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Re: The Battenbergs - discussion, pictures
« Reply #180 on: August 24, 2006, 08:47:41 PM »
I am 100% sure that the "fat girl with no neck" was NOT Beatrice.  >:(

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« Reply #181 on: August 25, 2006, 06:45:56 AM »
Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I believe that they are the same woman. If you believe that they are not that is ok. No need for drama.

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Re: The Battenbergs - discussion, pictures
« Reply #182 on: August 25, 2006, 10:34:47 AM »
That's true, no drama. I would say though that I'm absolutely sure it's not Beatrice either. The eyes and nose just aren't right. I've looked at the card and looked at it and I just don't think it's her. It just doesn't resemble her figure or features, in my non-dramatic opinion.  :)

I'm with you on the Marie Erbach one though.  :)
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« Reply #183 on: August 25, 2006, 11:57:23 PM »
Yes and the fat girl did look finny though... ;D

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« Reply #184 on: August 28, 2006, 11:38:53 AM »
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That women looks 100% nothing like Beatrice. I know of course none of this is that serious but come on...

 I dont want to get dramatic either but take it from ella and I (ans eric too  :))that is NOT Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore, daughter of QV. Nor is that her husband Henry. Henry never had a beard like that. Plus it just looks nothing like him. Also your identification of Louis Battenberg is incorrect. Louis never, even in old age got heavy like that. Also again, it looks nothing like him.

Their sister Marie is obviously the thin women, correctly identified by Boyar. That does look like it may be Franzjos as well, he looks similar in Beatrice and Henry's wedding pic. He may also be, as Ilana said, the seated man in the dark uniform.

I think the man seated in the white uniform and hat may be Sandro but im not sure.
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« Reply #185 on: August 28, 2006, 11:41:05 AM »
I apologize if someone had already suggested that that was Sandro. I am at my schools library between classes right now and in a bit of a hurry. I still dont have internet at my apartment.
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« Reply #186 on: August 28, 2006, 12:42:26 PM »
Yeah, no way that's Beatrice.

Question-was Ena close with her Battenberg cousins?  I've always liked this picture of her with Marie of Erbach-Schoenberg:



It's just so sweet and touching.

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« Reply #187 on: August 28, 2006, 08:59:30 PM »
Yes I think so...I saw on the Ena thread a photo of her with Princess Franz Josef of Batteberg (born Princess Anna of Montengero, one of the "black pearls"). Ena however lived more of her life in England (due to her mother's role and companion to her granny) than in Germany (although she holiday with her Battenberg cousins). Ena's closet friends are nrt cousins Marie Erbach, Baby Bee and Alice Athone.  ;)

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« Reply #188 on: August 29, 2006, 04:20:53 AM »
Yeah, no way that's Beatrice.

Question-was Ena close with her Battenberg cousins?  I've always liked this picture of her with Marie of Erbach-Schoenberg:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/Guinastasia/History/enanandmarieelisabethoferbachsch-1.jpg

It's just so sweet and touching.



This picture is Ena (left) with her cousin Edda (Elisabeth Donata) von Erbach-Schönberg (girl on the right ), the daughter of Marie von Erbach-Schönberg ! Marie was Ena's aunt.

Ena's father Heinrich (Liko) was Maries younger brother.

Both families where close, visiting eachother in England and Heiligenberg.    

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« Reply #189 on: August 29, 2006, 10:24:09 AM »
Indeed ! I wonder if they stayed in contact ?  ???

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« Reply #190 on: August 29, 2006, 11:23:00 AM »
D'oh!  Why did I say Marie when it was a Elizabeth!

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« Reply #191 on: August 29, 2006, 04:29:22 PM »
Indeed ! I wonder if they stayed in contact ?  ???

Her aunt Marie was at her wedding. I can't remember from her memoirs whether her daughter was or not.
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« Reply #192 on: August 29, 2006, 07:15:51 PM »
Indeed ! If they had stayed in contact and wrote letters. That could have been another source on Ena... ;)

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« Reply #193 on: March 25, 2007, 01:21:57 PM »
Hi there

Some years ago, I "stumbled" over the grave of Franz Josepf and Anna von Battenberg. Since that time I very much try to get some information about them. But looks like there is not so much avaible.
I have  digged in the subject quite well, so I know about there parents, there relatives and so on. But I can hardly get any information about their lives. Questions which are of interest to me are as follows:
Where have they been living, and why Franzjos died in Schaffhausen - a place which is - as much as I know - of no connection to their family and relatives at all.
How was the relation to their relatives, specially to the line von Battenberg?
Is there any record about their marriage? Why they never had any children?
Would be great to get some feedback!

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Re: The Battenbergs - discussion, pictures
« Reply #194 on: March 25, 2007, 01:59:20 PM »
There was a thread on Anna already so I have merged the 2. There was also some info scattered around various threads:

courtesy of speedycat, Anna and her niece Ena Battenberg:



Anna and Franzjos (as was his whole family) favorites of Queen Victoria and often visited Britain:

(Circa 1897--Victoria Eugenie 'Ena' Battenberg, Anna, the Duchess of York (later Queen Mary), Queen Victoria)
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