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The Windsors / Re: Fashions of the British Royals
« on: December 09, 2012, 02:23:27 AM »
I agree with you, Graf.  I especially like the white and blue gown that she wore in Canada.

Thank you to Prince Phillip for including the emblems of the Dominions on the Coronation Gown!

The Danish Royal Family / Re: Books on Danish royalty
« on: December 09, 2012, 02:03:56 AM »
Hello Larry,

I am so sorry that it's taken so long to reply.  It's a bit disappointing that the book isn't about 'our Mary', but I'd also like
to read about Marie.

I agree with you, Alixz.  I'd like it better without the ribbons!

Thank you very much, Grand Duchess Ella.  I will definitely look for this book!

I would also like to find more books about Princess Marie's sister-in-law, Crown Princess Mary.  We often call her
'Our Mary' here.  (I am Australian).

I haven't heard that before.  What a strange theory!

Thank you for all of the links everyone!  I hope that Mum can stay up for the wedding.
She's in her nineties!

Why was that, Eddie? 

Many people are angry with George V because he changed his mind about granting the Russian royal family asylum in GB, but I think that that's unfair.  How could he foresee their execution?  Is this the reason why Welch is hard on them?

I hadn't heard of Lamanova.  Thank you so much for the beautiful dresses, Grand Duchess Andrea!

I am inclined to agree with Alixz's opinions.  I am looking forward to reading Margarita's book
and studying what it says, however.

I don't think that dancers in the Imperial Ballet were well paid at first, which is why some sought "protectors". They were expected to work off the considerable cost of their training for about 10 years. After that, they could join other ballets or negotiate newer and more lucrative contracts. I think that MK did all of the above.

Hello Lisa,

You explained your use of the term 'misogynistic' so I must apologise for writing about it.

I think that Mathilde probably did love Nicholas.  She certainly seemed to yearn for him after the affair was over
and if one look can bring old memories flooding back...

Maybe, but i cant help seen her as an ambicious woman who got involved with powerful men to "Drain" them to get benefits

That is your opinion and you are entitled to it, but there is no evidence of this. Kschessinskya was not a hooker. She was a talented world calibur talent ballerina and there were many men attracted to her -so she really didn't need to get involved with the grand dukes and "drain them to get benefits". She had her pick of gentlemen, chose those in whom she was interested, and actually supported her family on her own - including Grand Duke Andre - after the revolution - for over 40 years.

Doesn't exactly fit your misogynistic conjucture, does it?

I agree with your comment, Lisa, but I think the words 'misogynistic conjecture' were a bit harsh.

Having Fun! / Re: What's On The Menu Tonight At Your Place.
« on: September 05, 2010, 02:23:55 AM »
"Tonight we are going to my parents for dinner.
Mum is doing a roast. Consists of lamb, baked potato, baked pumpkin, onion with all other vege's topped with mint sauce.
Dad's organising the dessert. "

I love lamb roasts, Lindelle.  Your post reminded me of the old TV advertisements in which a pretty, blonde girl says that she's been asked out by
Tom Cruise.  She refuses, and tells her family that she didn't want to miss her Mum's lamb roast!

Having Fun! / Re: What's On The Menu Tonight At Your Place.
« on: September 05, 2010, 02:18:52 AM »
I spent some of the afternoon making the beef casserole recipe from:  I have made this a few times and it's delicious!
I have never put the brandy in it.  That might make it a bit rich.

It's cold here and I think that this is the perfect winter recipe! The contrast between the beef and the chicken stock seems to improve it too.

That certainly sounds like true love!

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