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Re: Duke Alfred of Edinburgh (1844-1900) and his family, Part II
« Reply #165 on: April 30, 2013, 10:02:05 AM »
Marie and Alexandra:



Could it be that she is wearing the same dress in this portrait?



It has been painted in 1898 by von Angeli...

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Re: Duke Alfred of Edinburgh (1844-1900) and his family, Part II
« Reply #166 on: April 30, 2013, 10:45:06 AM »
Yes same dress ! That portrait is now in the Royal Collection in Britain. It was commissioned by Queen Victoria I think. Don't think he got to paint Baby Bee though...

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« Reply #167 on: April 30, 2013, 11:51:36 AM »
In the photo with Missy, they are at the wedding of 'odious Gunther', Empress Augusta Victoria's brother Ernest Gunther of Schleswig-Holstein with Princess Dorothea of Coburg (daughter of Philip and the scandalous Louise). This was in 1896.
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« Reply #168 on: May 01, 2013, 02:56:40 AM »
Yes. The most famous photo was the one with Marie Coburg in the carriage with 3 of her daughters (Missy, Ducky & Sandra) all in lovely gowns and jewels. But Baby Bee the youngest wasn't there.

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Re: Duke Alfred of Edinburgh (1844-1900) and his family, Part II
« Reply #169 on: May 01, 2013, 08:15:25 AM »
In the photo with Missy, they are at the wedding of 'odious Gunther', Empress Augusta Victoria's brother Ernest Gunther of Schleswig-Holstein with Princess Dorothea of Coburg (daughter of Philip and the scandalous Louise). This was in 1896.

Thank you.Didn't  know the occasion...it seems the dress was one of her favorite since she has been painted 2 years later...

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Re: Duke Alfred of Edinburgh (1844-1900) and his family, Part II
« Reply #170 on: May 01, 2013, 10:25:41 AM »
The painting may have been started around the time of the wedding and not finished until later as well. There are some of Grand Duchess Alice of Hesse, for instance, that were started a good while before her death (the sittings and photographs were finished) and not received by Queen Victoria until the following year.
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Re: Duke Alfred of Edinburgh (1844-1900) and his family, Part II
« Reply #171 on: May 01, 2013, 06:46:23 PM »
I cannot get used to the title of this thread. I know it has been up there for years so must be hallowed by association, but I do not think it is correct. Alfred was Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, but he was not known as Duke Alfred of Edinburgh. He might have been known as Duke Alfred of Saxe-Coburg in later life, as that style is sometimes used for European titles in translation, but never for a British title.

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« Reply #172 on: May 02, 2013, 08:31:17 AM »
Yes. He was the Duke of Edinburgh but later became the Duke of Coburg. I do wonder what he talks about with his wife (apart from family issues), it will be interesting to see their letters.

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« Reply #173 on: May 14, 2013, 06:03:50 AM »
A lot of photos of Princess Alexandra von Hohenlohe-Langenburg taken at Winter Palace in Russia:

http://il-ducess.livejournal.com/182024.html

take a look at the link-it's in Russian!

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« Reply #174 on: May 14, 2013, 08:07:52 AM »
Those are from the Statearchives. Here you can browse the whole albumn

http://www.statearchive.ru/437?page=17

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« Reply #175 on: May 14, 2013, 04:11:05 PM »
I winder if Marie Coburg or Baby Bee were photographed in the palace. In another photo stands Cyrill. Was Ducky in the photos too ?

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Re: Duke Alfred of Edinburgh (1844-1900) and his family, Part II
« Reply #177 on: May 25, 2013, 01:17:04 PM »
I think it's Marie's diamond loop tiara. If so, Marie had sent this tiara to Russia for safekeeping during WW1. It was confiscated by the Soviets and is now lost.
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« Reply #178 on: May 26, 2013, 09:52:42 AM »
Yes. The diamond loop tiara with pearls. It was confiscated by the Russians. 

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« Reply #179 on: May 26, 2013, 07:41:59 PM »
Thank you GDElla.