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Old 05-15-2012, 06:21 AM
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Fodder for all those who believe that these are Europe's original "Rent-a-royal" couple.
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:03 AM
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Prince Kentski, a £320,000 gift from an oligarch... and talk of him becoming Russia's new Tsar
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The occasion is bound to *follow the traditional path of kisses and handshakes. But the 70th birthday in six weeks’ time of Prince Michael of Kent is the object of a mischievous new guessing game in London’s smarter drawing rooms: just who will be sending him presents? The revelation this week that, for six years until 2008, he was receiving what one close friend describes as a ‘stipend’ from colourful London-based Russian oligarch Boris *Berezovsky was embarrassing enough.
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:16 PM
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The recent lengthy discussion of Princess Michael's Austrian/German/Silesian ancestry has been moved to her Family & Lineage thread.
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:36 PM
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Isnt there this whole thing about prince michael having these close ties to Russia and something about being tsar ? Something like that...
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:43 AM
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Prince Michael of Kent and Princess Michael of Kent attend the Armed Forces Parade and Muster on May 19, 2012 in Windsor, England.
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Isnt there this whole thing about prince michael having these close ties to Russia and something about being tsar ? Something like that...
Well, Prince Michael does have a very high profile in Russia; he is probably the most well-known member of the British Royal Family after the Queen, Prince Philip and the Wales family (at least, among those who are interested in royals of any kind at all). And he does have close ties with the country and even speaks decent Russian. Of course, mostly he is so well known in Russia because he bears an uncanny resemblance to the last Tsar, Nicholas II; people just feel nostalgic.
On the other hand, there is very, very little chance that, in case of possible restoration, Prince Michael will be offered the Imperial Throne.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:57 AM
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Speaking of russian connections, well :

Princess Michael's Russian playboy friend shot and killed near Moscow in brutal 'contract murder' | Mail Online
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I am surprised to learn that Prince Michael, who is well-recieved in the Russian top echelons, has contact with the persona non grata such as Mr. Berezovsky. It would be impossible to determine why Mr. Berezovsky chose to help Prince and Princess Michael out with the rent.
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Tragic and very sad for Princess Michael. Regardless of the nature of their friendship, it must have been shocking news for her.


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Gondola rides, hand-in-hand strolls and a very pushy millionaire: Princess Michael and her tender moments with a Russian tycoon | Mail Online
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Bruce Murray, the 12th Duke of Atholl and Prince Michael of Kent attended the Atholl Highlanders Parade at Blair Castle in Blair Atholl, Scotland on May 26, 2012 . Bruce Murray succeeds his father the 11th Duke of Atholl, John Murray who passed away on the 15th of May in hospital in South Africa. The Atholl Highlanders date back to 1777, and hold a unique place in military records as the only private army in Europe.


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Thanks for the update!
The parade was grand. It is great to see Scots adhering to the tradition. Both Prince Michael and Duke of Atholl looked regal.
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Businessman arrested on suspicion of ordering contract killing of Princess Michael's friend - Telegraph
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Prince and Princess Michael of Kent were pictured visiting a restaurant in Mayfair, London on June 1, 2012.



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Princess Michael of Kent attended the Galerie Gmurzynska Dinner for Zaha Hadid & Suprematism held at Les Trois Rois
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Princess Michael of Kent and Lady Gabriella attended the wedding of Fabrizia Ruffo Di Calabria and Borja Benjumea in Como,
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Thanks for the photos!
Both ladies looked gorgeous. Is Fabrizia Ruffo Di Calabria related to Queen Paola of Belgium?
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Um... is it just me or were there some rather strange, and rather revealing, dresses there, considering this was a wedding!
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Both ladies looked gorgeous. Is Fabrizia Ruffo Di Calabria related to Queen Paola of Belgium?
Yes, she is; Fabrizia's late grandfather, Prince Fabrizio Ruffo di Calabria, was Queen Paola's older brother.
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