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Old 07-06-2011, 09:38 PM
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"Bad enough"? At least some of them still exist and are still worn. The BRF has but a fraction of "the Romanov jewels"; if Queen Mary hadn't bought what she did, most of those would have been broken up into engagement rings and other trinkets long ago.
If its a question of whether the jewels be destroyed or be owned to the family which denied the Romanov's a safe haven, I say break them up. Plus other RFs own some of their jewels so Id just give them to the other RFs for free rather than sell them to the BRF.

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I jsut wonder, why would they (the Romanovs) want to bother with the whole country. Many disputed heads might have made 'unequal' marriages, but it was mainly because they didn't presume that they would go back to Russia or that anything that has happened, would.
In the 21st century, should that whole "unequal marriage" rule go out the window; just like that no woman rulers rule.
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They can all support each other, because retoration is a myth. Few want to take back the Romanov self-centered reign. Artiso-Cat, some of them think of the glory, power and maybe there are a few bucks there for them. They, really, don't give a hoot about the people. Never did.
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If its a question of whether the jewels be destroyed or be owned to the family which denied the Romanov's a safe haven, I say break them up. Plus other RFs own some of their jewels so Id just give them to the other RFs for free rather than sell them to the BRF.
Oh, if you really want to get upset, read about how even when the Dowager Empress Marie was alive, how Queen Alexandra even pestered Marie for the gems. It would make you sick to your stomach. The BRF also has other gems from monarchies as well as the Russian one.
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They can all support each other, because retoration is a myth. Few want to take back the Romanov self-centered reign. Artiso-Cat, some of them think of the glory, power and maybe there are a few bucks there for them. They, really, don't give a hoot about
the people. Never did.

I actually believe, for the most part, most RF's do not give a hoot about their subjects.It is hard to believe there are poor royal families. I would enjoy living on only 10 million USD's/year. So flippin' poor! Right!
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:19 PM
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Oh, if you really want to get upset, read about how even when the Dowager Empress Marie was alive, how Queen Alexandra even pestered Marie for the gems. It would make you sick to your stomach. The BRF also has other gems from monarchies as well as the Russian one.
My dear AristoCat,

I find this very hard to believe, because I have always read that Alexandra was so very gracious and she loved her sister and in light of the Russian tragedy, I would be very surprised that Queen Alexandra would hound Marie for the jewels. Can you direct me to where you read this?

I do know that money became a problem for Marie but I never heard that the two sisters squabbled over the Romanov jewels.
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They can all support each other, because retoration is a myth. Few want to take back the Romanov self-centered reign. Artiso-Cat, some of them think of the glory, power and maybe there are a few bucks there for them. They, really, don't give a hoot about the people. Never did.
You'd be surprised. My contact within the RNA and I agree that if in the event of such a restoration, that in fact, it should be up to the Russian people over who it should be. Not about from which Romanov. It's mainly Maria who wants the glory for her son and herself and Cyril was quick enough to form a Court in exile and start swinging the hammer over the heads of the Romanovs. It's telling, the very organization he created (The Russian Nobility Association) to use as a Court, go figure, turned away from his son Vladimir and is at loggerheads with Maria Vladimirovna over the succession. They support the descendant of Grand Duchess Xenia and likely would have supported the branch that is descended from Olga and neither are interested in campaigning for a restoration.
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After Grand Duchess Maria and Grand Duke George if they do not have descendats the succession could pass to the descendants of Grand Duchess Maria (Princes of Leiningen) and Grand Duchess Kira (Princes of Prussia) , the two daughters of Grand Duke Kirill.
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In terms of equal marriages, that would be the case. But since the Pauline Law requires the heir to be Orthodox, the German marriages of Kira and Marie would likely be excluded, requiring the succession to flow through Grand Duchess Helen Vladimirovna, Cyril's sister.

Her eldest daughter, Princess Olga of Greece & Denmark, married Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, an Orthodox union, and their eldest son, Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia, also married equally. So, it's very possible the throne would have passed to the Serbian Royal House.
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:33 PM
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My dear Branchg,

I like this scenario. Couldn't an argument be made that it is undoubted that Grand Duchess Elena made proper marriages, as did her children; if so, and because there is an argument about whether Maria's parents made a valid marriage for succession purposes, the claim to the throne should go through her line and not through Maria?
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I think this is the most reasonable approach I've heard on this issue in a very long time.
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What about the other Romanovs? There are Romanovs who have the line and can lay claim to the right, it doesn't have to go to just the German/Greek branches. Marie might not view them as dynasts, but they ARE more closely related to Nicholas II than even she is.
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We do not speak about who is more related to Nicholas II but about he is eligible because of equal marriage and respecting the Laws.The Princes of Leningen can become Orthodox and inherit the throne if Grand Duke George does not have descendants.
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My dear Branchg,

I like this scenario. Couldn't an argument be made that it is undoubted that Grand Duchess Elena made proper marriages, as did her children; if so, and because there is an argument about whether Maria's parents made a valid marriage for succession purposes, the claim to the throne should go through her line and not through Maria?
Yes. In terms of the strictest interpretation of the Pauline Laws, the rights would indeed have passed from the Romanovs to the line of Princess Olga's marriage to Prince Paul after Vladimir's death in 1992.
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In terms of the strict interpretation of the Pauline Laws?Which articles of the Law?
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The part that states a child of a marriage between a dynast and a person who does not possess corresponding rank shall have no right to the throne whatsoever. This morganatic clause disqualifies all the current descendants of dynasts, including Maria Vladimirovna, because their mothers were not of royal rank.

As such, the male line of the Romanov-Holstein-Gottorp line became defunct in 1992 with Vladimir's death. The closest female and Orthodox line (assuming Kira and Marie's marriage are deemed non-compliant for religious and political reasons) would be through Helen Vladimirovna to her female descendants, the eldest of which is Princess Olga.
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Yay! I belong to the monarchist group "Anyone but Maria"
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Grand Duchess Maria's mother belonged to a Royal Family much more ancient than the Romanovs.The marriage was equal and so Grand Duchess Maria is the Head of The Imperial Family.

There are persons who do not like Grand Duchess Maria and try to find pretexts not to recognize her.
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If you are referring to me, I will go on the record to state that I am not a fan of Maria. But her claim to a non-existent throne is disputed, like it or not, and I like this discussion about who should be the pretender to the throne (actually, I don't even know if this is correct since there is no throne; this is different situation and unlike Bonnie Prince Charlie being the pretender to the British throne because that throne is still very much in existence). I hope you are not offended by my comments. Even if I hated (and I do not really hate anyone) Maria, but believed her claim was the strongest, I would support her. But I don't support her claim.
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I am not a fan of Grand Duchess Maria at all but I am sure she is the head of The Imperial Family and I have no doubt about it.
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Cory refuses to acknowledge that Maria is disqualified by the old laws just as much as her family whom she insists are disqualified.
The Romanovs themselves prefer Nicholas, but if the monarchy were ever restored it would be up to the Russian people to decide. Until then the Romanovs are just like the claimants of France; fighting over a nonexistent throne all their lives.
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