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Old 07-24-2011, 09:12 AM
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Maria had better not be too picky about a wife to the point where she ends up ruining his life. If she wants a princess, there are plenty out there who have careers and there are more dethroned than enthroned royal families out there and while a reigning family might be preferable, a dethroned one could be just as grand. You can always make money, but ancestry is something else entirely.

Too many mothers (or men in general) have suc ha huge list, that they are unwilling to sacrifice or work on the one small thing that the potential spouse falls short on. You can always make money, you can always work on etiquette, but Maria needs to focus on finding a wife that won't make a mess of Georgi's life. She should find someone who is pliable, agreeable, with a strong moral foundation and also make sure that Georgi appreciates his new wife as well.
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The German Princesses represent the best solution.
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:43 PM
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Yes. The only problem is, how on earth are Russians going to accept that they should be reigned over by a man who is almost entirely Hohenzollern and a German princess, therefore there will be no Russian lineage at all.
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:53 PM
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Yes. The only problem is, how on earth are Russians going to accept that they should be reigned over by a man who is almost entirely Hohenzollern and a German princess, therefore there will be no Russian lineage at all.
I couldn't have said it better,the most of Russians want to see native spirit and values nearby.
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:34 AM
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Thanks; the original Romanovs had little to no Russian blood in them and importing a German or Danish bride is out of the question if they want to be truly attached to Russia and the Russian people. There's a huge, fierce native nationalism pervading Russia and a Tsar with a foreign bride isn't going to fly. Georgi would have to marry a Russian, commoner or aristocrat, not a foreign bride with no Russian lineage. Georgi has no right to the Russian throne, since there is no throne in Russia and Georgi can't carry on as if he has a divine right to it and does not have to account for his behavior. He would have to.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:33 AM
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In the last centuries all the brides of the Russian Grand Dukes were German or Danish so I do not see any problem for another German Princess .
Grand Duke George is Russian and was educated to be a good Russian. His father became at the marriage orthodox and Grand Duke.
There is no Monarchy in Russia in this moment but Grand Duke George remains Heir to the Throne.
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:10 AM
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I understand that, but these days things certainly have to be different. The Romanovs need to be attached to Russia, no matter the sentiment. Georgi might have a Russian passport and be a 'good Russian' in his upbringing, but he is not lineally Russian at all. After the Revolution, things are certainly much different. The Romanovs cannot and must not presume to at all have the same leeway as they used to in deciding who the Russians must bow and curtsy to.
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I totally agree the situation is very changed for the Imperial House after 1917 but if Grand Duke George wants to inherit the Throne he has to marry a foreign Princess.
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Old 07-25-2011, 04:52 AM
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Well, then, she should at least have SOME Russian lineage.
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:14 AM
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That's not very easy.
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Old 07-25-2011, 07:26 AM
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That's not very easy.
Really the ideal Princess is Theodara of Greece. She is orthodox, her Great Great grandmother was a russian grandduchess. I cant see that marriage happening though
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:47 AM
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Why not? It could work.
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:33 PM
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I suppose Grand Duke George has a very close relation with his father too.
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:07 PM
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Really the ideal Princess is Theodara of Greece. She is orthodox, her Great Great grandmother was a russian grandduchess. I cant see that marriage happening though
Me either. However Russo has a soft spot for a Theodora and Harry match. . .
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:24 PM
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Georgi is actually at the moment the most eligible royal bachelor out there, for all his questionable rights to the Russian Throne. He is undisputably a Prussian Prince and that is no small thing.
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:49 PM
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Does anyone know anything about his personality?
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He seems to be a friendly person but I haven't heard him delivering an official speech.
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Grand Duke George is not a member of the Royal House of Prussia but of the Imperial House of Russia but he is obviously one of the most eligible royal bachelor.
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:37 AM
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Why not? It could work.
Mainly because I cant see theodara agreeing to it. She had a career in the US, has no connection to russia and has spent most of her life in the UK and the US. I would love for to marry a royal I think ske will end up marrying an American.
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Actually I think her father wouldn't agree to it -- Georgi is simply not good enough, as he's not apart of a reigning family that Constantine can say he is related to and 'good friends with'
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