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Re: Princess Beatrice, Prince Henry of Battenberg and family
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2006, 12:36:36 PM »
Yeah, I mean i've only seen pictures of Ena and her brother's when they were older...but I've been having the hardest time finding pictures of them when they were children.

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« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2006, 04:52:59 PM »
Here's Ena as a bridesmaid for GV & QM. She is in the front row, 2nd from right (she's facing Patsy Connaught).

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Re: Princess Beatrice, Prince Henry of Battenberg and family
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2006, 04:55:33 PM »
from PrinceEddy on another thread

(the children are Alexander, Ena and baby Leopold)



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« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2006, 05:05:43 PM »
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« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2006, 03:57:02 PM »
Of course! Royals of those days had the option to have more privacy, and I guess they took it. I think it is a loss, but Queen Victoria is a person one knows much about anyway, and you can kind of clue what has not survived on record, or at least I can. We kind of know Queen Victoria's attitudes towards some things, after all. Beatrice just percieved it as her duty, and may not have done enough thinking to realize anything about/by her mother ought to be preserved, but she was victorian as well, and they did things like this. Some of the stuff about the current British royals is too much information anyway.. ;)

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Re: Princess Beatrice, Prince Henry of Battenberg and family
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2006, 07:33:46 PM »
Alexandra and Edward VII both destroyed a good deal of correspondence. Georgiana Battiscombe ran into problems when she was doing her bio on QA because of the lack of first-hand material. I'd love to read those insights--QA was opinionated and EVII had a wide range of interests. They may not have been as historically significant as the correspondence between QV & Vicky, but I bet they would have provided tremendous insights into various British and European royals.  :(
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« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2006, 08:55:15 PM »
Yes, and they are gone forever; but such was the way of the times. That's what they thought they needed to do, and that's what they did. We, a century later or so, don't really benefit from it, but we must accept it.

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« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2006, 02:02:06 PM »
Thanks for posting that lovely pictures of the children of Princess Beatrice.

They are lovely.

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« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2006, 08:54:33 AM »
I'm curious about Lady Iris, she seemed to be the black sheep of the family.

Any information about her, any pictures?

Do we have information/updates regarding her son Robin?  I wonder if he had any contact with his mother's side of the family?

Thanks.  :)

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« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2006, 08:57:19 AM »
Perhaps the most information about Lady Iris will be found in my book.  I met Lady Iris twice in the 1980s - and I think there has already been a thread on her with detail.  My book also has information about Robin and his three natural children.    He had no contact with his mother's family - the only relative that Iris had any contact with was Lord Mountbatten.  Arrangements however were made to have Iris's ashes brought to the church at Whippingham. 



I'm curious about Lady Iris, she seemed to be the black sheep of the family.

Any information about her, any pictures?

Do we have information/updates regarding her son Robin?  I wonder if he had any contact with his mother's side of the family?

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« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2006, 09:02:51 AM »
Highly interesting character and very independent too.

Married three times, to men hardly deemed suitable to her position.

Yet another one who didn't toe the RF line, though she was hardly ambitious or self absorbed in status, like Dickie Mountbatten, though I'd like to know more about her parents. Apparently her mother was quite a character!

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« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2006, 09:18:24 AM »
And she ended up in a less than desirable area of Toronto - serious drinking problem -- and her house smelled of urine when I visited.

Highly interesting character and very independent too.

Married three times, to men hardly deemed suitable to her position.

Yet another one who didn't toe the RF line, though she was hardly ambitious or self absorbed in status, like Dickie Mountbatten, though I'd like to know more about her parents. Apparently her mother was quite a character!
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« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2006, 09:24:16 AM »
Perhaps the most information about Lady Iris will be found in my book.  I met Lady Iris twice in the 1980s - and I think there has already been a thread on her with detail.  My book also has information about Robin and his three natural children.    He had no contact with his mother's family - the only relative that Iris had any contact with was Lord Mountbatten.  Arrangements however were made to have Iris's ashes brought to the church at Whippingham. 
Actually Marlene,  I was discussing succession to the throne with someone and I mentioned how Robin Bryan was pretty much an everyday Joe, but he was in the line of succession.  I double checked the info I gave from your book, and it got me thinking about them.

I was wondering if there was more information out there about these two.

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« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2006, 09:31:14 AM »
Robin would be waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay down in the line of succession considering that he descends from Victoria's youngest child - and daugter - so you would have to go through all of the non-Catholic descendants of 7 of Victoria's children (Helena has no living descendants) before you get to Robin.

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« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2006, 09:37:13 AM »
Robin would be waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay down in the line of succession considering that he descends from Victoria's youngest child - and daugter - so you would have to go through all of the non-Catholic descendants of 7 of Victoria's children (Helena has no living descendants) before you get to Robin.


Oh, I know!  I was just explaining to my friend that it's not all about princes and princesses who get to be in the line of succession.  I just think it's interesting.