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« Reply #165 on: June 24, 2008, 05:03:56 PM »
Aw, that's cute that a boy wrote to her like that!  ;D I wonder if she ever got it...

Maybe she wasn't as interested in boys like Maria. Or mabye Maria's interest in boys annoyed her. You know, kind of like the "oh brother!" stuff tomboys usually do. XDD

I would think that she wouldn't have gotten it since they always searched the mail they wouldn't let something like that go through. But obviously it wasn't thrown away and someone had kept it since I got to see it.

You have to keep in mind her age and the circumstances. When she was the age where girls usually get interested in boys the circumstances weren't great for her to be flirting. Some people take the whole 'tomboy' title way too seriously. Maria wasn't incredibly boy crazed, she had a few crushes but she just liked to talk to them and learn about their wives and children. She was very interested in their stories. In Fate of the Romanovs, Yurovsky and others go on about how Anastasia was always with Maria and when Maria was 'flirting' Anastasia was right by her side doing the same.
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« Reply #166 on: June 24, 2008, 06:45:13 PM »
I've never heard that story about American young man and Anastasia. WoW!
As I said, she is the most famous Romanov member, isn't she?
I agree with Holly about Anastasia's point of view about love. Also, FadedDreams is correct about Maria.  ;) :)
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« Reply #167 on: January 03, 2009, 03:33:57 PM »
  Well a boy in America who has heard about and/or seen newspaper or magazine photos of a daughter of the Russian tsar and writes a letter proposing to her may hardly be considered a 'suitor'. But it is indeed a cute anecdote and one might wish that Anastasia saw it and was flattered by the interest shown, even from thousands of miles away.

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« Reply #168 on: January 09, 2009, 07:04:44 PM »
Really, haha. They always find them pretty.

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« Reply #169 on: January 13, 2009, 08:34:43 PM »
I don't think she would have had any suitors. After all, the age of 16 was when the Grand Duchesses' became "women", so that was probably the age they were allowed to marry at. (Correct me if I'm wrong) Anastasia's family fell out of power when she was 15 - not even 16. So she had no chance to even discuss the topic of marriage with her parents.

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« Reply #170 on: January 24, 2009, 01:40:31 PM »
I hate it why her beauty was not given emphasis by some princes who lived before! (but all princes at their time were older than her , maybe she would not like the idea of knowing one elder prince had wished her heart)
Alexandra was even so open to OTM's suitors. Poor Nastya, no suitor of her was allowed by Alix to visit her the time when they're still living.

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« Reply #171 on: January 24, 2009, 02:40:07 PM »
Poor Nastya, no suitor of her was allowed by Alix to visit her the time when they're still living.

I don't think Alexandra prevented any eligible suitors from approaching Anastasia. Rather, as Grand Duchess Jennifer pointed out, Anastasia was simply too young to seriously consider marriage while her family was still in power.
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« Reply #172 on: January 24, 2009, 03:14:43 PM »
I agree with you, Sarah.

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« Reply #173 on: January 29, 2009, 06:00:45 PM »
Did she even care much about boys when she was alive? i never heard about her having a crush.

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« Reply #174 on: January 29, 2009, 11:18:00 PM »
She just treat boys as friends. I've also never heard her saying about crushes.

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« Reply #175 on: January 30, 2009, 09:12:03 AM »
Did she even care much about boys when she was alive? i never heard about her having a crush.

I doubt she had much opportunity to be in contact with boys her own age (aside from family). Olga had crushes on older officers, and Maria had a favorite soldier (also older than she), but I've never read anything similar about Anastasia.
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« Reply #176 on: January 30, 2009, 12:41:14 PM »
I don't think she would have had any suitors. After all, the age of 16 was when the Grand Duchesses' became "women", so that was probably the age they were allowed to marry at. (Correct me if I'm wrong) Anastasia's family fell out of power when she was 15 - not even 16. So she had no chance to even discuss the topic of marriage with her parents.

Well, I don't think 16 was the age they were allowed to marry. Remember, Nicolas rebuffed a marriage proposal for Maria when she was 16, saying that she was just a schoolgirl. ;) About the suitors - well, even if Anastasia had crush, she couldn't have had a real suitor, since she died at the age of 17. She was just too young...

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« Reply #177 on: February 16, 2009, 05:53:05 AM »
Well, I don't think 16 was the age they were allowed to marry. Remember, Nicolas rebuffed a marriage proposal for Maria when she was 16, saying that she was just a schoolgirl. ;)

That´s right. I also tend to think Nicolas probably refused carol´s proposal because he may have felt it like a disgrace for Olga.

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« Reply #178 on: February 16, 2009, 11:58:16 AM »
Well, I don't think 16 was the age they were allowed to marry. Remember, Nicolas rebuffed a marriage proposal for Maria when she was 16, saying that she was just a schoolgirl. ;)

That´s right. I also tend to think Nicolas probably refused carol´s proposal because he may have felt it like a disgrace for Olga.

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« Reply #179 on: February 16, 2009, 02:38:43 PM »
Oh, I guess you didn't understand me. I meant that if it was necessary for them to marry, the youngest age would probably be 16.

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