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Re: Grand Duke Kyrill, his wife Victoria Fedorovna and children, Part II
« Reply #345 on: November 14, 2012, 09:30:17 AM »
I was shocked when I saw them! There were some with her boys, her husband, her parents, individually. I'm glad I got them when I did because those exact images were resold just last week for about 4x as much. I think the original seller didn't understand the rarity of the images and the reseller did.
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Re: Grand Duke Kyrill, his wife Victoria Fedorovna and children, Part II
« Reply #346 on: November 25, 2012, 01:03:02 PM »
Kyrill might be a closeted gay in all probability based upon his lack of a mistress before he married Ducky.

Kirill wrote in his memoir that he partook of everything the nightlife of Nagasaki had to offer - and he city was notorious as a haunt for western sailors, with all that implies! If he was preoccupied with his cousin Ducky from the age of about 19, it's perfectly possible that he didn't have a long-term mistress as such - but this doesn't mean he had no casual sexual encounters with women, or even a number of less serious girlfriends whose names have been lost.   
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Re: Grand Duke Kyrill, his wife Victoria Fedorovna and children, Part II
« Reply #347 on: November 25, 2012, 09:51:56 PM »
Well...Japanese Samurai has very gay undertones and one or more of the Shoguns were gay...Having said that there is nothing to say that he wasn't interested in females. Although Kyrill did not have any serious girl friends for him to remember. If we put it in the timeline with Eddy & Georgie Wales, they were at sea too and they did shared a mistress. It is the absences of even such stories that make people think. This coupled with the kind of "cold fish" impression he gave others in start contrast to either Boris or Andrei make this a possibility. And this is a good chance that he could be closeted gay or bisexual. Either however would have broken Ducky's heart.

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Re: Grand Duke Kyrill, his wife Victoria Fedorovna and children, Part II
« Reply #348 on: December 15, 2012, 07:38:06 AM »
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Re: Grand Duke Kyrill, his wife Victoria Fedorovna and children, Part II
« Reply #349 on: December 15, 2012, 11:13:29 AM »
Marie did not look very pretty but appeared glamorous here. I think she resembled her grandmother Miechen a lot in her looks.

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Re: Grand Duke Kyrill, his wife Victoria Fedorovna and children, Part II
« Reply #350 on: January 15, 2013, 06:50:36 AM »


 Ducky probable at Balcic

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Re: Grand Duke Kyrill, his wife Victoria Fedorovna and children, Part II
« Reply #351 on: January 15, 2013, 07:14:56 AM »

 Ducky at Cotroceni


  Ducky, Kirill, Kira, Vladimir

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Re: Grand Duke Kyrill, his wife Victoria Fedorovna and children, Part II
« Reply #352 on: January 15, 2013, 07:16:20 AM »
Ducky as Joan of Darc, cca 1880

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Re: Grand Duke Kyrill, his wife Victoria Fedorovna and children, Part II
« Reply #353 on: January 15, 2013, 07:17:09 AM »
The photo you posted earlier is taken Balcic, it is several photos of Marie and her sister Victoria Melita taken at that day.


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Re: Grand Duke Kyrill, his wife Victoria Fedorovna and children, Part II
« Reply #354 on: January 15, 2013, 10:21:33 AM »
I think it was Ducky's time of depression that Missy took her away for rest and talk.

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Re: Grand Duke Kyrill, his wife Victoria Fedorovna and children, Part II
« Reply #355 on: January 16, 2013, 07:21:42 AM »
Kiryll and Xenia


Kira and Sibylla of Saxa Coburg

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Re: Grand Duke Kyrill, his wife Victoria Fedorovna and children, Part II
« Reply #356 on: January 16, 2013, 08:54:22 AM »



  
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Re: Grand Duke Kyrill, his wife Victoria Fedorovna and children, Part II
« Reply #357 on: January 16, 2013, 06:59:45 PM »
Not too many pictures of Ducky as Grand Duchess of Russia. Apart from giving parties I wonder how she fill her days ?

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Re: Grand Duke Kyrill, his wife Victoria Fedorovna and children, Part II
« Reply #358 on: January 22, 2013, 11:46:50 PM »
Please post here the photos of Victoria Melita of the period when she was a Grand Duchess of Russia. The images of her as GDss of Hesse or a Princess of Great Britain (childhood) should be at the proper threads in the Hesse and Windsor subforums.

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Re: Grand Duke Kyrill, his wife Victoria Fedorovna and children, Part II
« Reply #359 on: January 23, 2013, 09:38:40 AM »
I wonder if Ducky's letters to her children curvive since they were not quoted or used in her biographies.