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Balkan Royal Families / Re: Twins in the family
« on: June 07, 2010, 08:29:09 AM »
Thanks. I was thinking more around the previous generations. Around the war (not sure if it was WWI or WWII).
I don't know a lot about the Balkan Royals, but something sparked in me the idea that there was twin daughters or a male/female twin associated with the Balkan/and or Russian Royal Households.
I believe it was covered up due to mental illness (possibly post natal depression) and abusive behaviour of one of the male relatives. Sadly, there was apparently a lot of shame around the incident (I guess in keeping with the nature of the times and the nature of 'the incident' - whatever it actually was).
Has anyone else come across such things? Possibly in diaries? But more likely passed down verbally?
All the best,

Balkan Royal Families / Twins in the family
« on: June 07, 2010, 04:45:19 AM »
Good morning All,
Has anyone come across an incidence of twins in the Balkan royal families?
All the best,

Thank you for posting. Do you have any of Princess Olga with Ilarion?

Hi, yes i did, however i am trying to work out why 20 British seamen would have been awarded this Russian Gallantry medal.

I am presuming that they must have been on land fighting Bolsheviks, if so why was they on land and what did they do that deserved a medal?

There was a British military operation (which included approx: 50 Australian servicemen) in Russia post armistice. It could have been associated with that...

They sound fascinating.  Can't wait to see their pictures.

Do you have any photos of them that you would be willing to share with us?

The Hohenzollern / Re: Lippe Family
« on: May 20, 2010, 05:01:03 AM »
I'll attempt to post the heads of Schaumburg-Lippe below

Hello regensburg,
Do you have another shot of Wolrad that you wouldn't mind posting to the forum please? His is the only one I can't really make out clearly.
Many thanks in advance,

Russian Noble Families / Re: Tchetcheglovitovs
« on: May 19, 2010, 05:30:01 AM »
Thank you. It is a pity there is not more of them... or I wonder are they more commonly known as Chebarakovs?

Russian Noble Families / Re: Tchetcheglovitovs
« on: May 19, 2010, 12:30:10 AM »
Thank you Svetabel.
I have just done a Google search, but to no avail. Would you be able to direct me to any information on this family please?
Many thanks,

Imperial Succession and the Throne / Re: Who is the rightful heir?
« on: May 18, 2010, 07:02:59 PM »
Do you think Putin will pick someone Ilias_of_John?

Russian Noble Families / Tchetcheglovitovs
« on: May 18, 2010, 07:01:44 PM »
Good evening,
I was wondering if there is any information on this family please?
Many thanks in advance,

Imperial Succession and the Throne / Re: Who is the rightful heir?
« on: May 17, 2010, 06:24:11 PM »

Konstantinoupoli, athelfe,
And you know I mean that!

There is no need for you to send her a note, she already knows your thoughts.

Also, you calling her Mrs. is inappropriate, as she is divorced.

Now,my turn...

I have always believed that GD'S Xenia's descendants were the rightful heirs, by blood, of the Imperial throne.
There is a young lady in Athens somewhere, called Xenia (from memory).
I was a friend of the late Lieutenant Commander Michael Romanov, R.N.
grandson of  H.I.H Grand Duchess Xenia.
( i hate typing, all this upper and lower case drives me insane)
Prince Michael Andreevich asked but one thing prior to his death,
and that was, to help unite the family and to right past wrongs.
I am not an ecclesiastic, nor an academic, nor a historian,
but ,

when the Vice President of the Romanov Family Association tells me, just 2 days before his death, that after this generation is gone, it will all be left to Georgyi, what in heavens name do you want me to think or do?
The Church, the State, and most parts of the R.F.A now aknoweledge that Maria and her son George are the closest to the throne.
It might not hapen, but he is closest to the bullseye.

And I too have Romanov friends (living)

Ilias, your hostility surprises me given your commitment to the family.

Imperial Succession and the Throne / Re: Who is the rightful heir?
« on: May 17, 2010, 08:15:32 AM »
Hello Richard ;)

Pure line refers to the offspring of two equal royal /high noble partners (according to the lLs).
As I've mentioned previously in this forum, Queen Marguerite summed it up best in an interview with the BBC when asked about Romanov heirs she commented, 'It is a family matter'.

History is created by those who write it... a little like the history of Australia, originally black has been filtered 'white' until recently.

All the best,

Imperial Succession and the Throne / Re: Who is the rightful heir?
« on: May 17, 2010, 07:59:58 AM »
I am sure I have seen a whole thread or two dedicated to the reasons why/ why not the Vladimirovitchi claim of succession is flawed. That is through no fault of Maria nor George's as far as I am aware. However, it is the combined fault of certain European royal houses being inarticulate about the facts.

There is only one pure line of decent that remains from the original Romanov family. Senior family members, across the globe - particularly those with high public profiles are aware of them and have been for a very long time.  Unfortunately, as sometimes happens in families - and royal houses are sadly no different - hostilities over money and who can get what', and 'who has what' within the wider branches of the family remains.

Accordingly, for the moment at least, the real Romanov heir will continue to be debated ad nauseum...

Russian Noble Families / Re: puskhine family
« on: May 16, 2010, 08:06:30 PM »
Thank you for posting these links. Do you have any further information on Natalia that you would be willing to share with us?
Many thanks in advance,

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