The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #541  
Old 04-27-2018, 01:26 AM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 4,071
Obviously Victoria wanted him to have a fiancée close in age, so there would be no delays in the marriage.. and so that they had the best chance of happiness, and getting on well.. as she DID believe that Bertie was a wild young man, who had shown that he was prone to his terrible great uncles' vices.. and she wanted to get him married young and to a pretty girl who had a chance of weaning him away from "bad ways". It didn't work. Bertie was fond of Alix, she was very beautiful.. but she wasn't sophisticated or that lively mentally, and he soon moved on to other ladies...
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #542  
Old 05-31-2018, 08:35 PM
CyrilVladisla's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Conneaut, United States
Posts: 4,705
Albert Edward, Prince of Wales got a tattoo. He got five crosses forming a Crusader's Jerusalem cross on his forearm.
Banished to the Holy Land after a notorious sex scandal the future Edvard VII spent his days smoking, shooting crocodiles and drinking coffee... before returning home with a tattoo | Daily Mail Online
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #543  
Old 06-06-2018, 02:29 AM
Furienna's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
Posts: 1,386
Quote:
Originally Posted by CyrilVladisla View Post
What a lovely article.

And I especially like how it pinpoints both Bertie's bad sides and his good sides.
Reply With Quote
  #544  
Old 06-30-2018, 09:30 PM
CyrilVladisla's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Conneaut, United States
Posts: 4,705
Did Queen Alexandra try to influence her husband's family and British ministers to favor Greek and Danish interests?
Reply With Quote
  #545  
Old 07-08-2018, 02:37 AM
Furienna's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
Posts: 1,386
Quote:
Originally Posted by CyrilVladisla View Post
Did Queen Alexandra try to influence her husband's family and British ministers to favor Greek and Danish interests?
I seem to remember that Alexandra had supported Denmark in the Schleswig war of 1864, which irritated her mother-in-law, Queen Victoria, who decided to support Germany. Nevertheless though, I don't believe that Alexandra tried to have any political influence.
Reply With Quote
  #546  
Old 08-04-2018, 09:05 PM
CyrilVladisla's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Conneaut, United States
Posts: 4,705
King Edward VII at the inauguration of a new dock at Cardiff.
http://www.gettyimages.com/license/501386701
Reply With Quote
  #547  
Old 08-25-2018, 05:39 PM
Majesty
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: *******, Canada
Posts: 8,321
Quote:
The Museum of Freemasonry will next month put jewels owned by Edward VII, who was Grand Master before he ascended to the throne on display for the British public, explaining in full for the first time his long term relationship with the brothers.

The exhibition will see some his personal jewels, left to the museum after his death, put on display to the wider public for the first time, in an effort to tell the story of how he used his membership to mix more widely with society than he could in royal life.

Around 150 jewels, including those once owned by the Duke of Connaught, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Rudyard Kipling, will also go on display in what the museum calls the “first major exhibition of masonic jewels in the UK”.
Read more: Freemasons open the door to the public as they reveal details about King Edward VII’s time as grandmaster
Reply With Quote
  #548  
Old 08-26-2018, 09:35 PM
CyrilVladisla's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Conneaut, United States
Posts: 4,705
Queen Alexandra on the roller coaster at the Franco-British Exhibition in London in 1908.
http://www.gettyimages.com/license/929998618
Reply With Quote
  #549  
Old 08-26-2018, 11:44 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: TX, United States
Posts: 1,175
Great picture CyrilVladisla!
Reply With Quote
  #550  
Old 08-27-2018, 12:40 AM
Moonmaiden23's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los Angeles, United States
Posts: 8,544
That is an amazing photograph...I had no idea it even existed!
__________________
"Be who God intended you to be, and you will set the world on fire" St. Catherine of Siena

"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice". Martin Luther King Jr. 1929-1968
Reply With Quote
  #551  
Old 08-27-2018, 09:36 PM
CyrilVladisla's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Conneaut, United States
Posts: 4,705
QueenPenny and Moonmaiden23, thank you for your interest. Queen Alexandra took her tour duties seriously.
Reply With Quote
  #552  
Old 09-08-2018, 11:30 AM
eya eya is offline
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: -, Greece
Posts: 16,426
Queen's Alexandra miising dress found in at attic!

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...e-pride-place/
Reply With Quote
  #553  
Old 09-08-2018, 05:41 PM
Queen Claude's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: USA, United States
Posts: 934
Hmmm interesting dress, it says that it was probably created between 1908 - 1910. The dress is black, I wonder if it is just a fancy black dress or if she was in mourning.
Reply With Quote
  #554  
Old 09-09-2018, 09:37 PM
CyrilVladisla's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Conneaut, United States
Posts: 4,705
The transformation of Prince Albert Edward to King Edward VII
Reply With Quote
  #555  
Old 05-01-2019, 06:47 PM
duchessrachel's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Birmingham, United States
Posts: 784
I am currently reading "Letters to Vicky", a book of letters between Queen Victoria and her daughter Princess Vicky. Having read several books on British Royalty, I have been able to keep the familial relationship between the British Royal Family at that time and the other Royal families straight. But there is one that is driving me crazy. In one of the letters Queen Augusta of Prussia is mad at Princess Alexandra (wife of the future Edward VII) for not calling her "Aunt". Why? Was Augusta the aunt of Alexandra by blood or marriage? I missed something somewhere.
Reply With Quote
  #556  
Old 05-01-2019, 08:09 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Bellevue, United States
Posts: 843
Quote:
Originally Posted by duchessrachel View Post
I am currently reading "Letters to Vicky", a book of letters between Queen Victoria and her daughter Princess Vicky. Having read several books on British Royalty, I have been able to keep the familial relationship between the British Royal Family at that time and the other Royal families straight. But there is one that is driving me crazy. In one of the letters Queen Augusta of Prussia is mad at Princess Alexandra (wife of the future Edward VII) for not calling her "Aunt". Why? Was Augusta the aunt of Alexandra by blood or marriage? I missed something somewhere.
No, the Empress wasn't Alexandra's aunt. I'm guessing Augusta wanted to be called aunt because it would indicate a closeness between the two families. But Alexandra and the Danish Royal family despised Prussia because Prussia took the duchies of Schleswig-Holstein from Denmark. Alexandra kept the Prussian Royal family at arm's length. Needless to say she despised her husband's nephew Emperor William II.
Reply With Quote
  #557  
Old 05-01-2019, 09:21 PM
duchessrachel's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Birmingham, United States
Posts: 784
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gawin View Post
No, the Empress wasn't Alexandra's aunt. I'm guessing Augusta wanted to be called aunt because it would indicate a closeness between the two families. But Alexandra and the Danish Royal family despised Prussia because Prussia took the duchies of Schleswig-Holstein from Denmark. Alexandra kept the Prussian Royal family at arm's length. Needless to say she despised her husband's nephew Emperor William II.
Thank you. I knew I didn't remember reading about any familial ties.
Reply With Quote
  #558  
Old 05-01-2019, 10:14 PM
CyrilVladisla's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Conneaut, United States
Posts: 4,705
duchessrachel, At first I thought Queen Augusta of Prussia was originally from Holstein-Gottorp. However, after research I learned she was from Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Her mother was a Grand Duchess of Russia.
Reply With Quote
  #559  
Old 05-02-2019, 04:14 PM
duchessrachel's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Birmingham, United States
Posts: 784
Quote:
Originally Posted by CyrilVladisla View Post
duchessrachel, At first I thought Queen Augusta of Prussia was originally from Holstein-Gottorp. However, after research I learned she was from Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Her mother was a Grand Duchess of Russia.
Thank you.
Reply With Quote
  #560  
Old 05-02-2019, 04:22 PM
duchessrachel's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Birmingham, United States
Posts: 784
I have another question about some material in the "Letters to Vicky" book I am reading. From November 1869 January 1870, Queen Victoria and Vicky have a conversation in their letters about a lady-in-waiting to Vicky, named Valerie Hohenthal, who suddenly left Vicky. In the footnote it said she lived with Count Uxkull and eventually married him. However, it does not specifically say that this is the reason she left Vicky. They talk about a duel and how Queen Augusta was angry and bitter with both Valerie and Vicky. Queen Victoria says she wishes that Valerie could go to her sister (Walburg Lady Paget) or a friend. She feels that Valerie has been foolish, but that she is being abused by people because she is not conforming to the way that things are done. She then talks about the difficulties of unmarried ladies. Does anyone know the details of what happened here? I have tried to do Internet research but I am not coming up with anything. Thanks.
P.S. I am really enjoying this book!
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
biography, british history, edward vii, hesse-cassel, pictures, prince of wales, princess of wales, queen alexandra, queen consort, queen victoria, queen victoria's children, saxe-coburg-gotha


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence, eldest son of Edward VII (1864-1892) tiaraprin British Royal History 205 11-13-2018 06:26 PM
Princess Victoria ("Toria"), daughter of Edward VII & Queen Alexandra (1868-1935) colynsmomma British Royal History 47 04-03-2014 09:16 PM
"Edward the King" (1975) - ATV Docudrama Miniseries on Edward VII of the UK BeatrixFan The Electronic Domain 6 06-09-2012 08:55 AM
Ingrid - Queen of Denmark, born Princess of Sweden (1910-2000) Josefine Swedish Royal History 32 01-20-2011 04:48 AM




Popular Tags
aif aristocracy belgian bonaparte british royal family britishroyals clothes crown crown prince hussein's future wife current events dailyfail daughter daughters denmark duchess of sussex duchessofsussex duke of cambridge duke of sussex earl of wessex forum french revolution friendly city future wife of prince hussein genealogy general news gordon greece harry headship iñaki urdangarín juan carlos kiko lady louise mountbatten-windsor lineage meghan markle member monarchist monarchy monogram northampton patronages prince harry prince laurent prince of belgium prince peter princess beatrice princess benedikte princess claire princess eugenie prince william public image qe2 queen elisabeth queen elizabeth quizz rania of jordan royal royal ladies sarah ferguson savoy saxony siblings state visit surname tradition united kingdom wedding windsor castle windy city ww1



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:44 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019
Jelsoft Enterprises