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Re: Prince Henry (Heinrich) of Prussia, his family and descendants
« Reply #570 on: September 30, 2008, 11:15:15 AM »
This particular seller sold about 10 over the course of a few auctions--and that was just of Irene. He had many other of QV's family, most of them signed. I was lucky enough to get 3 of Irene and some others. Of course, my hubby wasn't too happy.  :-X
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« Reply #571 on: September 30, 2008, 07:01:52 PM »

I think I remember that particular auction... there was even one of Alexandra Feodorovna but it was - strange enough - signed ALICE of Hesse. It was definitely her handwriting...

I bought two toddler photos of Princesses Ella and Irene as well as several signed postcards of Irene from him. A dummy to give away those treasures for such low prices...
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« Reply #572 on: September 30, 2008, 07:06:05 PM »
She was Princess Alice of Hesse named after her mother. She only became Alexandra after her marriage.

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« Reply #573 on: September 30, 2008, 10:07:59 PM »
She was Princess Alice of Hesse named after her mother. She only became Alexandra after her marriage.

True, her real name was Alice, but she was called "Alix" from an early age--her mother said they called her that because the Germans mispronounced "Alice."   I have seen photos of her signed "Alix" but one signed "Alice" must be quite rare.

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« Reply #574 on: October 01, 2008, 04:25:03 AM »

No comment for the Empress's name anymore. If there are really people who still think that her correct name was "Alice" I wonder: what the hell are you doing here? You should READ (!)
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Re: Prince Henry (Heinrich) of Prussia, his family and descendants
« Reply #575 on: October 01, 2008, 09:09:21 AM »
It was England that she was sometimes called Alice--the Court Circular and postcards often referred to her as such. Alice did intend for her to be named after herself, as indicated in her letters, but her name was Alix--the closest she could get based on the German pronunciation.
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« Reply #576 on: October 02, 2008, 10:25:14 AM »
Yes. Thanks. I think within her English cousins she think of herself as "Alice" and that is why she signed it as such. You are correct. Alix was named after Alice, who claimed the Germans murdered her name (found in her letters).

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« Reply #577 on: October 09, 2008, 02:04:00 PM »
Does anyone have photos of Prince Henry in childhood? I looked at this whole entire thread and I haven't come across one. I didn't post at the Having Fun section because a lot of posters doesn't go there. Thank you.

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« Reply #578 on: October 11, 2008, 12:20:54 AM »
Does anyone have photos of Prince Henry in childhood? I looked at this whole entire thread and I haven't come across one. I didn't post at the Having Fun section because a lot of posters doesn't go there. Thank you.

Have you seen Heinrich in the group photos with his parents and siblings?



With Wilhelm and Charlotte (Heinrich is the youngest one)



In 1865 with parents and siblings


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« Reply #579 on: October 11, 2008, 12:47:31 AM »
Svetabel thanks for the last pic of Vicky and Fritz with Charlotte Wilhelm and Heinrich..ive been trying to find a clear version of that picture everywhere!


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« Reply #580 on: October 11, 2008, 09:56:55 AM »
Thank you very much Svetabel!!!!! I appreciate it so much. On the first pic that you posted, how come the older boy (not sure if it's Wilhelm) is wearing a Russian outfit?

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« Reply #581 on: October 11, 2008, 11:21:52 AM »
On the first pic that you posted, how come the older boy (not sure if it's Wilhelm) is wearing a Russian outfit?

Fashion of the day!

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« Reply #582 on: October 11, 2008, 01:17:27 PM »
Yes. That was the fashion of the day for royal children.

I heard Irene wasn't too fussy about clothes like Ella and Alicky...

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« Reply #583 on: October 11, 2008, 02:06:56 PM »
although Irene has sometimes really beautifull dresses, before her and after her wedding.

Irene and VHM wasnt both not so fussy about closthes like Ella and Alix.

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« Reply #584 on: October 11, 2008, 02:21:50 PM »
Yes. Irene and VMH were more sensible in clothing. Although Alicky turned matronly as soon as the babies spoiled her figure.