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Re: Victoria Eugenia of Battenberg, Queen of Spain
« Reply #195 on: December 11, 2011, 08:50:13 AM »
its a cheesy and tasteless novel which the writter says it has lots of reality. Urgh

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Re: Victoria Eugenia of Battenberg, Queen of Spain
« Reply #196 on: December 11, 2011, 02:13:39 PM »
Wonder where he/she got the facts ? Well...If you are writing a novel you can do pretty much you want. Look at "The Tudors" ! They omitted Margaret Tudor and have the king's sister (meant to be Mary Tudor) marry the King of Portugal ? Seriously ?

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« Reply #197 on: December 12, 2011, 01:41:22 AM »
Wonder where he/she got the facts ? Well...If you are writing a novel you can do pretty much you want. Look at "The Tudors" ! They omitted Margaret Tudor and have the king's sister (meant to be Mary Tudor) marry the King of Portugal ? Seriously ?
Its to be wondered where a lot of "so called" or "self styled" historians get their facts...

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Re: Victoria Eugenia of Battenberg, Queen of Spain
« Reply #198 on: December 12, 2011, 05:52:11 AM »
Indeed. I am glad that Erica Carolly decided to do historical fiction instead of non fiction. Her book on Empress Alexandra of Russia was painful to read...

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Re: Victoria Eugenia of Battenberg, Queen of Spain
« Reply #199 on: December 12, 2011, 06:34:45 PM »
"Ena, the novel". Dreadful book with some good images.

Eddie, yup, you re right ;-). Those were the first pictures of Ena as Queen of Spain

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Princess Beatrice and Ena upon Beatrice's arrival in Spain in April 1908.

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Re: Victoria Eugenia of Battenberg, Queen of Spain
« Reply #200 on: August 22, 2012, 12:52:39 PM »
I think Theo Aronson described her best as her main beauty lies in her blond hair and "peaches & cream" natural coloring. Her later good taste in clothes also helped her popularity. However she was not tall and had a short neck and legs and her laugh resembled "something from the stables".

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Re: Victoria Eugenia of Battenberg, Queen of Spain
« Reply #201 on: August 23, 2012, 08:40:15 AM »
Some otherwise perfectly pleasant people have the most annoying laughs. Maybe she did.

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Re: Victoria Eugenia of Battenberg, Queen of Spain
« Reply #202 on: August 23, 2012, 09:13:41 AM »
Yes. I think that was the reason that she usually looking dignified in public and at most smiles serenely. Only within her intimate circle did she relaxed.

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Re: Victoria Eugenia of Battenberg, Queen of Spain
« Reply #203 on: August 23, 2012, 08:36:23 PM »
That, and...she was the Queen...she wasn't going to act anything *but* dignified. Of course she was criticised for it, with people calling her "cold".

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Re: Victoria Eugenia of Battenberg, Queen of Spain
« Reply #204 on: October 24, 2012, 07:23:36 PM »
Ena with her brothers in 1896



with her mother and brothes 1899


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Re: Victoria Eugenia of Battenberg, Queen of Spain
« Reply #205 on: December 30, 2012, 01:21:54 AM »
When did Ena and Alfonso separate?

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Re: Victoria Eugenia of Battenberg, Queen of Spain
« Reply #206 on: December 30, 2012, 10:35:55 AM »
When did Ena and Alfonso separate?

Almost immediately following their exile, in 1931, although they had been estranged for some time before that.

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Re: Victoria Eugenia of Battenberg, Queen of Spain
« Reply #207 on: December 30, 2012, 05:03:30 PM »
Yes. But they never divorce...unlike royals today.

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Re: Victoria Eugenia of Battenberg, Queen of Spain
« Reply #208 on: December 30, 2012, 05:20:46 PM »
Did they meet again after they split up ?

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Re: Victoria Eugenia of Battenberg, Queen of Spain
« Reply #209 on: December 30, 2012, 10:04:24 PM »
Did they meet again after they split up ?

Yes, they met a number of times after their exile and separation.
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