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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #150 on: September 28, 2006, 12:11:38 PM »
Kaiser Bill fixed Mary Loo wit Aribet...

Ducky was full of appreciation of the life at Windsor and Grandmama a year before her death and their divorce... ;)

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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #151 on: October 02, 2006, 12:28:55 PM »
Interesting.. Victoria Melita I think had a fairly good relationship with her grandmother. She was named after her was she not, although I am not sure her name suited her. Perhaps that is why she was known as Ducky-a family nickname.

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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #152 on: October 02, 2006, 09:56:29 PM »
Ducky was born in Malta (hense the Melita), and this plus her Russian inheritance may play a part in her character.  :-[

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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #153 on: October 03, 2006, 11:22:31 AM »
Yes, it may well have. I have always thought she had a temprament more akin to those of her Romanov relatives than those of her English ones.

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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #154 on: October 03, 2006, 10:15:17 PM »
So does Missy...It gave them as excuse to be unconventional.  ;)

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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #155 on: October 04, 2006, 08:41:11 AM »
It did give them an excuse to be uncoventional, although were not they that way nevertheless? I think they just plain were uncoventional. Of course, it is true that many of the Imperial Family were uncoventional, and it was considered normal.

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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #156 on: October 04, 2006, 11:49:58 AM »
They were not and the sisters were way ahead of their time.  ;)

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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #157 on: October 04, 2006, 05:02:48 PM »
Both of them were ahead of their time and seem very modern--what they would have done in later times. ;)

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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #158 on: October 04, 2006, 08:47:56 PM »
Yes, especially Missy...She would have been a CEO today.  :P

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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #159 on: October 05, 2006, 10:57:41 AM »
I think so. Indeed, Marie of Roumania filled the role she was born and married into well. But she would have filled many roles well, as she had that ability to grab people- basically, she had charisma. That has got to be essential in any important position and she had it. She also had the abiliity to make people relate, or in another era, she would have used her ability to relate to people.  Ducky was perhaps more worth while to know, but Marie of Roumania was much easier to know. ;)

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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #160 on: October 05, 2006, 10:07:14 PM »
Missy loved society and generally had good PR with many people (except cousin Willy, Onkel Karol & Auntie Liz). Ducky was more artistic and most likely become an artist (perhaps like her Aunt Louise of Argyll).  ;)

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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #161 on: October 06, 2006, 09:09:40 AM »
Yes, they had very different personalities. Both could have contributed in various ways to the world, in another era, or as they did so obviously well, in their own. Missy was simply more most people's type of person, while Ducky was not, and on the surface might have seemed much more difficult than she actually was. But of course, she was difficult.

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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #162 on: October 06, 2006, 10:24:29 PM »
True they were differnt, but Missy & Ducky were very close and understood each other prefectly.  ;)

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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #163 on: October 09, 2006, 08:50:25 AM »
They did understamd each other perfectly..I guess it is either shared blood and background or opposites attract. ;)

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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #164 on: October 09, 2006, 09:32:54 PM »
Indeed...They complement each other. The letters they wrote each other were very intimate...