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Old 05-31-2012, 05:43 PM
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do you think she got alone with her sister inlaws
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My impression from some of the biographies was that Vicky actually helped pick out spouses for her siblings. She was influential in bringing Princess Alexandra to the attention of the queen as a potential spouse for Bertie. So I am sure that she got along with them to an extent.
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Vicki was determined that all of her sisters marry Germans or Prussians. Her ladies maid came up with Alix of Denmark when Bertie emphatically refused to take any of the ugly German princesses Vicki offered up, including one she admitted had "black teeth, if any". Queen V admitted that Bertie would only marry an attractive princess and Alix was it, even though her being Danish was a problem that only grew larger, as soon after, Prussia went to war against Denmark. Later, she pushed for Helena to marry Christian, a German 15 years older than Helena, and tried to get Louise to marry another German Prince. She would have had them all in Germany, if she had her way. Good thing she didn't, IMO.
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I've been reading more and more on Victoria and her strained relationship with her son Wilhelm.I wonder did Victoria have a better relationship with her other children?

Victoria also had a strained relationship with her mother in law,Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.
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I've been reading more and more on Victoria and her strained relationship with her son Wilhelm.I wonder did Victoria have a better relationship with her other children?

Victoria also had a strained relationship with her mother in law,Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.
After one of her little boys died, she was only close to the three youngest girls. She had bad relationships with older sons and her oldest daughter, Charlotte. She was too much like her own mother, always criticizing, nothing was good enough, wrote about how ugly some were and how stupid and "backward" etc.

For a brilliant woman she had no skills in dealing with, or judging people. She constantly was fooled by Bismark, the chancellor, as well as her son Willy. They both made fools of her time and again. A very sad story, all in all, her life.
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After one of her little boys died, she was only close to the three youngest girls. She had bad relationships with older sons and her oldest daughter, Charlotte. She was too much like her own mother, always criticizing, nothing was good enough, wrote about how ugly some were and how stupid and "backward" etc.

For a brilliant woman she had no skills in dealing with, or judging people. She constantly was fooled by Bismark, the chancellor, as well as her son Willy. They both made fools of her time and again. A very sad story, all in all, her life.
Many thanks,I think you've answered all my questions on the Empress as a mother!!
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It is ironic, and sad, that between Vicki and Bertie, always compared by their parents, it was Bertie as Edward VII who fulfilled his task in life with success, and brilliant, determined Vicki who bungled almost everything she put her hand to, after she married. IMO, a great deal of her failures can be attributed to her parents. The Queen insisted she remain a British princess in Prussia, worst possible advise, and Albert put way too much on to her shoulders, with his idea that she could help unite Germany. And then she gained her idea of parenting ( constantly scolding and insulting) from the Queen as well. Poor Vicki, such a sad life.
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