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Eric_Lowe

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #450 on: March 04, 2010, 09:16:06 AM »
I think it would be helpful for Margot not to add to a chorus. I found her attacks tiresome. I may have to report her for "personal" attacks.

The point is that Dagmar and Thyra resembled each other period. Xenia was always praised as the pretty one (Olga being the plain one that resembled her father Tsar Alexander III) and the image of the young Dagmar. But do remember through portraits do flatter, and some photos of Thyra after her illness showed her to be quite plain. In fact Queen Victoria was not very excited about Thyra's looks when her son Arthur (later Duke of Connaught) took an interest in her. When she heard that Thrya married Ernst of Hannover (Duke of Cumberland), she referred to them as a "very plain couple".

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« Reply #451 on: March 05, 2010, 01:00:57 PM »
I think it would be helpful for Margot not to add to a chorus. I found her attacks tiresome. I may have to report her for "personal" attacks.
Eric...I think you should be the last person to accuse anyone of being tiresome.....

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« Reply #452 on: March 05, 2010, 03:27:41 PM »
 Hahaha Ena, ashdean and Margot! Priceless! Yes Grand Duchess Valeria, the resemblance is indeed quit striking and remarkable!
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« Reply #453 on: March 05, 2010, 04:22:53 PM »
I agree. I find the resemblence striking as well, and never thought to put Xenia and Thyra together looks wise.   I also think Xenia and her cousin Elena Vladimirovna share similar features, especially their dark eyes.

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« Reply #454 on: March 19, 2010, 06:44:17 PM »
GD Alexander with little Irina



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« Reply #455 on: March 20, 2010, 12:32:50 PM »
I have question I been search the forum for the answer, but haven't found it. The question is did Ksenia have any ladies-in-waiting or friends close to her except royalties?

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #456 on: March 20, 2010, 12:40:29 PM »
I have question I been search the forum for the answer, but haven't found it. The question is did Ksenia have any ladies-in-waiting or friends close to her except royalties?

She had friends,certainly. F.e. all her life she was attached to Alexandra Obolenskyaya,nicknamed Aprak, a chum of her mother Empress Maria F. Xenia often and freely corresponded with Aprak telling her even family secrets.

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« Reply #457 on: March 20, 2010, 01:15:09 PM »
I have question I been search the forum for the answer, but haven't found it. The question is did Ksenia have any ladies-in-waiting or friends close to her except royalties?

She had friends,certainly. F.e. all her life she was attached to Alexandra Obolenskyaya,nicknamed Aprak, a chum of her mother Empress Maria F. Xenia often and freely corresponded with Aprak telling her even family secrets.

Thanks for the replay Svetabel, I was glad to get the replay so soon.

ashdean

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« Reply #458 on: March 21, 2010, 07:16:26 AM »
I have question I been search the forum for the answer, but haven't found it. The question is did Ksenia have any ladies-in-waiting or friends close to her except royalties?
Xenia's lady in waiting Miss Everinov was a great friend and remained with her till her death in 1935.
She was also great friends with Princess Serge Doulgoruky nee Narishkin and formerly the wife of Count Ilarion Vorntsov Dashkov (who parents were leading figures at the court of...and friends of ...the Dowager Empress).Sadly Irina died very soon after the revoution in the Crimea.
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« Reply #459 on: March 21, 2010, 10:20:17 AM »
I have question I been search the forum for the answer, but haven't found it. The question is did Ksenia have any ladies-in-waiting or friends close to her except royalties?
Xenia's lady in waiting Miss Everinov was a great friend and remained with her till her death in 1935.
She was also great friends with Princess Serge Doulgoruky nee Narishkin and formerly the wife of Count Ilarion Vorntsov Dashkov (who parents were leading figures at the court of...and friends of ...the Dowager Empress).Sadly Irina died very soon after the revoution in the Crimea.

Thanks ashdea for the answer that is really very helpful.