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Grand_Duke

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Royality as Inspiration
« on: April 07, 2005, 05:50:36 PM »


[size=18]In this thread we can put some examples of the many objects, names and daily expressions that were inspired by or related with some Royal Family or Royal Member.[/size]

Grand_Duke

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Re: Royality as Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2005, 05:53:23 PM »
[size=18]Battenberg Cake[/size]

Cake of small squares in pink & yellow & covered with marzipan.

It was 'invented' to celebrate the wedding of Victoria of Hesse to Louis Battenberg!



Sorry about the publicity. BLUETORIA, thank you.

Grand_Duke

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Re: Royality as Inspiration
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2005, 05:57:25 PM »
[size=18]"His is like Peter's"[/size]

Strangely enough, the legend has it that Emperor Peter the Great "manhood" was so long that he had to tuck it in his boot.
One can still hear people refer to this "fact" in today's Russia with regards to someone's unusually big penis.

Robert_Hall

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Re: Royality as Inspiration
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2005, 06:02:18 PM »
Can one now, indeed ? Just where might one hear this, may I ask ?

Grand_Duke

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Re: Royality as Inspiration
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2005, 06:02:54 PM »

[size=18]Strelitzia[/size]

Strelitzia is a South African genus of perennial plants.

It was named after the duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, birthplace of Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom.


Robert_Hall

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Re: Royality as Inspiration
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2005, 06:05:03 PM »
Blooming in my garden as we post. In America, the popular name is "Bird of Paradise". Mine are ages old.
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Grand_Duke

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Re: Royality as Inspiration
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2005, 06:10:05 PM »
[size=18]Louis[/size]

The Louis was a gold coin issued in France and named after the kings of France.


Obverse and reverse of 1786 Louis D'or (Golden Louis) of Louis XVI.


bluetoria

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Re: Royality as Inspiration
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2005, 06:10:21 PM »
Mon Dieu! Grand Duke...the things we learn from you!!

Grand_Duke

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Re: Royality as Inspiration
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2005, 06:16:07 PM »
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Mon Dieu! Grand Duke...the things we learn from you!!

Thank you. It is my pleasure!

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Can one now, indeed ? Just where might one hear this, may I ask ?

I read this at Wikipedia, that "reference" encyclopedia!  ;D


lostfan

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Re: Royality as Inspiration
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2005, 06:18:37 PM »
One of the Grand Dukes, although I'm not sure which, lent his name to a brand of either cigarettes or some alchohol. This was from Peter Kurth's book, Tsar.

BTW, those Battenburg cakes look tasty :)

Grand_Duke

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Re: Royality as Inspiration
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2005, 06:19:17 PM »

[size=18]Pizza Margherita[/size]

Pizza of tomato, olive oil, fresh basil leaves, grated parmesan cheese, and fior-di-latte (mozzarella made from cow's milk) or mozzarella di bufala.

Said to have been created by Raffaele Esposito in 1889, with the toppings in the colours of the tricolor flag of Italy, and named for the wife of King Umberto I of Italy, Queen Margherita of Savoy.





Robert_Hall

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Re: Royality as Inspiration
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2005, 06:26:27 PM »
Along the lines of the Louis is the Austrian Thaler. [my short-lived scanner prohibits me from posting a picture]

Grand_Duke

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Re: Royality as Inspiration
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2005, 06:52:54 PM »

[size=18]Lake Victoria[/size]

Lake Victoria is one of the Great Lakes of Africa and it is the source of the longest branch of the Nile River, the White Nile.

The lake was named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, by the British explorer John Hanning Speke  in 1858.

Lake Victoria, as seen from space.




Grand_Duke

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Re: Royality as Inspiration
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2005, 06:55:02 PM »

[size=18]Victoria Falls[/size]

Victoria Falls is one of the world's most spectacular waterfalls. The falls are situated on the Zambezi River, which at this point forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

David Livingstone, the Scottish explorer, visited the falls in 1855 and named them for Queen Victoria.




Jane

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Re: Royality as Inspiration
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2005, 07:02:41 PM »
Edward VII initiated the custom of leaving the bottom button of his evening waistcoat unbuttoned (due to too many quails stuffed in peasants stuffed in other game birsds, etc).  That is, I understand, the "correct" way a gentleman of taste and distinction wears it today?  ;)