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Offline MariaIIILuisa

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Re: The Battenbergs - discussion, pictures
« Reply #330 on: April 23, 2013, 04:54:43 AM »
2 pictures from the Bulgarian edition of Marie's memoirs. It's written that the source is The National Library.

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Re: The Battenbergs - discussion, pictures
« Reply #331 on: April 23, 2013, 05:44:26 PM »
In Bulgaria ?

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« Reply #332 on: April 24, 2013, 12:23:35 AM »

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« Reply #333 on: April 24, 2013, 11:01:39 AM »
I think the Battenbergs are a family of rebels. It all started with Grand Duchess's affair with her chamberlain that resulted in the birth of Prince Alexander of Hesse. He in turn fell for Grand Duchess Olga of Russia, but when rebuffed chose to marry a Polish Countess Julie Hauke instead of the more regal but less pretty Grand Duchess Catherine of Russia. Their son Louis fell for the beautiful Lillie Langtry (mistress of the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII)) before making a more respectable marriage with Victoria of Hesse. The fact that Alexander (Sandro) fell for a singer is not so surprising, but marrying her most certainly was. Even later generations have colorful love lives. Louis's daughter Louise fell deeply for a homosexuial man, before making a better marriage with the Crown Prince of Sweden. Louis's sons George & Louis (Dickie) were also interesting in their love life too...

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Re: The Battenbergs - discussion, pictures
« Reply #334 on: April 24, 2013, 11:25:32 AM »
The Battenberg house defiantly followed their hearts (love and lust) instead of their half-royal duties. If they lived in today's world, it would be modern and accepted instead of scandals and with them looked down at by other royal and imperial houses.

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« Reply #335 on: April 24, 2013, 11:54:50 AM »
Indeed. Although it could be their common blood that made them less tolerant of loveless & dynastic marriages. Also the fact that they are so attractive (mostly the men) made the temptation even more (even Queen Victoria was smitten with them).

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Re: The Battenbergs - discussion, pictures
« Reply #336 on: September 01, 2013, 05:58:44 AM »
Johanna Hartenau with Zwetana


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« Reply #337 on: September 02, 2013, 01:16:43 PM »
This is a fake...
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Re: The Battenbergs - discussion, pictures
« Reply #338 on: September 02, 2013, 01:43:10 PM »
This is a fake...

I second that. The woman doesn't look like an elegant Countess Hartenau, also the dress-style is from 1860s.

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« Reply #339 on: September 02, 2013, 02:03:29 PM »
I also agree. Doesn't look it...

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« Reply #340 on: September 03, 2013, 01:09:16 AM »
I also suspected that. Glad we could clear that. The handwriting though looks a lot like the one on the Wikipedia picture, I guess it was what misled me.

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Re: The Battenbergs - discussion, pictures
« Reply #341 on: September 05, 2013, 03:46:07 PM »
I think the little girl could be Zwetana, looks like her. The Lady is probably her Nanny. She is definitely not Johanna.



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Re: The Battenbergs - discussion, pictures
« Reply #342 on: December 13, 2013, 01:28:54 AM »
The Hartenau children


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« Reply #343 on: May 22, 2015, 04:25:17 PM »
i have a question.. somewhere i have read...that Louis Alexander of Battenberg (the husband from VHM) has a Tattoo...

in ethe book of Alice princess of Greece... is that true ??

here i have a link


http://www.amazon.ca/Alice-Princess-Andrew-Hugo-Vickers/dp/0312302398#reader_0312302398

ist on a page 8.  Chapter: Alice
« Last Edit: May 22, 2015, 04:29:37 PM by Russka Princess »

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Re: The Battenbergs - discussion, pictures
« Reply #344 on: September 18, 2015, 02:52:52 PM »
Hello,

New here....so I still have a lot to find out about how it all works...
I am very interested in The Battenberg family.
I visited Heiligenberg Castle in Jugenheim Germany last month, which was beautiful and really great to be there and see it.
Also the gravesite of Prince Alexander end Princess Julia, and the mausoleum.
Despite being all new here I would like to take this opportunity to ask for the following;
 
I am looking for photos of Princess Anna of Montenegro, wife of Prince Francis Joseph of Battenberg. There are very few photos of her on the internet. And the very few are in a really low resolution. Can anybody overhere help me with a good picture of Princess Anna in a high resolution? Also she lived to be one of the eldest Princesses I read somewhere. Can anybody tell me something about her later life? Or maybe there are photos of her in later life? Any help is appreciated! Thank you!

With best regards and greetings from The Netherlands,
Martijn