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The Danish Royal Family / Re: Alexandra,Countess of Frederiksborg
« on: October 08, 2015, 11:07:56 AM »

I had no idea of that! I thought Alexandra was the innocent party, a  victim of her playboy husband. I have changed my mind on that. Joachim is a very noble man, then

The Danish Royal Family / Re: Alexandra,Countess of Frederiksborg
« on: October 06, 2015, 01:54:13 PM »
Well, Alexandra`s first husband - prince Joachim - was not the best of husbands as he retained many of his youthful habits i.e. frequent visits to pubs, drinking alcohol or contacts with women. If it was so it is understandable why alexandra decided to end their relationsip. if she wasn`t a priority in her usband`s eyes.... she didn`t want to be nr 2 or 3 or 4. I guess ( from my own experience) that once you have a healthy bond with you mom and dad divorces do not damage your psyche,
. Well, they do but not to the extent that most people think... It is not a disaster.
but the second divorce in 10 years and subsequent disappointment is a heavy blow for Alexandra

It`s so merciless not to let them all in peace....

Maria Sisi, I`m afraid that`s true. i guess the Church agreed on the burial of alexey and maria under the condition that the Russian Academy of Science continues tests. If necessary the authorities will agree to exhumate the remains in the Peter and Paul Cathedral. :-[

Yes, Alexei`s nameday!

At last.It was indecent and heartess to keep these remains in the State Archiwes of Russia!!1 TO tell the truth, I never understood why Orthodox CHurch opposed their burial without offering logical expalanation.

This is a State Archives containing documents issued before 1918 i.e. before Poland gained independence. I know that State Archives provide services connected with genealogical and similar search. So probably the best idea is to gather as much infrmation about the Dudzinskis and turn to them. Of course they charge for their services.
The Achives has a huge collection of documents connected with ROmanov Hunting Lodges. I`ve seen some of them while preparing a book chapter on Imperial residences in Poland. Due to lack of time I did not have a chance to read all the documents ( Besides I don`t live in Warsaw) but yes, there also have files on the employees working for the Imperial family. SO turn to the Archives and good luck!

The Danish Royal Family / Re: Alexandra,Countess of Frederiksborg
« on: September 09, 2015, 11:26:22 AM »
It is difficult to speculate when you don`t know the people that you are talking about but what Preved says might be true. It is indeed a big age difference and although Alexandra looks much younger than her age and the couple looks beautiful.... Once your infatuation wears off it is difficult to build real relationship if you don`t have common interests or your intellectual background is different.
Lack of common children does not cement the relationship... Now Martin must have acquainted many influental personages and he can make a new start with a new lady.


Dear George

FIles on the Imperial Hunting Lodges are kept in the Archives of the Old Acts ( Archiwum Akt Dawnych in Polish) in Warsaw. There you can find a lot a lot (!!!!) of documents relatd to both the hunting lodge and employees. I had a chance to look through some files while preparing a book though I have to say that there are lots of files on the residencies in the former Kingdom of Poland. Maybe you should turn to the Archives in Warsaw?

I'm trying to put together a family history and am currently missing information about my paternal grandfather, Marian Dudzinski. I know that he was employed first by Tsar Alexander III (from March 1881) in the capacity of "Dietarius", whatever that may be (I have the beautifully handwritten letter of employment from the Imperial Court!) and later by Tsar Nicholas II, as "Smotritel Dvortsovykh Zdanii" (Majordomo? / Chamberlain?) first of Spala Hunting Lodge and later of Skierniewice Palace, until his death in 1910 from being kicked by one of his Imperial Majesty's horses!. Marian's two brothers (Józef and Czeslaw) were also employed by the Imperial Court. After Marian's death, his wife (Elzbieta) continued to live at either Spala or Skierniewice (not sure which), receiving a widow's pension from the Imperial Court. My father (Zbigniew) was born in Spala in 1902 and his education was paid for by the Court until 1917, when other events supervened!

All the above I only found out after my father died (in England in 1974) from an accumulation of about 40 Russian documents dating back to 1875 that had been squirrelled away by a cousin of mine. And I only found these when clearing her Warsaw flat after her death.

I wonder if any information exists anywhere -- in books or archives -- about court life at the time of the Russian occupation of Poland. All hints and suggestions gratefully received!

George Dudzinski

The Danish Royal Family / Re: Alexandra,Countess of Frederiksborg
« on: September 09, 2015, 10:36:28 AM »
It looks that Alexandra and her husband Martin are divorcing. According to Alexandra`s lawyers, he has already moved from their house. Any ideas as to the reasons for the break-up of the COuntess`s second marriage?

The Imperial Family / Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« on: August 28, 2014, 11:54:31 AM »
I wonder what happened to Maria Fioforowna`s gorgeous pearls and diamonds that she loved so much? I guess those magnificent pearls were sold to queen Mary? And diamonds too? Together with necklaces that she is seen to wear in most portraits?

advise to a granddaughter is a wonderfu book whose only drawback is lack of victoria of hesse`s letters

May Advise to a Granddaughter - letters exchanged by Queen Victoria and her Hessian namesake - princess Victoria? The Queen expresses her opinion on Russia Russians, the Romanovs and prospective marriages of Ella and Alexandra.

Julia Gelardi (I`m not sure about the English title because i read it in Poish: : "The Romanov Women: From Glory (?) to Revolution".

May be you should try interlibrary loan? Here in Poland I get books from Polish libraries for free and pay 10 euros for a book from any European country.... My university ibrary offers such a service, most university libraries do

Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / Re: Duplicate Books
« on: August 31, 2012, 09:07:25 AM »
Why do I want to have it? Because I do a lot of historical research on the Romanovs and contribute my articles to a bimonthly magazine. But these studies are not devoted to the Romanovs as historical figures as I also concntrate on other accompanying issues e.g. gender issues, position of women in a particular period of time, education etc. It would be brilliant and helpful addition to my collection of sources. Needless to say that my attitude towards my heroes is rather emotional....

BeNeLux Royalty / Re: Queen Juliana & Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands
« on: August 30, 2012, 06:06:52 AM »
Below some info on the exhibition that will open on 04.09.2012 in Krynica (Poland) .

On the unforgettable visit in Krynica

The exhibition presents the unique visit, which became a local social sensation in 1937. Princess Julianna, the heir to the Dutch throne, and prince Bernard, right after their wedding ceremony in Hague, have arrived in Krynica to spend here their honeymoon. Invited by the world-famous tenor, Jan Kiepura, the young couple have decided to stay in his villa “Patria”. At the exhibition, a reconstruction of the visit set in the atmosphere of Krynica from 1930s presents this historic event. The visit had an interesting epilogue. A year after their stay in Krynica, the couple have been presented with a Polish cradle (design: Jan Boguslawski) as a gift for the birth of their daughter, which later became the queen of Netherlands, Beatrix. This piece of furniture has been preserved by the Organizator: The Association of the Muszyna Almanac’s Friends.

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