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Poetry and the Tsarina?

Included amongst the works read as a young woman by Princess Alix of Hesse, later Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna (1872-1918), were – according to letters that she wrote to her eldest sister, Victoria, Princess Louis of Battenberg – Guizot’s Reformation de la Litterature, the Life of Cromwell and Raumer’s nine-volume set, Geschichte der Hohenstaufen(Baroness Sophie Buxhoeveden…
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Westminster Abbey's Royal Brides - The House of Windsor

Westminster Abbey has been a place of worship for the Royal Family for centuries, been the venue for every coronation since 1066 and the venue for royal weddings and funerals. This article will examine the royal weddings which have taken place at Westminster Abbey between 1919 to the most recent wedding, held there in 2011. Princess Patricia of Connaught (1919) Born Victoria Patricia Helena…
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Norway's lost royal monument

Today, an impressive large statue of King Karl Johan is present at the Palace Square in Oslo. It has been there since 1875 and has become a symbol, a landmark and an icon of the entire city. What is less known is that this was not the first statue there. Before the Karl-Johan monument another, larger, statue stood on the same place. It was “The Freedom Monument”. The idea of ​​a Karl Johan…
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Queen Victoria's Wedding Dress

Queen Victoria’s wedding dress is a powerful symbol of what she would refer to in her journal as the ‘happiest day of my life’. Most probably, it represents more than any other item of clothing or object, the Queen’s identity as a royal bride. Certainly, she chose to…
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Royal Wedding Flowers: Queen Victoria

The marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert is perhaps one of the most celebrated in royal history. Not only were the couple young, rather good looking and desperately in love, their union would become the bedrock of a new royal dynasty that, in time, managed to weave itself into ruling houses across Europe. Their wedding, on February 10th 1840, was a matter of state as well as a ceremonial…
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