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« on: November 03, 2010, 09:44:38 PM »

I was going to post these in the Photos thread but  Miss W threads gave me this idea  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2010, 09:48:57 PM »

Alfonso XIII (Alfonso León Fernando María Jaime Isidro Pascual Antonio de Borbón y Austria-Lorena; anglicised: Alphonse Leon Ferdinand Mary James Isidor Pascal Anthony of Bourbon and Austria-Lorraine) (Madrid, 17 May 1886 – Rome, 28 February 1941), King of Spain, posthumous son of Alfonso XII of Spain, was proclaimed King at his birth. He reigned from 1886-1931. His mother, Queen Maria Christina, was appointed regent during his minority. In 1902, on attaining his 16th year, the King assumed control of the state.

Alfonso's reign began well. The French newspaper Le Figaro described the young King as "the happiest and best-loved of all the rulers of the earth".( Huh?  Laughing )
During his reign, Spain lost its last colonies in the Americas (Cuba and Puerto Rico) and the Philippines; fought and, after several setbacks, won a war in Morocco; witnessed the start of the Spanish Generation of 1927, and endured the dictatorship of Miguel Primo de Rivera, which ultimately cost him the throne.

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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2010, 09:49:18 PM »



VE with Felipe!

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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2010, 09:51:06 PM »

That's a picture of one hell of a party...
Two gentlemen are sound asleep and the other two look bored out of their minds. In fact in a situation like this many people ponder about the theory of time relativity....
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2010, 09:56:54 PM »

Clara  Star love the pictures, can you give some more info on VE, Class picture of the four men
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2010, 09:57:55 PM »

HSH Princess Victoria Eugenie Julia Ena of Battenberg was born on 24 October 1887 at Balmoral Castle, in Scotland in the United Kingdom. Her father was Prince Henry of Battenberg, the fourth child and third son of Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine by his morganatic wife and her mother was Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, the fifth daughter and youngest child of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
Victoria Eugenie grew up in Queen Victoria's household, as the British monarch had reluctantly allowed Beatrice to marry on the condition that she remain her mother's full time companion and personal secretary. She therefore spent her childhood at Windsor Castle, Balmoral, and Osborne House on the Isle of Wight.  During a summer in Osborne, Victoria Eugenie met Grand Duke Boris Vladimirovich of Russia, a cousin to Nicholas II. The Grand Duke felt attracted to the beautiful British princess and when they met again in Nice in 1905, he proposed marriage to her. She was about to accept but declined at the last moment. In 1905 King Alfonso XIII of Spain made an official visit to the UK. Victoria Eugenie's uncle, King Edward VII, hosted a dinner in Buckingham Palace, in honour of the Spanish King. Alfonso sat down between Queen Alexandra and Princess Helena, King Edward's sister. Suddenly he noticed Victoria Eugenie and he asked Princess Helena who was that princess with almost white hair. When she noticed the King's eyes upon her, Victoria Eugenie felt abashed. Everybody knew that King Alfonso was looking for a suitable bride and one of the strongest candidates was Princess Patricia of Connaught, daughter of King Edward's brother, the Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn. But now Victoria Eugenie had drawn the King's attention and, as Princess Patricia seemed not to be impressed by the Spanish monarch, Alfonso's interest in Victoria Eugenie grew. After a year of rumours about which princess the King of Spain would marry, Maria Christina of Austria finally acceded to her son's selection in January 1906 and wrote a letter to Princess Beatrice, Victoria Eugenie's mother, telling her about the love Alfonso felt for her daughter and seeking unofficial contact with King Edward VII. Some days later in Windsor, King Edward congratulated his niece on her future engagement.

The Spanish royal family went into exile on 14 April 1931 after municipal elections brought Republicans to power in most of the major cities, leading to the proclamation of the second Spanish Republic. Alfonso XIII had hoped that his voluntary exile might avert a civil war between the Republicans and the Nationalists. The royal family went to live in France and later Italy. Ena and Alfonso later separated, and she lived partly in the UK and, after being invited to leave this country by its government, in Switzerland. She purchased a chateau, the Vieille Fontaine, outside of Lausanne.

In 1938, the whole family gathered in Rome for the baptism of Don Juan's eldest son, Juan Carlos of Spain. On 15 January 1941, Alfonso XIII, feeling his death was near, transferred his rights to the Spanish crown to his son Don Juan de Borbon, Count of Barcelona. On 12 February, Alfonso suffered a first heart attack. Alfonso died on 28 February 1941.

Ena returned briefly to Spain in February 1968, to stand as godmother at the baptism of her great-grandson, Infante Don Felipe, the son of Infante Don Juan Carlos de Borbón y Borbón Dos-Sicilias (later King Juan Carlos I of Spain) and Princess Sofia of Greece and Denmark (later Queen Sofia).

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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2010, 10:04:58 PM »

Thanks Clara, knew she must of being british, but did,nt know she was a battenberg, so she was a great/grand aunt of Prince Philip?  She must of had some life, totally different world from when she was young to when she died..God QV was really the grandmother of Europe.
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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2010, 10:15:35 PM »

Thanks Clara, knew she must of being british, but did,nt know she was a battenberg, so she was a great/grand aunt of Prince Philip?  She must of had some life, totally different world from when she was young to when she died..God QV was really the grandmother of Europe.
PPhilip's mother's Alice of Battemberg was the grandchild of the Grand Duchess of Hesse(daughter of Q.Victoria), they are all related in more than one way  Crazy
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2010, 10:20:33 PM »

Ena with her brothers:



On her own:



With her father, who was only allowed to do one usefull thing in his life and that killed him:



With her brothers and her mother, Princess Beatrice:

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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2010, 10:21:01 PM »

Okay, being perfectly shallow, I do not find Ena beautiful, I have also read that Grand Duchess Elizaveta (sister of Tsarina Alix) was the most beautiful princess in her generation, and that Princess Louise (Duchess of Argyll) was the most attractive of Victoria's daughters (that is one hell of a qualifier, I think they were all damn ugly).  
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« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2010, 10:25:45 PM »

Okay, being perfectly shallow, I do not find Ena beautiful, I have also read that Grand Duchess Elizaveta (sister of Tsarina Alix) was the most beautiful princess in her generation, and that Princess Louise (Duchess of Argyll) was the most attractive of Victoria's daughters (that is one hell of a qualifier, I think they were all damn ugly).  
I guess the definition of beauty has changed and we no longer have the same ideas. I think there are some pics were VE looks very good, others no so much.
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« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2010, 10:29:12 PM »

From Vickys daughters Louise was the prettiest

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« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2010, 10:30:18 PM »

I'm with Shoshanah, there wasn't too much competition  

Miss W if they see you calling her Vicky in TRF some posters will have a heart attack  Laughing
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« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2010, 10:38:30 PM »

I'm with Shoshanah, there wasn't too much competition  

Miss W if they see you calling her Vicky in TRF some posters will have a heart attack  Laughing

Oh, I´m sorry Queen Victoria!



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« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2010, 10:39:16 PM »

Video of Alfonso XIII talking: http://www.youtube.com/wa...p;feature=player_embedded

With his cousin the Duke of Galliera, who married another granddaughter of Q.Victoria:



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