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Re: Leopold and Helen, the Duke and Duchess of Albany
« Reply #45 on: August 27, 2008, 02:17:44 PM »
Yes and here it is, it is not mine but it came from the Glittering Royal Events Message Board.

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f78/opzich/DuchessofAlbany-1.jpg

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Re: Leopold and Helen, the Duke and Duchess of Albany
« Reply #46 on: August 27, 2008, 02:25:22 PM »
Thanks so much RN, she's looking magnificent. :)

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Re: Leopold and Helen, the Duke and Duchess of Albany
« Reply #47 on: August 27, 2008, 03:46:05 PM »
I think it's from one of Robert Golden's books on the lesser known of British royals.
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Re: Leopold and Helen, the Duke and Duchess of Albany
« Reply #48 on: September 13, 2008, 01:19:44 PM »
Leo is my favorite of queen victoria`s  kids and yes, i also find him the most attractive of all the sons

Some of my favorite pictures of him

I love this one. Recolored by me





Looking dapper. Recolored by me





This one is sweet...Leopold and sister Beatrice





Edited to add one more...i proudly own this one

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Re: Leopold and Helen, the Duke and Duchess of Albany
« Reply #49 on: September 13, 2008, 04:03:11 PM »
Helen by Carl Sohn who painted Louise Connaught, Marie Coburg and Beatrice (QV's daughter) as well

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Re: Leopold and Helen, the Duke and Duchess of Albany
« Reply #50 on: September 13, 2008, 10:54:45 PM »
Helen by Carl Sohn who painted Louise Connaught, Marie Coburg and Beatrice (QV's daughter) as well



grandduchessella, do you have a copy of the Sohn portrait of Beatrice?  In the Dennison biography of Beatrice, he described in great detail how unflattering the portrait was.  I don't recall ever seeing it, and it wasn't included in the book.  I'm interested to see exactly what was so terrible about it. 

Katenka, thank you for including the picture of Leopold and Beatrice together.  I'd never seen it before.  Queen Victoria apparently planned to keep both Leopold and Beatrice unmarried and home with her permanently.  Leopold would serve as her secretary/advisor, and Beatrice her companion.  The siblings would also serve as companions to each other.  Leopold was far too independent, adventurous, and stubborn to take to this lifestyle and slowly built a life separate from his mother.  Even Beatrice refused to remain unmarried, even though she did live with her mother for her entire life. 

Leopold didn't appreciate Beatrice's company for most of his life - or, rather, when he was forced to spend time with her, prohibited from hunting or horseback riding by Victoria due to his illness.  Such is often the case with older brothers and their younger sisters.  The two did become closer in adulthood, and Beatrice grew particularly close to Helen. 

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Re: Leopold and Helen, the Duke and Duchess of Albany
« Reply #51 on: September 20, 2008, 10:44:05 AM »
Leopold and sister Louise


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Re: Leopold and Helen, the Duke and Duchess of Albany
« Reply #52 on: March 18, 2010, 03:56:30 PM »
Teen Leopold


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Re: Leopold and Helen, the Duke and Duchess of Albany
« Reply #53 on: April 05, 2010, 01:02:51 PM »


The Duchess of Albany nee Princess of Waldeck-Pyrmont at the time of Queen Victoria's death in 1901. I think she looks quit lovely in this picture, concerning that the Waldeck sisters did not always gave flattering photograves. At least not as glamorous as you comparer them with some other royal ladies of their time. The Duchess of Albany grew considerly in weight when she got older and that didn't help either. I think Leopold Mountbatten said it best: ''H stands for Helen, a Duchess of Rank. Her shape is immense and resembles a tank.''. It is not the nicest thing to say, but I can not deny it looking at the evidence provided in the later pictures (Aldo Beatrice, Helen and Marie Coburg weren't small either). Her sister Queen Emma of the Netherlands had some weight issues too (the two sisters resembled eachother quit allot in their younger years), that also caused some unflattering redness in the face, but as she grew older she was the opposite of Helen and lost quit some weight. She became a lovely little (tough) woman, with her white hair and her eternal lace widdow-cap.



The Duchess of Albany nee Princess of Waldeck-Pyrmont with her daughter-inlaw Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein (spouse of her only son Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha) and one of her grandchildren.
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Re: Leopold and Helen, the Duke and Duchess of Albany
« Reply #54 on: April 17, 2010, 11:36:19 AM »

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Re: Leopold and Helen, the Duke and Duchess of Albany
« Reply #55 on: April 17, 2010, 03:10:40 PM »
He looked good as a don. Leo was much more intellectual than his brother Bertie.

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Re: Leopold and Helen, the Duke and Duchess of Albany
« Reply #56 on: April 17, 2010, 06:08:30 PM »
Leopold and Louise

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Re: Leopold and Helen, the Duke and Duchess of Albany
« Reply #57 on: April 18, 2010, 08:30:39 AM »
One of my favorite illustrations of Leopold, based in a picture



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Re: Leopold and Helen, the Duke and Duchess of Albany
« Reply #58 on: April 18, 2010, 03:05:15 PM »
Disapointments in life too. He lost his only son, his marriage to his wife broken down among others...

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Re: Leopold and Helen, the Duke and Duchess of Albany
« Reply #59 on: April 18, 2010, 04:29:32 PM »
Eric

I've come in late on this thread, what son did Leopold lose and when did the marriage of Leopold to his wife break down?

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Disapointments in life too. He lost his only son, his marriage to his wife broken down among others...