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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #105 on: January 12, 2010, 02:28:37 PM »
Viktoria Luise ridding horse :



She was, like many princesses of the time, an accomplished horsewoman.
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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #106 on: January 13, 2010, 12:38:46 PM »
Many royal ladies were good amazons, I think that was one of the favorite sports of the royalty

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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #107 on: January 15, 2010, 01:29:13 PM »
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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #108 on: January 15, 2010, 04:59:03 PM »
Many royal ladies were good amazons, I think that was one of the favorite sports of the royalty

And a very acceptable one for female royalties. One of the few I've never seen on horseback is Queen Mary. Victoria Louise's mother Dona was apparently a very good horsewoman and she, and previously Vicky, reviewed 'their' troops on horseback in official reviews in front of the Kaiser.
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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #109 on: January 16, 2010, 03:00:31 AM »
Many royal ladies were good amazons, I think that was one of the favorite sports of the royalty

Victoria Louise's mother Dona was apparently a very good horsewoman

I believe I read somewhere that Augusta Viktoria looked very funny on horseback becouse of her stoutness. Funny in comparison with other women, of course.

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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #110 on: January 16, 2010, 04:07:06 AM »
Stout or not, Augusta Victoria was a pretty active rider - she once broke a leg jumping.

Apart from Queen Mary, the only other non-rider I know of was the Empress Alexandra. She disliked riding intensely and only got on a horse when she had to. I have a picture of her on horseback  in the unform of her uhlan regiment and she looks quite spectacularly miserable.

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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #111 on: January 16, 2010, 03:28:40 PM »
Stout or not, Augusta Victoria was a pretty active rider - she once broke a leg jumping.

Apart from Queen Mary, the only other non-rider I know of was the Empress Alexandra. She disliked riding intensely and only got on a horse when she had to. I have a picture of her on horseback  in the unform of her uhlan regiment and she looks quite spectacularly miserable.

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Early on, at least, she looked rather sharp in her white uniform. VL followed in her grandmother Vicky's footstaps with the Death Head Hussars, I believe. I think the photo of Vicky during her review shows the same uniform that VL would be wearing during her own reviews.

Yes, AF did look rather uncomfortable on horseback. I don't know her feelings about it though. I never read anything of QM being on horse nor seen any photos. The British royal family didn't seem to review the troops in the same fashion as some of the other royal families--at least the women. Princess Mary was a huge horsewoman as were her female relatives on her paternal side. I don't know whether QM just had an anathema towards it, a bad experience ala Princess Diana or why she seemed to avoid horseback.
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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #112 on: January 17, 2010, 01:09:01 PM »
The majority of the royal ladies looked very well on horseback, the majority of them were perfect
amazons and looked well with their ridding habits
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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #113 on: January 19, 2010, 03:29:32 PM »

Apart from Queen Mary, the only other non-rider I know of was the Empress Alexandra. She disliked riding intensely and only got on a horse when she had to.

Where did you read this?
As far as I know, it isn't true. Alexandra returned to riding so "soon" (six months) after the birth of her first child that it gave Ella a "turn" lest she upset her insides, and later she would mourn that she was prevented from riding by her doctors but "envy that joy" when her children went out. According to both Buxhoeveden and OLga SA., her particular fondness was driving four-in-hand (like her great nephew used to...)
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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #114 on: January 20, 2010, 03:32:36 AM »
I am trying to remember where I read that Alexandra hated riding, but I do have that photograph (which I shall post when I work out how to).

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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #115 on: January 20, 2010, 01:54:20 PM »
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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #116 on: January 20, 2010, 02:12:48 PM »
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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #117 on: January 21, 2010, 11:43:48 AM »
It's so beautiful Katenka!!! I like her hairdo!!

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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #118 on: January 21, 2010, 02:57:34 PM »
 

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'It's so beautiful Katenka!!! I like her hairdo!!'

Victoria Louise's hair is all right, but I want to take a pair of shears to Joachim!

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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #119 on: January 21, 2010, 03:26:53 PM »
Poor victorian boys and their bananan curls!! xDD

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