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« Reply #60 on: October 11, 2005, 05:10:06 AM »
Thanks Linnea - I was way out on the King of Siam! It looks like this wedding only had B-list royals present.

Update: I just checked and Prince Aage didn't marry a Marie of Sweden! He renounced to his rights to the Danish throne in 1914, to marry Mathilda Calvi di Bergolo. Could this be an engagement photo?

I've another theory now: Marie of Sweden is Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna, Wilhelm's wife and they are all attending George V's durbar in India?
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« Reply #61 on: October 11, 2005, 05:36:15 AM »
I've got it now - I knew there was a Siam connection!

Here's a quote from the Maria Pavlovna bio on the main site

"The birth of a son, in May 1909, failed to make bearable either the marriage or the goldfish bowl of the etiquette-driven Swedish court in which it existed; and in autumn 1911, the canny King Gustav suggested that his son and daughter-in-law take a cruise to Siam, to represent Sweden at the coronation of King Vajiravudh in Bangkok'something of what in modern parlance is called a second honeymoon, and eerily prescient of the similarly unsuccessful trip to the same part of the world undertaken by Prince Charles of Wales and his wife, Diana, some eighty years later.

Siam opened Marie's eyes in several ways. At the same time she was exposed to cultures and traditions, as splendid in their way as anything in Russia, she also discovered something less positive: that it was not possible that she and Vilhelm could go on living together. The intimacy she had hoped to experience with her husband during this change of scene proved a pipe dream; Vilhelm, Marie remembered in later years, seemed to take no impressions from their exotic surroundings, and was sunk in a depression the entire time'evidence that Marie was not doing all the suffering in the relationship."




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Re: The Vladimirovitchi - discussion and pictures Part 1
« Reply #62 on: October 11, 2005, 08:50:21 AM »
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back row l to r: Prince Axel of Denmark, Price Fushimi-no-Miya of Japan, Prince Aage of Denamrk and Prince Erik of Denmark
front row l to r: Prince Alexander of Teck, Grand Duke Boris Vladimirovich of Russia, Princess Marie of Sweden, Princess Alexander of Teck, Prince Valdemar of Denmark, Prince Vilhelm of Sweden


Thanks for that! I thought it could be Marie Pavlovna (since William was there) but something seemed slightly off. I also didn't go with my first instinct on Alice Athlone--same reason about husband being there.
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« Reply #63 on: October 11, 2005, 10:41:16 AM »
Oh, it is Maria Pavlovna! But as she was married to a Swedish prince at that time, I gave her the title of a Swedish Princess! Are there more pictures of Grand Duke Boris around, which havenĀ“t been posted yet?

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Re: The Vladimirovitchi - discussion and pictures Part 1
« Reply #64 on: October 16, 2005, 09:21:22 PM »






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Re: The Vladimirovitchi - discussion and pictures Part 1
« Reply #65 on: October 16, 2005, 09:22:14 PM »




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Re: The Vladimirovitchi - discussion and pictures Part 1
« Reply #66 on: October 16, 2005, 09:23:53 PM »
Boris with his wife Zinaida Rachevskya. They married in 1919.

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Re: The Vladimirovitchi - discussion and pictures Part 1
« Reply #67 on: October 17, 2005, 02:44:09 AM »
Thank you so much, grandduchessella! :-* :)

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« Reply #68 on: October 17, 2005, 09:18:40 AM »
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When was this one taken?

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« Reply #69 on: October 17, 2005, 10:57:09 AM »
Linnea, look up at the upper left hand corner of the picture of Boris, and I believe there is a date stating that it is : 12/3/30. Could that be the date ?

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« Reply #70 on: October 17, 2005, 02:11:22 PM »
Tania, do you mean the picture was taken in 1930? Boris would have been 60+ then! ;)

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Re: The Vladimirovitchi - discussion and pictures Part 1
« Reply #71 on: December 19, 2005, 03:42:25 AM »
BTW, I always wanted to find out pics from the fancy-dress ball of 1871 year in the Marble palace, Saint-Petersburg. And I 've seen by chance these 2 pictures.  :D

Grand Duke Vladimir - a brave musketeer



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Re: The Vladimirovitchi - discussion and pictures Part 1
« Reply #72 on: December 27, 2005, 05:43:11 PM »
Why was Max of Baden considered suitable for GDss Elena and not Nikolaus. Wouldn't the son of a king be a better mach?

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Re: The Vladimirovitchi - discussion and pictures Part 1
« Reply #73 on: December 27, 2005, 08:27:41 PM »
Max was in line to becoming a reigning Grand Duke (of Baden) and was very well-connected and well-off. Nicholas was the 3rd son of a fairly impoverished 'upstart' monarch--George I.
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« Reply #74 on: January 02, 2006, 07:35:30 AM »

To me Ellen is a misunderstood woman, since Alice of Battenberg can't understand, that Ellen was born "Imperial Grand Duchess' which is a very high rank. I very much like Ellen and her daughters and...I very much like George I and his family. :)

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