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« Reply #450 on: December 06, 2007, 05:42:24 AM »
It's hard to think of a more moving situation for a marriage ceremony than that of Henry and Irene. And that of the dreadful anxieties for his wife and heir (and nation !) that Fritz feared would descend after his death, that this marriage gave him some peace and happiness - the story of his blessing to his son was very poignant. I think Irene's management of the more obstreperous and difficult Hohenzollern elements was both shrewd and compassionate (I mean - Charley, Dona as sisters-in-law - aaaagh) and I wonder if Wilhelm eventually became a little wary of his maybe-too-adept brother's diplomacies!
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« Reply #451 on: December 06, 2007, 09:56:50 PM »
True, but I am sure Irene got along well with the trio ( Margaret, Sophie and Victoria)... ;)

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« Reply #452 on: December 29, 2007, 11:30:08 AM »
The impression I got was that Vicky and Fritz's younger daughters were keen to leave the stifling and quarrelsome Prussian court behind, whereas Irene took it on as much as was needed within her role and marriage. With her awareness and involvement in the Russian secret family tragedies as well, not to mention her own burdens and grief, I think she took on as much as anyone could with family antics and issues and worries - if not more. It makes some of the contemporaneous constitutional spats look minor by stress-comparison!
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« Reply #453 on: January 07, 2008, 10:37:54 PM »
Yes...I do wonder if she got along with Charley the brat ?  ???

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« Reply #454 on: January 07, 2008, 11:34:28 PM »
Irene & Henry had a huge spat with Charlotte & Bernhard when they sided with Feo over some issue--choice of husband? (It was in Purple Secret) They even took Feo in when Charlottte threw her out and Henry wrote quite a scathing letter to her.
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« Reply #455 on: January 09, 2008, 11:23:47 PM »
I guess it was Charlotte who stirred the pot this time. However I did see photos taken around Irene's engagement (with Alicky & Henry) that indicated a better realtionship.  ???

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« Reply #456 on: April 27, 2008, 02:03:10 PM »
Empress Friedrich placing ' Die BrautKrone" on Irene's head, Charlottenburg
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« Reply #457 on: May 09, 2008, 08:59:20 PM »
Was this from the ILNS ?

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« Reply #458 on: May 10, 2008, 07:58:00 AM »
Do you mean the Illustrated London News?
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« Reply #459 on: May 10, 2008, 03:44:51 PM »
Was this from the ILNS ?

Yes, I believe it is from the Illustrated London News

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« Reply #460 on: July 23, 2008, 09:47:55 AM »
yeah. I heard irene and henry once two girls adopt of a man, who lost its wife and no more time for her had. and it was a very good friend of henry.

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« Reply #461 on: July 23, 2008, 09:50:18 AM »
What do you mean ? Is English your first or second language ?

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« Reply #462 on: July 23, 2008, 09:55:18 AM »
no  im from german, my english is not good sorry

i mean that irene and henry wanted once adopt tow girls from a friend, becase he hasnt mcuh time for the girls. (the mother of teh gitls was died) i has read that from womehere,

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« Reply #463 on: July 23, 2008, 10:01:06 AM »
No worries.

Didn't hear that story before...

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« Reply #464 on: July 23, 2008, 10:07:13 AM »
wel what ever, we coudl say that Irene and Henry was in love, has tow sons and was always "Lovly" or kindly