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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2005, 09:44:28 AM »
She doesn't look very regal at all, and seems more like a tabloid story person. Her son, George, is not 'pudgy' anymore, he has grown up and looks more handsome. However, I do not accept their claim to the throne, and would not want to see any member of the Vladimirovichi rule Russia.

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2005, 07:46:02 AM »
I've seen a photo of her in a Hello!-style magazine which I have at home when she was very young (about 16) and was thin and incredibly beautiful to my judgement.. She wears a plae blue dress and wears one fo those odd tiara things we've seen the Grand Duchesses wearing with their formal dresses, and has band (presumably of the Order of St George, I don't know) coming down from her choulder. She wears very few jewels and believe me she looks quite your average royal princess¨! I agree she isn't as regal now, but I think it's because she's slightly chubby (I'm being kind, c'mon...) but when she goes to official ceremonies she always wears clothes inspired in her family's native Russia (i.e., very colourful with bright patterns.). I'll see if I can post a photo of her :)

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2005, 07:47:50 AM »


I hope it shows. It's Grand Duchess Maria with her distant relative the Duke of Braganza. If it doens't work, try this page:

http://www.casaaltaroyallodge.com/imagens/g2.jpg

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2005, 07:51:09 AM »

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2005, 07:53:59 AM »
What's GD Maria's relationship with her half-sister Elena Kirby like? What info can you offer about the Kirby's before Leonida's marriage to Vladimir?

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2005, 09:45:44 AM »
I could not open the wedding picture, and that is just what I have been looking for !
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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2005, 10:38:56 AM »
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http://www.fortunecity.com/skyscraper/inner/387/MariaR1976.jpg
On her wedding day with her now ex-husband.

http://www.casaaltaroyallodge.com/imagens/g1.jpg
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The first picture is of HIH Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna wearing the miniature of the Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Saint Michael of the Wing, next to HIH is Dr Carlos Evaristo, Dom Duarte's Vice Chancellor, and then on the right HRH Dom Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganca.

The second picture is of HIH Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna standing in front of the Chapel that adjoins Casa Alta, the former home of Catherine of Braganza, Queen of England, within the walls of Castelo da Ourem.

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2005, 06:00:58 PM »
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I could not open the wedding picture, and that is just what I have been looking for !


I think it doesn't allow for outside linking. Copy and paste the link, instead of clicking it,  and it should work. It did for me.

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna
« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2005, 05:14:41 PM »
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I think it doesn't allow for outside linking. Copy and paste the link, instead of clicking it,  and it should work. It did for me.

Nope that didn't work for me either.

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2005, 05:34:43 PM »
I still cannot open it- also.
As for  GD Maria's styles & Title- she has them by virtue of her father and grandfather being Head of the Imperial House, therefore inheritor. AFAIK, no other Romanov is entitled to these except her son, who also would be  HIH & GD. This is the legitimist view, those with particular emotional issues would tend to feel differently.
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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2005, 06:25:33 PM »
She is not elegant...Not elegant at all. This is "royal" for me. She must have been fat and royal, ugly and royal...But she looks rough and he wear awful clothes.

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna
« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2005, 06:34:13 PM »
That is rather superficial judgement. To be expected I suppose.
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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna
« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2005, 06:51:37 PM »
Here's a wedding photo. I don't know if it's the same one as above and it's the only one I was able to find.

How are two pictures able to exude elegance or the lack of? Not everyone is photogenic, though it's usually assumed that royalty always are. The second one, she's in her home so it's natural for her to dress comfortably as she wants. I guarantee people would say the same things about me if they saw what I wore at home.

Until I meet GD Maria Vladimorovna for myself, I will reserve my judgments and take those of who have also not met her with a grain of salt.

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna
« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2005, 06:54:01 PM »
Thank you for posting the photographs....I finally got the wedding one open.  She was very beautiful on that day but you could tell she would gain weight.  By the way her husband DOES look royal.  Does anyone know why they divorced?

I think that she looks very Russian, put a scarf on her head and she would look like an ordinary housewife.  I don't want to sound mean, because I do feel sorry for her, her great weight is very distracting and UNregal.

But I have to agree with Annie, I would never want her to come to power in Russia...even if this were possible, because of the Vladimir branch.  They are not fit to be the ruling faction because of the way Valdimir tryed to userp the throne and betrayed the Tsar in the last days.

Just my humble opinion.
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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2005, 07:22:47 PM »
Since when are royals supposed to be  such thin creatures ? The  [dead] QM was on the FAT side as well.  One of the most popular members of the British royal family was "FAT Mary Cambridge" mother of STOUT Queen Mary. Queen Victoria herself was a little porker. Not everyone waltzes off the airbrushed pages of MAJESTY wearing designer clothes just for those who would judge them on their looks.
It is interesting that this sort of subject is taboo on other threads, yet accepted here.
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