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поздравляю Olga.

It's hard to imagine that it's only been like 116 years since you were born, and I'm sure that if you was still alive (by now even) you would've looked like a gal on 20 much younger than that. Irony aside, Happy Birthday to one of my favourite Grand Duchesses in the history of Imperial Russia, to dear Olga.

The Greek Royal Family / Re: Prince Nikolaos of Greece and his wife Tatiana
« on: November 15, 2011, 07:01:23 PM »
I didn't know where to put this as Nikolaos and Tatiana doesn't have thread of their own, so I'm just gonna put it here (apologizes to the mods if it's putted the wrong place or if I've over-seen a N/T thread).

Prince Nikolaos and Princess Tatiana are expecting their first child, there is no official source confirming it but according to the Danish magazine Billed-Bladet, a 10th grandchild is on the way for Constantine and Anne-Marie.


I don't know if the translator of this book was drunk while translating it into Danish, or if there really is as many factual mistakes in the original version too (for instance '... Olga, who was 1 year older than Maria ...' and that's just the top of the iceberg), anyhow I found it a bit ridicules. I know it's from 1976 and that back then all the facts we know today wasn't known, but a combination of, to me, really unrealistic stories and mistakes just made it really boring and slow to read, I didn't learn things I didn't knew before - on the contrary being the perfectionist I am, I sat and corrected all the mistakes.

This is going to be exciting, I'm definitely going to order that book because of my recent newfound love for Massie. I've only read a couple of lousy books about Catherine the Great and all three of them were absolutely horrible, so I really hope for something good here.

I'm about half-way into this and it has really amazed me. Although I've been interested in the Romanov's for years now, I've learned things from this book that I never knew and I'm so happy that my library had it (although I'm pretty sure it's gonna be on my wish list for christmas). I think everyone who still thinks badly about Alexandra should read Nicholas and Alexandra because I, myself, knew that she was an excellent and caring mother but I've always had a feeling that she was a bit cold and icy, but reading this has really changed my POW on her, and I really think she's misunderstood and I kinda feel sorry for her. Ah, nevermind my ramblings, I've just been blown away by the book  :)

I couldn't believe it when I read they were coming here, to little Denmark. I'm so thrilled and I'm definitely gonna try to see them on Wednesday. It's also going to be fun seeing them with CP Frederik and CP Mary.

« on: October 24, 2011, 04:04:19 PM »
Gorgeous picures, I especially enjoy the ones of the Dowager Empress. Thank you.

Forum Announcements / Re: Where do you come from?
« on: October 24, 2011, 02:11:21 PM »
I'm from Denmark but my family is also French, German, Greenlandic and Belgian.

Having Fun! / Re: The Prettiest/Handsomest/Cutest/Most Beautiful
« on: October 19, 2011, 06:18:54 PM »
It's hard because IMO they were all very beautiful. I love everything about Olga's face, she just looked so wise and I don't know, I have a really hard time explaining it, I just think she was really pretty. Tatiana had that elegance, when I think of the word 'royalty' her face comes to my mind, and then I have a thing for her hair. Maria was a true beauty, she was one of those people who just never have any bad days. Anastasia was really charming and I don't get people who says she was plain, because IMO she was far from plain, she was beautiful and I think it would have been exciting to see the "grown-up" Anastasia.

I've always had a thing Michael Alexandrovich, Nicholas' brother, he was really good looking and so was Nicholas. And then I think Alexei would've turned into a real heart breaker (:

Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Maria Anecdotes
« on: October 19, 2011, 05:57:16 PM »
I had never heard that anecdote before, but oh my god, poor Maria and thank god nothing serious happened to her. I've been in a similar situation and I broke my arm.

Haha, I can imagine the disappointment! I feel sorry for those who has actually spent money on it.

Yeah, the story itself is really enchanting and you can understand why people love it so much, too bad it isn't the truth ):

I adore the soundtrack of this movie and the story is absolutely beautiful, when that's said I really think it's a ridicules movie. Just the other day I had my little sister coming up to me after watching it for the first time, telling how sad the story was but that she was happy that at least Anastasia survived the revolution. And that is not the first time I've had to explain that, sadly, it's a semi-fictional story. It's beautifully made though.

Oh my gosh, I cannot express how glad I am that I decided to look through this thread before ordering the book. I was really excited as I thought it was a biography (as in truth being told) and not fiction. I don't get the point of these kind of books to be honest.

The Windsors / Re: Zara & Peter Phillips
« on: October 18, 2011, 05:21:19 PM »
Peter Phillips and his wife, Autumn are expecting their 2nd child in March 2012.

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