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Re: Princess Hermine of Reuss the Kaiser's last wife
« Reply #45 on: November 04, 2008, 04:08:42 PM »
I hope it is okay that I answer your question  :)
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Re: Princess Hermine of Reuss the Kaiser's last wife
« Reply #46 on: November 04, 2008, 09:13:30 PM »
Oh, that's so sad.  Thanks, Barbara.

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« Reply #47 on: November 05, 2008, 04:27:03 AM »
You're welcome, LisaG. I felt grieve for the poor mother and the whole family too.  :(

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Re: Princess Hermine of Reuss the Kaiser's last wife
« Reply #50 on: March 23, 2010, 04:20:04 PM »
Hermine alone...



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Re: Princess Hermine of Reuss the Kaiser's last wife
« Reply #51 on: April 18, 2010, 12:42:14 PM »
Hermine's daughter Hermine was born on the 9th May 1910 and will be 100 years old next month.

She had outlived all her siblings: Hans Georg (1907-1943), Georg Wilhelm (1909-1927), Ferdinand (1913-1973) and Henriette (1918-1972)

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« Reply #52 on: May 08, 2010, 12:35:22 PM »
I suspect Wilhelm II, from the grave or from whereever he may be, will make the same statement he made on the 100th anniversary of his mothers's birth...which went something like, 'I wonder why there are no celebrations in Germany recognizing this anniversary?'
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« Reply #53 on: May 09, 2010, 05:51:44 AM »
Happy 100th Birthday Hermine Caroline von Schoenaich-Carolath!

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« Reply #54 on: October 15, 2010, 08:44:14 PM »
It is strange almost ironical that Wilhelm II should marry someone from Reuss elder line. The last ruling prince of Reuss elder line was always against the creation of the second Empire and had fought with Austria against Prussia in the 1866 war. For some reason the principality was not annexed to Prussia as Hannover and parts of the Sachsen.The tiny principality Reuss elder line also voted against Prussia in some matters even after the creation of the second Empire.   

Heinrich XXII / Heinrich der Unartige / Naughty Henry was the second last reigning prince and he was Hermine's father! (Of course he was dead by the time Hermine married Wilhelm.) Allegedly it was only the pleading of Kaiser Wilhelm I's brother-in-law, the Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach that saved Reuss Elder Line from being carved up between Prussia and Reuss Younger Line! (The Grand Duchy of S-W-E, being the largest of the Thuringian states, acted as a kind of "big brother", representing most of them in the Federal Council, where each of them had 1 vote. But Naughty Henry (ungrateful, it would appear) chose to be represented by reactionary Mecklenburg-Schwerin (he would probably have wished for arch-reactionary M-Strelitz, but they were represented by M-Schwerin themselves!) in the Federal Council where he created so much naughty havoc!)


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Re: Princess Hermine of Reuss the Kaiser's last wife
« Reply #55 on: June 09, 2011, 06:23:14 PM »
Came across an old magazine article from 1905 which stated that Princess Hermine was going to become engaged to Prince Adalbert. Interesting that she became his stepmother instead 17 years later.
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Re: Princess Hermine of Reuss the Kaiser's last wife
« Reply #56 on: June 10, 2011, 06:41:17 AM »
What was so naughty about Heinrich XXII?

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Re: Princess Hermine of Reuss the Kaiser's last wife
« Reply #57 on: July 31, 2012, 02:32:11 AM »
Hermine with a tiara:


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« Reply #58 on: July 31, 2012, 03:37:06 AM »
She looks a formidable female ('Now Wilhelm....').

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Re: Princess Hermine of Reuss the Kaiser's last wife
« Reply #59 on: August 04, 2012, 02:40:46 AM »
The last picture of Hermine,taken at Frankfurt an der Oder: