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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece Part 1
« Reply #255 on: November 08, 2006, 01:10:49 PM »
Hmmm From which book, is this photo? I don't know about a book about the conoration.

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece Part 1
« Reply #256 on: November 08, 2006, 04:21:53 PM »
I don't know the name of the book--just that it was in Russian--and photos of all the official delegations (royal and diplomatic) were published online. I can't remember where.
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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece Part 1
« Reply #257 on: November 08, 2006, 10:21:47 PM »
I had saved the title in a word document--perhaps one of our Russian-speakers can help:

Koronats¯ionnyi sbornik : s soizvolen¯iia ego Imperatorskago Velichestva Gosudaria Imperatora / izdan Ministerstvom Imperatorskago Dvora ; sostavlen pod redakts¯iei V.S. Krivenko ; illiustrirovan N. Samokishem, E. Samokish-Sudkovskoi i S. Vasilkovskim ; s prilozhen¯iem vosproizveden¯ii s originalov: A. Benua ... [et al.] ; v sostavlen¯ii prinimali uchastie: N. Oprits ... [et al.]. 
Imprint S.-Peterburg : Ekspedits¯iia zagotovlen¯iia gos. bumag, 1899.

Add'l name Krivenko, V. S. (Vasil¯ii S.) 
 Samokish, Mykola, 1860-1944. 
 Benois, Alexandre, 1870-1960. 
 Oprits, N. 
 Samokysh-Sudkovskii, E. P. 
 Vasylkivskyi, Serhii Ivanovych, 1854-1917. 

2 v. : ill., plates, ports., plans, facsims. ; 46 cm

I think the 'additional names' are those of the artists/photographers. There's a copy of the book at the Stanford University Libraries.

A further description, in English, is:

"In all its many elements--down to the design of its menus and souvenirs--the coronation of Nicholas II reflected the height of the "style vieille Russie," evoking images of the antiquity of the Romanov dynasty. "

There are reprints available for almost $200/volume. The quality doesn't sound great though.  :P
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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece Part 1
« Reply #258 on: December 01, 2006, 03:55:52 PM »
One more of Queen Olga with her "favourite" glasses :)


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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece Part 1
« Reply #259 on: December 01, 2006, 08:16:34 PM »
I have one of her with longette too...BTW I got one of them myself. It is very stylish looking holding one even today.  ;D

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece Part 1
« Reply #260 on: December 01, 2006, 10:35:03 PM »
There are a number of them with her longette--I guess she wasn't very vain about showing that she had bad eyesight! I believe that Ella had one as well--there was one up for auction once that I believe was ID'd as having belonged to her--but I don't think I ever saw her in a photo with it.
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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece Part 1
« Reply #261 on: December 01, 2006, 11:10:18 PM »
Indeed ! I won't not be surpised if Queen Olga had more than one...Ella ? I don't know.  ???

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece Part 1
« Reply #262 on: December 02, 2006, 08:21:23 AM »
I see much of queen Olga in her son Prince Georg and also her granddaughter Eugenie, I see much for of Olga in her than of Marie Bonaparte. It´s strange. Also in profile. :P
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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece Part 1
« Reply #263 on: December 03, 2006, 09:52:44 AM »
There are a number of them with her longette--I guess she wasn't very vain about showing that she had bad eyesight! I believe that Ella had one as well--there was one up for auction once that I believe was ID'd as having belonged to her--but I don't think I ever saw her in a photo with it.

If Im right both Maud and Toria also had a longette, the are pictured with it at the jubilee of their brother in 1935.

Queen Maud at the balcony of Buckingham Palace watching the crowd in the jubilee year 1935. (picture from gdella)

And a bit unclear Princess Victoria (maybe some one has a better version?) with a longette next to Elizabeth Duchess of York and the Duke and Duchess of Kent in 1935.

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece Part 1
« Reply #264 on: December 03, 2006, 05:49:44 PM »
Hmmm...I think both Maud & Toria may have short-sightiness that comes with aging. I didn't see them with one as a young woman (like Greek Minny).  ???

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece Part 1
« Reply #265 on: December 05, 2006, 09:44:00 PM »
I was wondering, did King George I, when he was elected as king of the Hellenes, convert to Greek Orthodoxy, or did he remain a Lutheran? (I think he was raised a Lutheran in Denmark?)

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece Part 1
« Reply #266 on: December 05, 2006, 10:11:33 PM »
King George remained a lutheran.  The Constitution stated that his heir had to be raised an Orthodox Christian but HM the King remained a Lutheran

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece Part 1
« Reply #267 on: December 07, 2006, 09:33:39 AM »
I believe that's one of the reasons he sought out a Russian bride, for the Orthodox religion.

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece Part 1
« Reply #268 on: December 07, 2006, 10:18:53 AM »
As the previous posters already stated, King George remained a Lutheran, but paid respect to the Orthodox religion, such as kissing the icons and attending services.
He had a private lutheran chapel in the palace to which he attended his own services, and would discretely retreat to Corfu during the Orthodox Easter services so as not to visibly show that he was not a member of the Orthodox Church.

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece Part 1
« Reply #269 on: December 13, 2006, 01:49:07 AM »
Indeed ! He also have a dairy in his villa in Corfu. George I remained at heart a Dane, that is why he kept his bags packed expecting to go home one day.  ;)