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Forum: Royal Jewels 05-13-2017, 05:54 AM
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Posted By ldmemail
I'm afraid I don't agree with a few points you...

I'm afraid I don't agree with a few points you have raised. The Royal Collection is not the property of the State but the Crown - slightly different. Her Majesty's jewellery is not part of the...
Forum: Royal Jewels 05-13-2017, 03:40 AM
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Posted By ldmemail
I beg to differ - those jewels belonging to the...

I beg to differ - those jewels belonging to the Crown Collection are mainly those pieces that Queen Victoria decreed should be passed from Queen to Queen - hence they are usually called 'the Crown...
Forum: Royal Jewels 05-13-2017, 03:21 AM
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Posted By ldmemail
Oh yes you are right, the line that separates is...

Oh yes you are right, the line that separates is often blurred, regarding the family foundations ... I think that when the chips ever become down the Swedish Royal Jewels will be the property of the...
Forum: Royal Jewels 05-13-2017, 03:01 AM
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Posted By ldmemail
No Monarch is without resources ever ! They...

No Monarch is without resources ever ! They employ specialists to manage their portfolios etc. We will never know the full extent of the wealth but it is certainly there!
Forum: Royal Jewels 05-13-2017, 02:37 AM
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Posted By ldmemail
Well I have read extensively on the subject - two...

Well I have read extensively on the subject - two books spring to mind - The Lost Wealth of the Tsars by William Clarke and Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K Massie. Both these books dispute what...
Forum: Royal Jewels 05-13-2017, 02:20 AM
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Posted By ldmemail
The Romanovs were immensely wealthy! The Tsar had...

The Romanovs were immensely wealthy! The Tsar had a vast personal fortune - including gold reserves held with the Bank of England. Each member of the Imperial Family received apps ages from the...
Forum: Royal Jewels 04-15-2013, 05:11 AM
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Posted By ldmemail
Irina was also a granddaughter of Tsar Alexander...

Irina was also a granddaughter of Tsar Alexander III through her mother the Grand Duchess Xenia.
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