileana of Roumania.  Assunta married a Dr. Hopfinger and spent most of her life in the United States.

The Stuarts of Scotland / Scottish Succession
« on: October 22, 2006, 07:26:12 PM »
I've been reading a very old, antique book on Mary Queen of Scots and it made me think, who would have succeeded the Scottish throne had Mary died at birth or as a child?  I've looked but I can't seem to find a clear answer.

Imperial Russian History / Royal Assassinations
« on: June 08, 2006, 11:40:37 PM »
I was thinking about assassinations and realized that the Russian royal family had of course had more assassinations than any other family.

But excluding the 1918 murders, the Romanovs run a tight race with the Hapsburgs.

Peter III, Paul, Alexander II, Grand Duke Serge

Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the Duchess of Hohenberg, Emperor Maximilian, Empress Elisabeth

Am I leaving any out?

Can anyone think of any other assassinated royals?  All that comes to my mind is:

King George I of Greece

The Wittlesbachs / Princess Therese of Bavaria
« on: May 27, 2006, 10:10:45 AM »
In Prince Christopher's memoirs, he speaks of this interesting princess: "One relation who came to visit us off and on was my mother's cousin, Princess Therese of Bavaria, who amazed everyone with her erudition; she could speak twenty different languages and answered freely in any one she happened to be addressed in.  She was an extremely interesting personality, a well-known scientist and great explorer; there were few parts of the globe she had not visited, hunting for flora and fauna."

What little else I could find about her was that she was the daughter of Prince Regent Luitpold of Bavaria and Archduchess Auguste of Austria.

She was born in Munich in 1850 and died in 1925.  She apparently never married.

She had 3 brothers: King Ludwig III of Bavaria, who married Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria, Princess of Modena; Prince Leopold of Bavaria who married the Archduchess Gisela; and Prince Arnulf of Bavaria, who married Princess Therese of Liechtenstein.

Between 1888 and 1898, she went on two extensive research and collecting expeditions to South America, gathering butterflies and moths.  Her collections are now in a Munich museum.

Does anyone have any other information about this lady?  I love royals who find a "purpose" or job in life, and she must have been a very interesting and intelligent person.

The Windsors / Broken Engagements
« on: May 25, 2006, 11:52:10 PM »
I've been reading Prince Christopher of Greece's memoirs and he mentions two interesting broken engagements that I had never read about.

On p. 156, he states that Olga of Greece, his niece, "became engaged to the Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark and then suddenly a misunderstanding arose and the engagement was broken off."

Does anyone know anything further about this?  Why was the engagement broken?

On pp. 95-97, Prince Christopher details his own broken engagement to Princess Alexandra of Fife.  Princess Victoria (Alexandra's aunt and Christopher's cousin) enthusiastically arranged this.  She begged a weekend invitation from the Fifes for Christopher and he and Alexandra were young and hit it off.  They became secretly engaged on that weekend.  However, unknown to Prince Christopher, the Duke of Fife had made Toria promise that the Prince would not propose to his daughter that weekend, and Toria did not tell the prince about this little requirement.  The next day the young couple decided to tell her parents and a row ensued, Fife accusing the prince of not keeping his "word."

I just thought these were interesting "what-if" situations, and I know there were many others, I've seen several discussed on the Forum.  

Let's please list the broken engagements here for comment and discussion.

Their World and Culture / Russian Morgantic Marriages
« on: April 11, 2006, 02:25:42 PM »
It is sometimes confusing trying to keep all the Russian morgantic marriages straight.

Let's please list them here, groom and bride, and any information specific to the actual marriage, wife's new title, and that of her children as well.

Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia
m. Olga Valerianovna Karnovich, divorced wife of Erick von Pistolkors
married 1902 at Livorno, Italy
1904-created Countess von Hohelfelsen by Prince Regent Luitpold of Bavaria
Children with Paul: Prince Vladimir Paley (b.1897), Princess Irina Paley (b.1903), and Princess Natalia Paley (b.1905)

Scandanavian Royal Families / Prince Eric of Sweden
« on: February 18, 2006, 10:02:59 PM »
Does anyone know anything about Prince Eric of Sweden, who lived from 1889 to 1918?  He was the son of Gustavus V, and younger brother of Gustavus VI and William.  Any pictures?

Mediatized Noble Families / Prince Felix of Salm-Salm
« on: January 07, 2006, 05:27:13 PM »
In reading The Cactus Throne, the Tragedy of Maximilian and Carlota, this man, Prince Felix Salm-Salm, shows up in the last days of the Mexican Empire to try unsuccessfully to help Maximilian out of his mess.

After spending time in America, he had married a girl from Vermont named Agnes Leclerq, a circus performer. Princess Agnes joined him on his trip to Mexico and  they were involved in further adventures in America and Europe.

There was quite a bit of interesting information in the book about these two, but I just wondered if anyone knew anything else about this couple or had any pictures.

The Tudors / Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford
« on: August 28, 2005, 09:39:38 PM »
I know there is quite an abundance of information on this remarkable and fascinating woman after her marriage to Woodville, but I am curious about details of her first marriage and early life, and her own parents and siblings.

Anyone have any information to share?

And can any of you guys with extensive genealogical charts tell me if she was descended from Joan of Kent, through her daughter who married into the St. Pols?

BeNeLux Royalty / Queen Juliana's Grandchildren
« on: August 14, 2005, 12:56:00 AM »
The children of Queen Juliana's three younger daughters are now of age.  What are these young modern royals up to?

Princess Irene m. Prince Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma
*Prince Carlos (b. 1970)
*Prince Jaime (b. 1972)
*Princess Margarita (b. 1972), twin of Jaime
*Princess Maria Carolina (b. 1974)

Princess Margaret m. Peter van Vollenhoven
*Maurits (b. 1968)
*Bernard (b. 1969)
*Peter (b. 1972)
*Floris (b. 1975)

Princess Maria Christina m. Jorge Guillermo
*Bernardo (b. 1977)
*Nicholas (b. 1979)
*Juliana (b. 1981)

BeNeLux Royalty / Children of Leopold III
« on: August 10, 2005, 06:25:48 PM »
Let's dedicate this thread to the children of King Leopold III of Belgium, those by both of his wives:

with Princess Astrid of Sweden:

Josephine (b.1927)
Baudoin (b. 1930)
Albert (b. 1934)

with Marie Liliane Baels, Princess of Rethy (probably one of the last morgantic marriages):

Alexander (b. 1942)
Maria Christina (b. 1951)
Maria Esmerelda (b. 1956)

Does anyone know anything about the marriages and families of the last three children?

How are they styled?

Iberian Royal Families / Kings of Majorca
« on: August 06, 2005, 06:29:31 PM »
Here is a history question maybe someone can help me with:  King James II of Majorca  married Princess Constance of Aragon.

When did Majorca start to be a kingdom, and when did it cease being so?  Who were its kings?

Rasputin / "Starets"
« on: July 24, 2005, 07:25:30 PM »
"Starets"----What exactly does this word mean?

The Tudors / Melusine
« on: July 15, 2005, 10:45:52 PM »
I know this is only a legend, but I've read of it in several places and always wondered why it got started.

Supposedly, one of the ancestors of Henry II, one of the early counts of Anjou, went on a long journey, returning with a foreign, eastern-born wife named Melusine.  For some reason, she was tagged as being the daughter of Satan. She lived in matrimony with Henry's ancestor but refused to enter a church to take the sacraments.  She gave her husband two sons and two daughters and finally the husband was able to force her into church where she, upon hearing the sacraments, grabbed a child in each hand and flew off through the window, disappearing forever and leaving two children behind.

Thus the counts of Anjou were said to be descended from the devil himself!

I just wondered if anyone know where this started and is there an actual woman pegged as Melusine or did she just "exist" somewhere back in the early mists of time.

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