King Manuel II (1889-1932) and Auguste Vitória of Hohenzollern (1890-1966)


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:previous: It was informative to learn that King Manuel II of Portugal did not like the color blue.
Think of how many times that Prince William, Duke of Cambridge has worn blue suits.
 
:previous: It was informative to learn that King Manuel II of Portugal did not like the color blue.
Think of how many times that Prince William, Duke of Cambridge has worn blue suits.

This is interesting information. Why did King Manuel II not like the color blue?
 
Initiatives to mark the 90th anniversary of the death of King Manuel II:

The Casa de Bragança Foundation, which promotes the initiative, revealed today that the 2022 concert season, with free admission, will honor King Manuel II, on the 90th anniversary of his death.

Eight concerts will take place in the chapel of the Paço Ducal, until October, on the last Friday of the month, and the closing is scheduled for December 9, always at 9:00 pm.


The inaugural concert, this Friday, includes music from the time of D. Manuel II, by a string and wind quartet, made up of Catarina Bastos (violin), Gabriela Barros (viola d'arco), César Gonçalves (cello) and Franz-Jurgen Dorsam (bassoon and arrangements).

The program includes, for the 27th of May, the concert "Musica Pro Anima", by a singing trio, violin and harp, which includes Patrycja Gabrel, Carolina Figueiredo and Ana Castanhito.

The concert "From Bach to Reinaldo Hann" is scheduled for June 24th, by Pedro Vieira de Almeida (piano), Marcos Lázaro (violin) and Ramon Maschio (classical guitar).

On the 2nd of July, the date on which the 90th anniversary of the death of King Manuel II is celebrated, the only concert of this initiative will take place in the church of Agostinhos, at 17:00, by the Invicta All Stars clarinet orchestra, with artistic direction by António Saiote.

The concerts "Camomiana" (July 29), "D. Manuel II and the Romantics -- around Wagner" (August 26), "Voyage through the Mediterranean" (August 30), September), "Portuguese music in the reign of King Manuel II" (28 October) and "Danças Unprevistas" (9 December).

https://www.fcbraganca.pt/eventos/temporada-de-concertos-2022-programa/

https://www.noticiasaominuto.com/cu...ca-classica-em-vila-vicosa-com-nove-concertos
 
A video about Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern:

 
On December 8, 1908, the newspapers reported that King D.Manuel II was ill with a flu attack.

As he was ill, King D.Manuel II was unable to fulfill his commitments. The King did not leave his chambers on the advice of his assistant physician, António de Lancastre.


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On the 10th of December, the "Diário Ilustrado" reported that King D.Manuel II was better and that the day before he had already gotten up.

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On the 11th of December, the "Diário Ilustrado" reported that King D.Manuel II's state of health had improved.

A veritable pilgrimage of people had traveled to the Palácio das Necessidades to find out about the King and to inscribe their names in the visitor registers.

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On the 12th of December, it was reported that the King, having almost completely recovered the day before, had already left his chambers.


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On the 17th of December, the "Diário Ilustrado" reported that King D.Manuel II was already restored. The day before, many people had gone to the Palácio das Necessidades to ask for news about the king.

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On the 19th of December, the "Diário Ilustrado" said that King D.Manuel II had already recovered and that he had gone for a drive in his car.

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https://monarquiaportuguesa.blogs.sapo.pt/rei-d-manuel-ii-ficou-doente-em-1908-1111864
 
At Portsmouth the coffin of ex- King Manoel is carried aboard HMS Concord for burial in Portugal (2 Aug 1932):

 
Tatler portrait of King Manuel II and his mother on October 27, 1909
http://www.maryevans.com/history/11801147


The caption says the King was planning a visit to England for a possible 'marital announcement of extreme interest', but it appears he was in poor health at the time.

Was the king trying to arrange a marriage into the British royal family?
 
The caption says the King was planning a visit to England for a possible 'marital announcement of extreme interest', but it appears he was in poor health at the time.

Was the king trying to arrange a marriage into the British royal family?

Princess Victoria Patricia of Connaught was not yet married. Was there a possibility Manuel II was considering her to be his spouse?
 
Princess Victoria Patricia of Connaught was not yet married. Was there a possibility Manuel II was considering her to be his spouse?

Rumor has it that Victoria Patricia of Connaught was one of the most desirable princesses to marry Prince Luís Filipe (the brother of Manuel II).
But I don't know if there was a possibility of her becoming the wife of King Manuel II.
But I've read a few times that Manuel II still tried to get a bride in the British royal family. But I don't know if it's true.
 
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Rare footage of the last King of Portugal, Dom Manuel II, from the French documentary "Les Aigles Foudroyes":

 
A tribute video to King D. Manuel II with images of the king.

 
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