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The Hesse-Darmstadts (Hesse and by Rhine) / Memoirs
« on: January 08, 2015, 01:01:47 PM »
Where can I get access to the memoirs written by Ernie, Victoria (Hesse-Milford-Haven) and Kirill Vladimirovich?

The Windsors / "Beatrice's Little Child" - in 1882?
« on: December 13, 2014, 12:16:19 PM »
Has anyone else seen this letter - from Queen Victoria to Queen Emma of Hawaii?

"April 9, 1882

My dear Friend,

You wrote me a most kind letter on the occasion of the attempt on my life, for which I meant to thank you long ago and which I now do, hoping you will forgive the long delay in my answer. We are on the point of starting for Scotland, my constant companion my dear daughter Beatrice and her little child accompany me... We are now engaged in a war which I hope will be of short duration - my dear son Arthur is with the Army. We were pleased to make the acquaintance of King Kalakaua and I would ask you to remember me to him. With renewed expressions of friendship and esteem, Your majesty's affectionate friend, Victoria R.I."

What "Little Child" did Beatrice have in 1882? 3 years before she married?

I found this here:

Who in order do you think had the best marriage and why?

I would say:

1. Lenchen and Christian
2. Vicky and Fritz
3. Beatrice and Liko
4. Alice and Louis
5. Leopold and Helen
6. Arthur and Louischen
7. Bertie and Alix
8. Alfred and Marie
9. Louise and Lorne

Nicholas II / Re: Did Missy have a crush on Nicky?
« on: October 13, 2014, 05:22:28 PM »
Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Marie Alexandrovna's daughter - Marie of Edinburgh who became Queen of Romania

Nicholas II / Did Missy have a crush on Nicky?
« on: October 12, 2014, 02:07:36 PM »
Has any one else noticed how she always talks about him:

“…had kind gray-brown eyes, with a dreamy, searching expression and a shy smile upon red lips that seemed to have been shaped for soft words only.”
“he has the same dreamy, soft eyes, the same gentle lips, I knew when I was a child, those lips shaped for kind words only.”

“Nicky we always loved and admired, although, being older, he was rather beyond our reach in those days. Already, at that early age, he had that gentle charm and that kind, caressing look in his eyes, which was his all through life till the day of his tragic death.”

 “My eyes sought the Emperor, Nicky, dear to us all. He was not one of the giants, but the gentleness of his expression made him infinitely sympathetic; something seemed to melt in one's heart when one looked at him, at his soft hazel eyes, at his gentle lips, when one watched his quiet movements, listened to his soft, low-toned voice.”

“The Czar was the same gentle, rather timid man I had always known, with the dreamy gray-brown eyes and those soft lips that seemed formed for kind words only…”

 “I was sad to say good-bye to Nicky; a unique and not easily definable charm emanated from this quiet, almost inconspicuous little man who was the last Tsar of all the Russias. I can never think of him without emotion; he deserved a better fate.”

“Nicky was charming as ever, and I found myself continually watching him and again it struck me how very lovable he was with his low voice and gentle eyes; how little did I imagine then that we would never meet again.”
“I cannot read that ultimate message received from the quiet, gentle cousin for whom I had always felt such sympathy without deep emotion and that last sentence: ‘May God grant you final victory and the fulfillment of all your hopes’ has a quiet bigness about it. He was losing everything, his every hope had crumbled, but in a last cry of friendship he wishes for us a better fate. May God rest his soul in peace.”

“The Emperor Nicolas was lovable, utterly lovable…”

(the next is written in her diary right after his death)
“As I stood in the small, unadorned church whilst the humble village priest was performing the prescribed rites, I deeply pondered over your life, all the past glory, the tragic end… I remembered… my childhood impression… I saw again your gentle face. I had a vision of your riding into Moscow for your coronation, a quite young man surrounded by all the pomp and glory of the world, I saw you at Tsarskoe with your children, at Constanta the last time we met.

“Dear Nicky, I loved you sincerely. Our little memorial was celebrated without pomp, but it is not pomp you need to-day but hearts which can understand you and mourn for your cruel end. My thoughts go out to you in loving remembrance; may the great belief you had in God have been with you to the very end!”

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