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Old 06-28-2007, 07:48 AM
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On a cheerier note, here's a nice formal picture of Princess Alice...


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Old 06-28-2007, 08:51 AM
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Do you if the book has been translated to French?
Where can I find the english version???

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Old 06-28-2007, 03:40 PM
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You can find the English version second-hand at Amazon (it'd be cheaper to get it at the UK Amazon than at the US Amazon). I doubt if it's been translated to French.

There's a copy for sale at eBay that you might want to keep an eye on; the price is pretty good at the moment and the seller has good feedback:

eBay: For My Grandchildren - Princess Alice (item 280128683019 end time Jul-02-07 19:54:49 PDT)
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Old 06-28-2007, 09:17 PM
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We have twice stayed at Brantridge Park in Handcross which was Ps Alice's home and is now a quite lovely hotel. On the first visit we were actually lucky enough to be asigned (half) of her personal suite which for a monarchist like me was quite exciting.
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Old 07-13-2007, 01:24 PM
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here are some photographs of alice when she was younger...

with her brother Charles Edward and her connaught cousins

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Old 07-18-2007, 09:55 AM
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Does anyone know if there was ever a public sale of he tiaras and other jewels of Prince Alice and of Lady May Abel Smith, of if they are still owned by her descendents?
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:57 AM
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The similarity is creepy

It is just creepy how almost the same the two look. Queen Wilhelmina's mother:

HM Queen Emma of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg born Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont

and her sister, Princess Alice's mother:

HRH The Princess Leopold of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Duchess of Albany born Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont
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Old 07-18-2007, 01:14 PM
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Well, they were sisters. But even so, yes, they did look alot alike. It's not always that siblings look alike.
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Princess Alice in her book "For My Grandchildren" shows herself to be a crashing snob and a vicious anti-Semite.
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Old 08-01-2007, 02:07 PM
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Hello, lilbet80. I hope you can back up your accusation of "vicious anti-Semite." I don't recall anywhere in that book where she showed herself to be a vicious anything, but I'm prepared to be persuaded by relevant data. Given 20th-century history, I'm sure you can appreciate that the accusation "vicious anti-Semite" has some rather serious connotations.

Most of the royals who were raised in the late 19th and early 20th centuries were crashing snobs; it sort of went with the territory back then.
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Old 11-03-2007, 01:54 PM
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Here is a cutie picture of Princess Alice of Albany with her dog Skippy. Skippy here is the same kind of dog as "Skip" in the movie My Dog Skip too, Jack Russell terrier. I am smitten with this picture. Was it a common form of child cruelty in Victorian times to make children wear this hat?

Majesty Magazine November 2007 Vol 28 No 11

Skippy was a rescued dog from Battersea Dogs Home, rescued by Alice's father. Majesty is promoting Sophie Gordon's new book about the royal dogs with this and other Victorian dog pictures. But if you are in the US or Canada, don't buy it from Majesty.... even US Amazon has it at the same price as Majesty sells it for UK and Europe.... Majesty always jacks up the price for US and Canada!
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Princess Alice sharing stories about 'dear old thing' - her grandmother Queen Victoria on youtube:

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Old 03-28-2009, 09:25 PM
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The house is so beautiful in person.
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Amen to that!

Originally Posted by lilibet80 View Post
Princess Alice in her book "For My Grandchildren" shows herself to be a crashing snob and a vicious anti-Semite.
I think that although this is true, the book also reflects the time at which it was written [early 1960s] and advanced age of the author. Her comments occasionally give strength to the royals/nazis stories [not meaning to go there!!!!]
Interesting, too, that she does not mention her son's hemophilia [or, if I remember, her father's]. Again, that has to do with her "day and age"--hemophilia was just getting some "wonder treatments" about the time she wrote the book. The Royals, after all, kept Prince John's epilepsy a secret, so hemophilia was definitely not openly disucssed.

She was an interesting character.

To the other poster--I think she did have a picture of Rupert as a child in the book, but I could be wrong. I don't have it beside me.
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:31 PM
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Have just discovered this page and that wonderful interview with Princess Alice. How lucky we are to be able to see Queen Victoria's granddaughter speaking about her grandmother, and that film of the family. Thank you so much for posting the link, Marengo. I must watch the other films mentioned on the page.
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Hopewell, if you can provide a reference in the book that would be greatly appreciated.

As previously mentioned, that is a serious accusation to make.

Again, the crashing snobs comment is certainly possible given the time frame.

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Old 10-17-2009, 10:16 AM
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What a GREAT video of P Alice! I loved it, so cheeri-o!
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Old 10-17-2009, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by PssMarie-Elisabeth View Post
Alice of Athlone
Beautiful pictures.

Well they are sisters.

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On a cheerier note, here's a nice formal picture of Princess Alice...

That official picture looks stunning, Alice looks so vibrant.

We Will Remember Them.
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