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Re: Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig & Grand Duchess Victoria Melita
« Reply #270 on: June 09, 2011, 03:03:57 PM »
I had posted my picture of the large group shot of the wedding guests some years back. I don't know if it's still floating around or if it was lost in the changeover. If Beatrice was there, she should be in that photo.
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Re: Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig & Grand Duchess Victoria Melita
« Reply #271 on: June 14, 2011, 01:33:16 PM »
Love to see that photo. I think the three with mother at the carriage was the one that usually got published (got a copy myself from a friend). That could clear up the mystery.

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Re: Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig & Grand Duchess Victoria Melita
« Reply #272 on: June 24, 2011, 07:55:06 AM »
Group image

From left to right: Victoria of Milford Haven (not sure tho, it could be Gdss Elisaveta Fyodorovna, makes more sense.), Gd Serge Alexandrovich, Duchess Marie of Edinburgh,Ernt Ludwig of Hesse. ?? (It looks like Henry Battenberg), Victoria melita , ??, Pss Beatrice of Edinburgh, ??.

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Re: Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig & Grand Duchess Victoria Melita
« Reply #273 on: June 24, 2011, 09:42:12 AM »
Group image

From left to right: Victoria of Milford Haven (not sure tho, it could be Gdss Elisaveta Fyodorovna, makes more sense.), Gd Serge Alexandrovich, Duchess Marie of Edinburgh,Ernt Ludwig of Hesse. ?? (It looks like Henry Battenberg), Victoria melita , ??, Pss Beatrice of Edinburgh, ??.

In front, playing with a puppy, Pss Alexandra of Edinburgh


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The photo is more likely of August 1895 year when GD Sergei visited his sister Marie in Bozenon, GDss Elizaveta was in Franzensbad while he was with the sister and her family.
The man at very right is Sergei's ADC Konstantin Balyasniy.

The man near Ersnt Ludwig looks very much like Prince Max of Baden.

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Re: Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig & Grand Duchess Victoria Melita
« Reply #274 on: June 25, 2011, 10:52:41 AM »
I agree, that is Prince Max.
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Re: Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig & Grand Duchess Victoria Melita
« Reply #275 on: June 25, 2011, 12:01:54 PM »
I read Prince Max of Baden once propose to Alix of Hesse.

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Re: Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig & Grand Duchess Victoria Melita
« Reply #276 on: June 26, 2011, 01:02:35 PM »
I read Prince Max of Baden once propose to Alix of Hesse.
And Prince Ernst Günthers von Schleswig-Holstein proposed, or at least expressed an interest in Alix , in writing in 1888.
"The Correspondence of the Empress Alexandra of Russia with Ernst Ludwig and Eleonore, Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse. 1878-1916"  -  http://www.bod.de/index.php?id=296&objk_
"Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig and Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine in Italy - 1893"

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« Reply #277 on: June 26, 2011, 01:16:00 PM »
Yes. Although I thought Max of Baden was too hot a prince to be sent packing by Alix. Both Maud of Wales and Helen of Russia (she got as far as engagement)  had set their hearts on him...

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Re: Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig & Grand Duchess Victoria Melita
« Reply #278 on: June 28, 2011, 11:37:50 AM »
Not to mention that Margaret of Prussia was madly in love with him for several years. I had realized that Maud did as well--rather fickle between her affections for Frank Teck and flirtations with some Greek and Russian cousins. And Maud was mentioned as a wife for Ernie which led to Queen Victoria's worry about the closeness of the relationship since Maud herself was regarded as sickly--unlike Victoria Melita. Ironic that, given the health problems she did have, Maud outlived both Ernie and Victoria Melita.
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Re: Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig & Grand Duchess Victoria Melita
« Reply #279 on: June 28, 2011, 05:30:30 PM »
Indeed, that is the reason I found it so odd that he was sent to propose to Alix of Hesse who did not care a fig about him...Her cousins would kill to be in her shoes. Actually Ducky died of a broken heart, she began to "die by inches" after she knew about Kyrill's "indiscretion". Had it not happen, she could have lived longer.

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Re: Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig & Grand Duchess Victoria Melita
« Reply #280 on: July 26, 2011, 08:44:59 AM »


Picture taken during a visit in Romania...

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« Reply #281 on: July 26, 2011, 11:30:54 AM »
Lovely. Ducky had always been sensitive, artistic and passionate. The photo maybe taken by Missy ?  ;)

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Re: Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig & Grand Duchess Victoria Melita
« Reply #282 on: November 25, 2011, 01:01:58 AM »
today was there birthdays...only now I realize that they were born on the same day...well so HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
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Re: Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig & Grand Duchess Victoria Melita
« Reply #283 on: November 26, 2011, 01:35:14 AM »

The photo is more likely of August 1895 year when GD Sergei visited his sister Marie in Bozenon, GDss Elizaveta was in Franzensbad while he was with the sister and her family.
The man at very right is Sergei's ADC Konstantin Balyasniy.

The man near Ersnt Ludwig looks very much like Prince Max of Baden.

But Franzensbad was in 1896 as far as I know - and Grand Duchess Elisaweta is in this picture as is her lady in waiting Kitty Kozlianinova
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Re: Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig & Grand Duchess Victoria Melita
« Reply #284 on: November 26, 2011, 07:18:22 AM »

The photo is more likely of August 1895 year when GD Sergei visited his sister Marie in Bozenon, GDss Elizaveta was in Franzensbad while he was with the sister and her family.
The man at very right is Sergei's ADC Konstantin Balyasniy.

The man near Ersnt Ludwig looks very much like Prince Max of Baden.

But Franzensbad was in 1896 as far as I know - and Grand Duchess Elisaweta is in this picture as is her lady in waiting Kitty Kozlianinova

Franzensbad was also in 1895 - in August 21 GD Sergei left his wife in Franzensbad and visited alone his sister Maria in Bosenon till the end of August. In 1896 the Grand Ducal pair was in Franzensbad with Fafka Lobanova, not with Kitty.