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« Reply #255 on: December 03, 2010, 12:54:19 PM »
Are there any photos of Asen and his wife Bertha ?

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« Reply #256 on: December 04, 2010, 07:50:32 AM »
It is Louis & Victoria WERE naturalised British subjects and not Germans by nationality anymore. To own land abroad is not something you want the British people to know about especially you were in public office. It was a serious conflict of interest.

They were still Germans by nationality because nationality is not determined by "passport",it is called citizenship of certain country...so,they were British subjects of German nationality(ethnic belonging)...

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« Reply #257 on: December 04, 2010, 10:13:08 AM »
I think that was the reason that Louis was forced to resign. Imagine the head of the state government of the United States have a house in Nazi Germany during WW II ?

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« Reply #258 on: December 04, 2010, 04:06:41 PM »
I think a read somewhere here that Pamela and Patricia have signed themselves somewhere in Germany as "Princesses von Battenberg" even if they stopped using those titles in Britain...

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« Reply #259 on: December 04, 2010, 04:17:35 PM »
That would be odd, as German titles no longer exist. They would have to them incorporated into their birth name. Actually, Battenberg itself as a title no longer exists.
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« Reply #260 on: December 04, 2010, 04:23:47 PM »
I think it was Mountbatten that signed "Prinz Von Battenberg" when he visited Hesse in his later years. I brought it out with Countess Mountbatten (Patricia) and she told me it was totally blown out of poportion by the press. He did it while he was on holiday...

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« Reply #261 on: December 04, 2010, 07:54:29 PM »
I am just interested,do they still have the right to sign themselves as Princes von Battenberg outside of Britain?Would that in some way be still formally correct or formally incorrect?Even though they use other titles...

Just want to know is their case similar to Lady Louise Wessex?She uses and is known by the title of Lady dropping the higher title,but formally she still has the right to be a Princess...

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« Reply #262 on: December 05, 2010, 04:23:05 AM »
I am just interested,do they still have the right to sign themselves as Princes von Battenberg outside of Britain?Would that in some way be still formally correct or formally incorrect?Even though they use other titles...

Just want to know is their case similar to Lady Louise Wessex?She uses and is known by the title of Lady dropping the higher title,but formally she still has the right to be a Princess...

Lord Mountbatten may have done it as a "tongue-in-cheek" whimsy. Since Germany is a republic, the old rules and restrictions have no legal standing. 
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« Reply #263 on: December 05, 2010, 07:31:33 AM »
I know that,but just if we imagine Germany is not a republic,would they have the right?That was the point of my question...

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« Reply #264 on: December 05, 2010, 12:59:03 PM »
Yes. He had the right...If he wanted to be German again. Most European Royal Families used their titles as their surname. Like Sophie Von Hannover (Princess Sophie of Greece and sister of Prince Philip). Mountbatten could use Louis Von Battenberg, which was their title and could be used as surname too, but not the Prinz though...

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« Reply #265 on: April 06, 2011, 06:08:16 AM »

I have found this clip featuring the London premiere of "My fair lady" with Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison.

The are saluting Lord Mountbatten and a Lady wearing a tiara (I do not recognize her - it is not Edwina nor one of his daughters).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BxxP05_Fzs&feature=related
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« Reply #266 on: April 06, 2011, 09:38:43 AM »
I think they signed themselves as such on the famous window at Wolfsgarten... not on any official document.



I am just interested,do they still have the right to sign themselves as Princes von Battenberg outside of Britain?Would that in some way be still formally correct or formally incorrect?Even though they use other titles...

Just want to know is their case similar to Lady Louise Wessex?She uses and is known by the title of Lady dropping the higher title,but formally she still has the right to be a Princess...

Lord Mountbatten may have done it as a "tongue-in-cheek" whimsy. Since Germany is a republic, the old rules and restrictions have no legal standing. 

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« Reply #267 on: April 06, 2011, 04:37:04 PM »
The are saluting Lord Mountbatten and a Lady wearing a tiara (I do not recognize her - it is not Edwina nor one of his daughters).

It's Princess Alexandra of Kent with Lord Mountbatten!

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« Reply #268 on: April 08, 2011, 04:30:51 AM »
You have to wonder, really, if they had the "right" since they gave up their titles in 1917.
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« Reply #269 on: April 08, 2011, 03:47:43 PM »
The lady wearing the tiara is Princess Alexandra of Kent.

Here's a picture of that eveing showing her with Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison: