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The Windsors / Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
« on: July 22, 2010, 08:37:48 PM »
I love that group wedding photo. Thank you so much gdella for posting it.

Does anyone know if Helen Albany attended the wedding? I have a seating chart of the chapel and she is not listed, and I don't see her in the photo.

The Windsors / Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
« on: July 22, 2010, 05:11:04 PM »
Not 19th century, but early 20th. If I translated the caption correctly this is Queen Ena's wedding dress.

The Windsors / Re: Queen Mary- part 4
« on: July 13, 2010, 04:27:02 PM »
The Duchess of Windsor wrote a letter to Queen Mary while the Windsors were in the Bahamas, which she gave to the Bishop Dauglish to give to Queen Mary when he was in England. The Bishop wrote the Duchess that Queen Mary showed a keen interest in the Duke's work in the Bahamas and asked many questions. The next letter the Duke had from his mother she wrote "I send a kind message to your wife." The Duke was quite bewildered until years later when the Duchess told him what happened. 

The Windsors / Re: King Edward VII
« on: July 11, 2010, 07:11:27 PM »
That is how I have seen that photo identified before. I've also seen a photo of just QV and Vicky taken at that time, but oddly enough never one of QV and Alfred.

On her 70th birthday at Hemmelmark.

Back row - Prince Louis, Princess Cecilie, Crown Princess Louise, George Donatus, Sophie of Hesse-Kasel, Grand Duchess Eleonore, Prince Eitel-Friedrich of Prussia, Marita of Schleswig-Holsetein, Eleonore von Oertzen, Frau von Haxthausen, Anna-Luise von Haxthausen

Seated - Victoria Milford-Haven, Irene with Alexander of Hesse, Louis of Hesse with Grand Duke Ernst

The film was taken at the time of their visit in 1896, not during their engagment.

I wonder if Alicky meet the crownprincess margaret on her visit to sweden in...1908?

They are in a group photo from that visit, not sure which one of the Russian photo books I saw it in. Will have to check.

As for Patsy, I was just going through Queen Mary's photo album, and she has a picture of the luncheon held on the Standart and the Duchess of Connaught is visible in the photo and I believe I spotted Patsy a little further down. So, possibly they met on one other occasion, but I'd say  gdella got it right.

From the Sotheby's auction book of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

The Greek Royal Family / Re: Princess Marie of Greece (1876-1940)
« on: June 29, 2010, 04:27:53 PM »
With her cousin Victoria of Wales in 1898.

The Windsors / Re: Cousin Toria
« on: June 29, 2010, 04:24:06 PM »
In her room at Balmoral 1908.

On her honeymoon

Yes. You are correct. They were done when Baby Bee was offically "out" in society after her confirmation. I don't think there was a wedding photo. However there was one done after the wedding when the couple along with Marie Coburg, Sandra and Maurice of Battenerg (an admirer of Bee) were photographed with the wedding car. One year later they returned to Coburg for the christening of their eldest child, a group photo survived of this particular event including Infanta Eulalia and Prince Philip of Coburg...

The postcard I have lists Leopold Battenberg in the photo, and I think he was the admirer of Beatrice.

The Windsors / Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part IV
« on: June 23, 2010, 05:03:22 PM »
It's in the Queen Mary bio, page 139.

But Duff doesn't list any sources as to where this may have come from. No mention of it being overheard by anyone in the household, or possibly being written to anyone. At the end of the paragraph he does reference Frederick Ponsonby's "Recollections of Three Reigns" in reference to George V not being happy with someone pointing out the advantages of the Big House.

I then checked Ponsonby's book (the page Duff mentioned) to see if possibly it made a reference to Queen Mary's supposed remarks but couldn't find anything there, or for that matter the comment by George V.

Group photo taken at the same time as the photo with Ena.

Drino, Queen Victoria, Ena, Henry, Beatrice with Leopold

Her bridesmaids were all her neices. The ones she outlived - Princess Louise (1867-1931), Princess Victoria (1868-1935), Princess Maud (1869-1938), Princess Alix (1872-1918), Princess Marie (1875-1938), Princess Victoria Melita (1876-1936) and Princess Alexandra (1878-1942). Those that outlived her Princess Irene (1866-1953), Princess Helena Victoria (1870-1948) and Princess Marie Louise (1872-1956).

If I got it right, she outlived 7 of the 10.

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