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Re: Grand Duke Pavel Alexandrovitch,his 1st wife Alexandra & their family
« Reply #165 on: October 03, 2011, 06:20:08 PM »
Hi,

Somehow 1860 seems like yesterday and 1960 seems so long ago - go figure!!!

I guess that proves the old axiom that all time is just relative!!!!!

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Re: Grand Duke Pavel Alexandrovitch,his 1st wife Alexandra & their family
« Reply #166 on: November 28, 2011, 01:52:16 PM »
GDss Alexandra with her mother,Queen Olga


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« Reply #167 on: November 29, 2011, 11:03:31 AM »
GDss Alexandra with her mother,Queen Olga

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Rarefind/alixolg1a.jpg


That is a very beautiful mother & daughter image. The resemblance is striking. Both of them had very beautiful, tender eyes. It is what I like most about them. : )

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Re: Grand Duke Pavel Alexandrovitch,his 1st wife Alexandra & their family
« Reply #168 on: November 30, 2011, 05:28:52 AM »
GDss Alexandra with her mother,Queen Olga

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Rarefind/alixolg1a.jpg


That is a very beautiful mother & daughter image. The resemblance is striking. Both of them had very beautiful, tender eyes. It is what I like most about them. : )

Yes, both had tender eyes, though for me Queen Olga looked more not of this world.

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Re: Grand Duke Pavel Alexandrovitch,his 1st wife Alexandra & their family
« Reply #169 on: November 30, 2011, 09:06:38 AM »
We recently acquired a book from GD Alexandra Georgievna's personal library, with her cypher embossed in gold on the cover. A Greek religious tract, written in French.


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« Reply #170 on: November 30, 2011, 02:08:38 PM »
GDss Alexandra with her daughter Maria, and mother.


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« Reply #171 on: December 01, 2011, 08:35:45 AM »
Poor Maria - I really think she suffered most from Alexandra G.'s death. She needed a mother and Ella, as good a person as she was, just couldn't have that kind of relationship with her. She probably would have been better off with GD Paul and Princess Paley in France.
 

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« Reply #172 on: December 05, 2011, 02:01:49 PM »
A bit larger version of Alexandra G. with GDss Elizaveta Fedorovna


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« Reply #173 on: December 06, 2011, 07:15:32 AM »
Thanks - it's a great photo and such darling outfits!  :)

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Re: Grand Duke Pavel Alexandrovitch,his 1st wife Alexandra & their family
« Reply #174 on: January 03, 2012, 09:37:12 AM »

Alexandra was buried in the Fortress of S.Peter and S. Paul in St. Petersbug. In 1940, King George of Grece contracted the promess he had done to his grand mother  Queen Olga, and Alexandra was reburied in Greece, in Tatoi, as her mother wanted. Queen Olga didn´t want that her loved daughter stayed in Russia, the country where so many members of her family were assesinated.







Did her children GD Maria and GD Dmitri attend this ceremony in 1940 (or was it 1939?).

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Re: Grand Duke Pavel Alexandrovitch,his 1st wife Alexandra & their family
« Reply #175 on: January 03, 2012, 10:35:30 AM »


Did her children GD Maria and GD Dmitri attend this ceremony in 1940 (or was it 1939?).
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It's good that the reburial took place when it did because within a year (1941) both Greece and Russia would be at war and a transfer of a coffin would have been impossible for them to arrange.
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« Reply #176 on: January 17, 2012, 05:30:18 AM »
Alexandra in 1891.Peterhof.


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« Reply #177 on: January 17, 2012, 05:31:07 AM »
Newly-engaged couple Pavel and Alexandra with her mother.1888 year.


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« Reply #178 on: January 25, 2012, 09:31:55 AM »
I've been reading Alex Voklov's memoirs right here, at the Alexander Time Machine, and I came across a very interesting information, which I'd never heard before:

"In the autumn of that same year, 1894, Grand Duke Paul was to go to England, accompanied by Grand Duke Serge Alexandrovich. The reason for the voyage was the arranged marriage of Grand Duke Paul to one of the English Royal Princesses. (...) As I already said, the reason for the journey to England was the eventual marriage of Grand Duke Paul to one of the English princesses. However, that plan was never realized; the Grand Duke and the Princess, it was said, were not able to find "mutual affinity in their characters." We returned to Petersburg at the beginning of autumn.

Does anyone know who this Princess was?
Natalie Paley website:

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Re: Grand Duke Pavel Alexandrovitch,his 1st wife Alexandra & their family
« Reply #179 on: January 25, 2012, 09:47:00 AM »
Two possibilities in terms of age and unmarried state were Victoria of Wales (born 1868) and Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (born 1870) neither of whom ever married. Victoria's sister Maud may also have been a possibility, as she didn't marry until July 1896.

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