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Re: The Battenbergs - discussion, pictures
« Reply #225 on: March 15, 2010, 04:27:52 PM »
I am curious as to where Elena, Zorka, Stane and Militza lived in St Petersburg

While they were Princesses of Montenegro in Russia they had their own apartments in Smolny Instiute?They were also under special protection of the Russian Emperor...after that when they married they lived in Znamenka and Pavlovsk...don't know about the residence in particular of Duke Georg von Leuchtenberg...

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Re: The Battenbergs - discussion, pictures
« Reply #226 on: March 16, 2010, 03:21:42 PM »
Bless you both Thomas and Marc!

I had a little rootle and am also a little unsure about George Leuchtenberg's residence in St Petersburg! The Mariinsky was sold in 1884 and several links suggest that the family moved to a palace or palaces on the English Quay!

They did have the impossibly charming palace of Sergeevka near Peterhof which along with Ropsha is one of my favourites! I believe George inherited Sergeevka in 1891 when his brother died.


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Re: The Battenbergs - discussion, pictures
« Reply #227 on: April 09, 2010, 08:07:52 AM »

September 1897

Queen Victoria with Mary Duchess of York and Princesses Anna and Ena of Battenberg

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Re: The Battenbergs - discussion, pictures
« Reply #228 on: April 09, 2010, 10:46:47 AM »
A great photo. I  wonder what QV think of Princess Anna ?

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Re: The Battenbergs - discussion, pictures
« Reply #229 on: April 12, 2010, 09:24:11 AM »
From what little that's been published of Anna in QV's letters, etc...she liked her very much--as she did the entire Battenberg family. I think this was in 1897?
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Re: The Battenbergs - discussion, pictures
« Reply #230 on: April 12, 2010, 12:16:10 PM »
Thanks ! It is interesting since Anna was only married into the Battenberg family. Don't know if QV knew the rest of the Montenegran Royal Family (Anastasia, Elena...etc).

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Re: The Battenbergs - discussion, pictures
« Reply #231 on: September 04, 2010, 04:06:21 PM »
To all the German members of the forum, and of course everyone who lives in the vicinity of Jugenheim/Darmstadt:


Id like to inform you that there will be an Exhibition on Alexander von Battenberg at Schloss Heiligenberg on the 18. & 19. September 2010. For more information you can click on the following link:


http://www.honorarkonsul-bulgarien-hessen.de/


The Verkehrs,-und Verschönerungsverein Jugenheim will be the host. The main exhibition, which will be given to us from the Bulgarian Embassy is about Sandros years in Bulgaria. We, the VVJ will add material which emphasises on Sandros life before and after Bulgaria.
There will also be a little cultural program and a buffet.



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Re: The Battenbergs - discussion, pictures
« Reply #232 on: September 06, 2010, 06:28:20 AM »
How interesting. I wish I could visit. VN, do you have the floorplans of Schloss Jugenheim or do you know of a book with pictures or watercolours  of the interiors?

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Re: The Battenbergs - discussion, pictures
« Reply #233 on: September 06, 2010, 03:37:17 PM »
There are 2 pictures of the interiors and one drawing of the court yard of Schloss Heiligenberg around 1840 before renovated, drawn by Alexander von Hessen. I guess also a few other maps of the grounds of Heiligenberg. If you need more info then pm me. But be patient with me :-).

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Re: The Battenbergs - discussion, pictures
« Reply #234 on: September 15, 2010, 05:53:57 AM »
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Countess Hartenau, morganatic spouse of Prince Alexander Battenberg and her daughter Zwetana


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Re: The Battenbergs - discussion, pictures
« Reply #235 on: September 15, 2010, 09:18:01 AM »
That was not his daughter right ?

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« Reply #236 on: September 15, 2010, 09:23:51 AM »
Its his daughter. She looks a lot like her father



 

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« Reply #237 on: September 15, 2010, 09:30:05 AM »
Thanks ! Did she marry and had children ?

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Re: The Battenbergs - discussion, pictures
« Reply #238 on: September 15, 2010, 11:37:32 AM »
Getting back to Anna of Montenegro for a second, she was well-liked by the entire family.  She was a favorite Aunt of VMH's children.  It's a pity they didn't have a family.

Eric, I'm not sure, but I believe Zwetlana did indeed marry, but know nothing about it...
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Re: The Battenbergs - discussion, pictures
« Reply #239 on: September 15, 2010, 01:05:22 PM »
No problem. I guess VMH did not kept in contact with her niece.