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Emperor Napoleon III and his family
« on: August 11, 2005, 01:45:38 AM »
Well, they WERE French royals, weren't they??

Peoples, I would like to know more about Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie.Please, if anyone has any info on them, please post. You're VERY lucky I'm in a nice mood today---the third Ashes test is coming up tonight and I expect Australia to win and win sensationally.

Emperor Napoleon, Empress Eugenie and their son:



Empress Eugenie,born Eugenie de Montijo, Countess of Teba:




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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2005, 05:47:31 AM »
Eugenie was a Spanish countess by birth. Though a Catholic, she was on great terms with QV and her family and was Ena's godmother, I beleive. She lived from 1826 to 1920.

Napoleon and Eugenie's son, Eugene Napoleon, styled Prince Imperial, was born in 1856. At one time, he was suggested as a husband for Princess Beatrice, QV's youngest daughter. Instead, he never married and died on the Zulu campaign in Africa in 1879.

Hope this helps, Amelie . . .
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2005, 01:44:45 PM »
Eugenia de Montijo is a conflicting person for me, I cannot make my mind about her, though she does inspire pity having lost he adoptive country, her son... did her son speak Spanish as well as French? Her goddaughter was named Victoria Eugenia Julia Eva Ena (the Eugenia being in Eugenia de Montijo's honour of course). Is there a photo of her and Queen Victoria together?

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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2005, 04:36:52 PM »
Too bad they only had the one son....She seems to have been a devoted mother.

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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2005, 05:20:38 PM »
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Eugenie was a Spanish countess by birth. Though a Catholic, she was on great terms with QV and her family and was Ena's godmother, I beleive. She lived from 1826 to 1920.

Napoleon and Eugenie's son, Eugene Napoleon, styled Prince Imperial, was born in 1856. At one time, he was suggested as a husband for Princess Beatrice, QV's youngest daughter. Instead, he never married and died on the Zulu campaign in Africa in 1879.

Hope this helps, Amelie . . .


Thankyou, it does. :)

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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2005, 05:36:52 PM »
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Thankyou, it does. :)


No prob. Vicky and Bertie accompanied their parents on a visit  to the Parisian court in 1855. Both children loved the Emperor and Empress - Bertie even said 'I wish I was your son!' When Eugenie gently chided him, saying, 'Your parents would miss you,' Bertie replied 'No they wouldn't. I have lots of brothers and sisters!' Even QV was charmed by Napoleon III . . . quite an achievment for him.
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Re: Emperor Napoleon III and his family
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2005, 01:43:00 AM »
I've had the impression Napoléon III was quite an odious person, a megalomaniac along the lines of Wilhelm II of Germany... Thanks for the info L

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Re: Emperor Napoleon III and his family
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2005, 01:48:04 AM »
His death mask


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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2005, 01:48:46 AM »
(sorry it's so big) I hate it when that happens  >:(

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Re: Emperor Napoleon III and his family
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2005, 01:59:11 AM »
Eugenia's final resting place


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« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2005, 02:19:25 AM »
Eugénie de Montijo's real name was María Eugenia Ignacia Agustina Palafox de Guzmán Portocarrero y Kirkpatrick de Closbourn y Grevigné. She was born in Granada, Spain, in 1826, the second and last daughter of Cipriano Palafox de Guzmán Portocarrero, 18th Count of Montijo, 18th Count of Teba, 13th Marquis of la Algaba, 13th Duke of Peñaranda; and his wife, María Manuela Kirkpatrick de Closbourn y Grevigné, of Scottish, Spanish and French ancestry. Her elder sister, María Francisca, was born in 1825, and died in 1860 having married Jaime Luis Fitzjames, 15th Duke of Alba. While Maria Francisca's marriage produced three healthy children, Eugenia's only produced one son. She married Napoléon III in 1853 at Notre Dame, Paris; he was profoundly in love with this charming Spanish noble fresh out of her natal Spain. However, many people in France, including the Imperial Family, oposed the match, which helped to spread malicious rumours throughout Europe. However, Queen Victoria paid no attention to this evil gossip, and remained a devoyed friend for the rest of her life. Even during her marriage, Eugénie was accused of being a foreigner, a malicious conspiring force at court... Upon her only son's death in 1879, she told the British Queen "Il était toute ma vie". She is widely accused of being responsible for the fall of the monarchy in France as well as Napoleon III's meddling in Mexcican politics, which developed in Maximilian I's execution at Querétaro in 1867. Even after her husband's death in 1873 her behaviour was superb,a nd she dedicated her days to educating their son, who six years later died tragically in South Africa fighting the Zulus. There was no space at Camdem Place, Chislehurst, to burry her son and husband, so she moved their remains to Hampshire, not too far away from Windsor. Always a feminist, she was an ardent supporter of the suffragettes.
In 1920 she moved to Madrid, to the house of her nephew the Duke of Alba, in his Palace of Liria. On July 10th she fell ill, and gently died the following day in her native Spain. Her corpse was prepared in Spain and sent to England, where she was buried, at Farnborough, by her family, to what she sued to call (in English) "My English Home". The Queen had come home.


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« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2005, 06:53:34 AM »
Portrait of Emperor Napoleon III