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Marengo 12-23-2008 06:38 PM

Prince Wilhelm of Sweden and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia - 1908
 
On 3 May 1908 Prince Wilhelm of Sweden, Duke of Södermanland and 2nd son of king Gustav V of Sweden and Princess Viktoria of Baden, married Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia. Maria was the daughter of Grand Duke Pavel Alexandrovitch of Russia and Princess of Greece & Denmark. The couple married at Tsarkoje Selo and would divorce in 1914:

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Marengo 12-23-2008 06:39 PM

The cover of the Los Angeles Times:

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...0504_cover.jpg

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Russophile 12-23-2008 08:21 PM

Marie wrote in her book that it wasn't a pleasant match and forced upon her by Ella but Warwick argues in his book about Ella that they had exchanged very warm letters to each other.

Odette 12-23-2008 09:11 PM

The Grand Duchess was the last one to wear the Russian bridal crown.

Russophile 12-23-2008 09:13 PM

And look at that court dress! I believe it was made with silver thread. Talk about HEAVY!

Odette 12-23-2008 09:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Russophile (Post 871337)
And look at that court dress! I believe it was made with silver thread. Talk about HEAVY!


According to Prince Nikolaos the dress was of silver cloth with 12 diamond buttons reaching to the end of the dress, it had open sleeves hanging from the shouders to the waist.
The bride wore diamond earrings, and three strings of pearls which the Tsar offerred as his personal present. The Kakoshnik and a long veil and the miniature Imperial crown in diamonds......a 4 yard long of red velvet and ermine.....
Sounds like a very elaborate beautiful dress. No wonder they needed pages to assist her.

maria-olivia 12-24-2008 06:57 AM

They were the late Prince Lenaert of Sweden's parents.

Russophile 12-24-2008 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by maria-olivia (Post 871468)
They were the late Prince Lenaert of Sweden's parents.

I wondered if he were still alive. I read Marie's bio. and she said she had to leave the boy in Sweden, I'm sure for succession reasons. How hard that would be!


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