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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #75 on: February 22, 2009, 09:11:43 PM »
Picture of the "sleeping palace",once a building that stood between two palaces in which King and Queen were murdered...the open window was "the window":


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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #76 on: February 23, 2009, 07:38:50 AM »
I don't know if this one is been posted yet, but I have not seen it on here so I'll just give it a try.


Draga MaĊĦin u mlađim danima

Now I don't know Serbian, so a translation would be nice.
I guess it's just saying that it is Queen Draga in her younger days, not sure though.
Anyway, sorry if the picture has been posted already

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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #77 on: February 23, 2009, 11:15:08 AM »
You are right,it says that!

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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #78 on: February 24, 2009, 09:15:58 AM »
No worries, all of us make mistakes, thank you.

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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #79 on: February 25, 2009, 12:24:49 AM »
Possibly a silly question : what's the meaning of the name "Draga" ? Can it be translated into English?...In Russian her name sounds somewhat funny and harsh.

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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #80 on: February 25, 2009, 07:11:14 AM »
Draga means dear in Serbian...

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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #81 on: February 25, 2009, 09:39:56 AM »
In Russian it is 'doroga' (I think, what means 'dear', similar to 'Draga').

Russian Tsar Nicholas once said he would love to see King and Queen, Mansurov was Russian diplomat on Serbian Court, Charikov too. Draga loved Russia, and intended to visit it with King, but all their attempts were refused. Also NII was godfather to King and Queen on their wedding day, Mansurov presented. And he sent one golden cradle to couple. But Queen didn't give birth a Heir.
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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #82 on: February 25, 2009, 01:53:07 PM »
Now the next pictures I post on Nena's request. His photobucket was acting up, therefore he asked me.

In fact there were 3 pictures but photobucket won't take the last one, so here are the first two.


1903 Ilustration from the newspaper 'La Domenica Del Corriere'


I honestly love this, I guess its edited and colorised. Truly a wonderful piece :)


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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #83 on: February 27, 2009, 07:51:23 PM »
While browsing the web I found something about her in Russian...as I don't understand if someone knows please translate:

"Слухи будто сербская королева Драга оставила 11 миллион. фр., хранящихся в английском банке. вымышленны. На самом деле за свое трехлетнее пребывание на королевском троне Драга скопила всего 900 000 фр. Состояние короля Александра - незначительное. Недвижимая собственность Обреновичей еще при Милане была обременена долгами и заложена большей частью в русском Волжско-камском банке."

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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #84 on: February 27, 2009, 08:31:45 PM »
I've been interested in Draga since I first heard about her but it's so hard to find information on any of the Serbian royals, Draga and Alexander included. There are some beautiful pictures in this thread, though. You can see she was an attractive woman, even if she was a bit older than was expected.

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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #85 on: February 28, 2009, 08:10:08 AM »
I think Svetabel might know to translate it. But I understand she held 11 milions fr. in bank.  :o

Royal cartoon:


King and Queen.

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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #86 on: February 28, 2009, 01:30:20 PM »
He went to Biarritz to see his mother, and there fell under the charm of Madame Draga Maschin, the lovely woman whom he was ultimately to make his wife. Madame Draga Maschin was at that time something like thirty-two years of age. She had been married to an officer in the Serbian army, Colonel Maschin, from whom, however, she had very quickly secured a divorce.

She was exceedingly clever, insinuating, possessed a wonderful charm, and was eminently attractive. She had a brilliant talent for music, and composed verses which were taking though meretricious. Apart from these advantages, she had a soft, pleasant, melodious voice, and appealed to the senses of men by an exceedingly sympathetic manner that spoke volumes even when she said nothing.


Only -- her first husband was engineer, not officer.

From here.


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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #87 on: March 01, 2009, 03:10:31 AM »
Draga means dear in Serbian...

In Russian it is 'doroga' (I think, what means 'dear', similar to 'Draga').



Thanks. Actually 'dear' in Russian is 'dorogaya'. 'Doroga" means ROAD  ; )

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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #88 on: March 01, 2009, 03:20:16 AM »
While browsing the web I found something about her in Russian...as I don't understand if someone knows please translate:

"Слухи будто сербская королева Драга оставила 11 миллион. фр., хранящихся в английском банке. вымышленны. На самом деле за свое трехлетнее пребывание на королевском троне Драга скопила всего 900 000 фр. Состояние короля Александра - незначительное. Недвижимая собственность Обреновичей еще при Милане была обременена долгами и заложена большей частью в русском Волжско-камском банке."

"There are rumours that Queen Draga of Serbia kept 11 mln fr., which had been deposited at an English bank. In fact during Draga's reign on the Royal throne of Serbia she had been saving up only 900 000 fr.The fortune of King Alexander is very modest. The large part of the immovable property of the Obrenovitch family had been debt-ridden and mortgaged  in the Volzhsko-Kamskiy Russian bank. "

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Re: King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia
« Reply #89 on: March 01, 2009, 07:34:17 AM »
Thank you Svetabel ;-)