Author Topic: Prince Friedrich Wilhelm (Frittie) and Princess Marie (May) of Hesse-Darmstadt  (Read 189724 times)

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Eric_Lowe

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I understand. But Little May looked pissed rather than sad (like Alix or Ella). She had a hard expression in many photos...

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I agree with Ally, she was probably just sick of being still.  I remember myself in photos when I was small, I always looked annoyed, but it was because I didn't like sitting for photographs, and hated smiling, so I didn't.  I sympathize with May.
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Eric_Lowe

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Yes. Although you see Alix at that period was more relaxed with the camera than May. If you read Queen Victoria's letters, she was quite enthusiastic about Alix's looks (as a baby) and not too much on May. Had she lived, she would be living under her sister's shadow. 

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Had she lived, she would be living under her sister's shadow. 

Pure speculation. You never know how all that could have been. I think there is enough discussion "what if...if May had lived", there is nothing to say more. You can speculate endlessly - it's an inane talk which gives nothing new or interesting to the topic.

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'I think there is enough discussion "what if...if May had lived", there is nothing to say more.'

I agree. There really is very little that can be said about someone who died at the age of four.

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That is just speculation. But the fun of history is that there are so many "what ifs"...I think judging from the photos. Mine is quite an intelligent guess. Never saw a photo of May smiling. Whereas Alix was truly "sunny" in some pictures.

GrandDuchessAndrea

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On Olga's birthday I forgot that it is also the anniversary of little Princess May's death on November 16th. So short a life that brought so much joy to her family. Rest in Peace!

Eric_Lowe

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Indeed. I read that Alicky missed May the most, since they were the closest in age.