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« Reply #45 on: May 17, 2009, 04:40:41 AM »
I like it very much. I think the film had a wonderful cast and Meryl Streep was superb. I am not that big of a fan of filmed musicals but I really liked this one:)

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« Reply #47 on: May 17, 2009, 12:37:56 PM »
ABBA and their manager Stikkan ANdersson being present at Swedish royal ball


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« Reply #48 on: May 17, 2009, 01:47:54 PM »
Thank you for that photo Ally! I wonder where they are.. At the royal palace in Stockholm or at Drottningholm.

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« Reply #49 on: May 21, 2009, 05:43:00 AM »
Does anyone know did she ever wear a tiara?

Naslednik Norvezhskiy

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« Reply #50 on: November 28, 2009, 06:04:34 AM »
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So how did they address each other?  Perhaps thus 'Hello Heinrich I....Good day Heinrich XIV, how are you?'........Bonkers.....

That I do not know...but they could have had nicknames for each other, which is extremely frequent in royal circles.

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With all the private royal nicknames out there in the public domain, so strange that nobody seems to know the answer to this Reuß riddle!

But one thing that must be sure about the Reuß, in contrast to most other royal families where it is hotly debated, is that they are one of the few royals to have a surname, or? I mean, they are not Fürst/Prinz/Graf von Reuß, but Fürst/Prinz/Graf Reuß zu Schleiz/Greiz/Köstritz. Surely Reuß fits the definition of a surname, a nickname based on an ethnonym (Russian), just like the familiar Beyer, Franco, Scott, Böhme, Hess, Flemming, Niemiec, Norman and Dehn (= Dane).     

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« Reply #51 on: November 28, 2009, 02:04:23 PM »
I agree they have family names or nick names to seperate from other family members.

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« Reply #52 on: December 02, 2009, 03:00:31 PM »
Has someone a photo of Emma (1881–1961), daughter of Heinrich XXII. (Reuß-Greiz)??

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« Reply #53 on: December 02, 2009, 10:36:20 PM »
There is one in Marlene blog with her husband...I think I saw few more on artroots.com so try there...here is the one royal musings:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_h0lc1nIHfSk/SLl5VRaNkuI/AAAAAAAAAPI/pyq2eI1S5Ig/s1600/scan0010.jpg


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« Reply #55 on: December 03, 2009, 10:56:52 AM »
Thank you very much!!

I found in an auction many congratulations from the aristocracy (from Helene Thurn und Taxis, too.) to Heinrich XXII.  because of the birth of Emma. So I was curious who she was.

Naslednik Norvezhskiy

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« Reply #56 on: December 06, 2009, 08:41:13 PM »
I agree they have family names or nick names to seperate from other family members.
On  Henri van Oene's genealogy site about the descendants of Princess Sophia of the Netherlands, Grand Duchess of Saxe-Weimar, several Reuß princes are listed with their nicknames:
- Septimus (Heinrich VII Reuß zu Köstritz)
- Heino (Heinrich XXXII Reuß zu Köstritz)
- Henry (Heinrich XXXIII Reuß zu Köstritz)
- Enrico (Heinrich  XXXV Reuß zu Köstritz)
- Harry (Heinrich I Reuß zu Köstritz)

As you can see the names are different forms or derivations of Heinrich, and in one instance, but there are probably many of these, based on the numeral!

Alexander Sebastianovich

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« Reply #57 on: March 10, 2010, 05:20:48 AM »
The Reuß family had Erkenbert, Herr von Weida (about 1122) as their first ancestor ("Stammvater"). Heinrich VI., Empror of the Holy Roman Empire bestowed the family the Reichsvogteien Plauen (1569 to Kursachsen), Weida (1411 to Meißen) und Gera; he is reportedly the eponym of all Reuß´ Heinrichs.
Heinrich, Vogt of Plauen (died before 1296), married a russian princess - he was the first to bear the name of Reuß (meaning "Russian").

1564 the Reuß properties were divided by succession into the Ältere Linie (Untergreiz), Mittlere Linie (Obergreiz) und Jüngere Linie (Gera).
In 1616 the Mittlere Linie (Middle Line) died out, it´s property being transferred to both other Lines.  The Older Line was promoted Reichsfürst in 1778; the Younger Line in 1790.

Both lines became federal states of the Norddeutscher Bund (North German Confederation) in 1866 and federal states of the German Empire in 1871.

1902-1918 Heinrich XXIV. of Reuß ä.L. was unable to run the government due to an accident in his childhood; the Older Line had Fürst Heinrich XIV. jüngere Linie (1902-1908) and Heinrich XXVII. of Reuß j.L. (1908-1918) as regent.

Both lines existed as sovereign rulers until 1918, when they had to abdicate.

All male descendants of all Reuß lines were named Heinrich.
The older line counted to 100 in roman figures (C); the younger line began with "one" (I) at the beginning of each century.

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« Reply #58 on: March 10, 2010, 05:46:29 AM »
I have always been rather fascinated by the Reuss family! In particular I find the Elder line particularly interesting! It was so much smaller in terms of area than the younger line (Less than half the size in fact!!) which I find rather odd! In fact the Elder Principality based at Greiz in absolutely tiny when one compares to others. There must have been mediatized principalities that dwarfed Reuss zu Greiz!!!!

Does anyone know about relations between the two branches and what sort of courts the two had and the major contrasts! I mean before the megalomaniac Prince of the Younger line tried to steal away the inheritance of the Elder line! That story alone is truly extraordinary! I always assumed that the court at Gera must have rather different than that at Greiz due to a much larger treasury! I would love to know more about the economics of the two principalities when they were separate.

Does anyone know where one can find photographs of the families and what about jewels! Any Tiara-holics out there seen a Reuss diadem around?

I am really interested in hearing everything there is to know about these two!

Thanks!


 

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« Reply #59 on: March 10, 2010, 06:10:23 AM »
Again, I think Arturo is your best bet for this. He seems to be the only one who understands them!  Seems like it took me years just to figure out all those Heinriks !