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Re: Young Alix - Before her Marriage
« Reply #180 on: May 09, 2008, 01:42:37 AM »
Royalboy, If you want to know more about Alexandra and her friendship with Princess Marie Louise and Princess Helena ('Thora') , you may find "The Memoirs of Emily Loch, Discretion in Waiting - Tsarina Alexandra and the Christian Family"  by Judith Poore an interesting book. It has been published  by Librario; ISBN 1-904440-86-X.
"The Correspondence of the Empress Alexandra of Russia with Ernst Ludwig and Eleonore, Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse. 1878-1916"
"Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig and Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine in Italy - 1893"
"Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine - Gebhard Zernin's Festschrift"

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Re: Young Alix - Before her Marriage
« Reply #181 on: May 09, 2008, 04:52:35 PM »
Thanks Helen i will try and get that book.

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« Reply #182 on: June 28, 2008, 11:00:26 AM »
I have looked thru several of my books and searched the archives of posts here, could someone help w/ answer?
When as Empress, AF would sign her letters to Mrs. Mary Anne Orchard, her former governess, as " Your Old P.Q. # III " What does this mean?

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Re: Young Alix - Before her Marriage
« Reply #183 on: June 28, 2008, 11:32:48 AM »
Sophie Buxhoeveden explained this abbreviation on page 32 of her book "The Life and Tragedy of Alexandra Feodorovna ":  "Your Old Poppet Queen No. 3".
"The Correspondence of the Empress Alexandra of Russia with Ernst Ludwig and Eleonore, Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse. 1878-1916"
"Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig and Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine in Italy - 1893"
"Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine - Gebhard Zernin's Festschrift"

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Re: Young Alix - Before her Marriage
« Reply #184 on: June 28, 2008, 11:48:04 AM »
Helen, Thank-You ! You marvelous ! This has been bothering me for ages. How sweet and and endearing. Isn't "poppet" or "puppet" still used in Britain as an affectionate name for a child?

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Re: Young Alix - Before her Marriage
« Reply #185 on: July 02, 2008, 12:15:48 PM »
Sorry, I made an error with post. When reading Sophie Buhoeveden "The Life and Tragedy of Alexandra Feodorova" I see that letters signed by Alix P.Q. #III were written to Margaret Hardcastle Jackson (Madgie) and not to Mrs. Orchard(Orchie) Thanks, Helen for directing to correct info.

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Re: Young Alix - Before her Marriage
« Reply #186 on: July 29, 2008, 04:45:23 AM »
i wanted ask i someone know, when Alix has her real first kiss from Nicky , after the request of the engagement from Nicky ?  Or was it before  her engagement ??

Somewhere i has heard that she has become her kiss under a tree, and it has raining.

but I'm not sure if is true.
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Re: Young Alix - Before her Marriage
« Reply #187 on: August 05, 2008, 08:13:05 AM »
I want to say Hesse, but I have nothing to back it up.

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Re: Young Alix - Before her Marriage
« Reply #188 on: August 05, 2008, 08:18:19 AM »
romantic.  they was very happy =)

she was seventeen and he  was twenty-one. For her ist was her first love.

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Re: Young Alix - Before her Marriage
« Reply #189 on: August 05, 2008, 08:47:09 AM »
I think it happened while they were walking in garden, picking up flowers, in Hesse. I'm not 100% sure.
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« Reply #190 on: August 05, 2008, 10:37:29 AM »
i know, but its sound so lovly and so romantic.

well it was a match made in heaven between nicky and alix........

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Re: Young Alix - Before her Marriage
« Reply #191 on: August 05, 2008, 10:39:30 AM »
There's was a true love story if ever there was one. But so unlucky in every thing else that followed.

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Re: Young Alix - Before her Marriage
« Reply #192 on: October 02, 2008, 11:47:30 AM »
They also have a picture of her attending her first ball in the book "Nicholas and Alexandra" if anyone wants I can post the picture.
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Re: Young Alix - Before her Marriage
« Reply #193 on: October 07, 2008, 05:54:32 AM »

Actually the Empress was not the first one to scratch her name into the pane. This is a much older tradition in the Hessian Family and to be found in other residences as well - such as Kranichstein, Braunshardt , F├╝rstenlager and Romrod.

Even in the 18th century the Landgraves of Hesse Darmstadt and their relations used to write on the wooden panels near to the windows in the Grand Drawingroom at Wolfsgarten. The eldest inscription I saw dates back from 1772.

When Ludwig IV. decided to revive the "sleeping beauty" in 1881 he and his children began to scratch their names into the windows. One finds "Ludwig IV 1881" "Ella 1881" "Elisabeth PC" "Alix" "Ernst". The signatures include Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and their children, Adenauer, Britten, Mick Jagger, Menuhin etc

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Re: Young Alix - Before her Marriage
« Reply #194 on: October 07, 2008, 09:48:21 AM »
Even in the 18th century the Landgraves of Hesse Darmstadt and their relations used to write on the wooden panels near to the windows in the Grand Drawingroom at Wolfsgarten. The eldest inscription I saw dates back from 1772.
Did you get a tour of the Herrenbau? Wow, lucky you!
"The Correspondence of the Empress Alexandra of Russia with Ernst Ludwig and Eleonore, Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse. 1878-1916"
"Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig and Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine in Italy - 1893"
"Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine - Gebhard Zernin's Festschrift"