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27 April 1882 – Wedding of Prince Leopold and Princess Helena of Waldeck-Pyrmont at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor.

‘A lovely sight she was, her white satin dress & train, embroidered with silver lilies & trimmed with Brussels lace. She wore on her head a diamond diadem, in the shape of flowers (a Waldeck family jewel) surrounded by a bridal wreath & a long tulle veil’ Queen Victoria

Around 9pm on December 10th, Percy flew out the window of our apartment in Pyrmont, Sydney, Australia.

We’re frantically searching the neighborhood, but we haven’t found her yet. I know this is a long shot, but if anyone sees her, please please please try to catch her. She’s very tame and friendly, and will come to you if called.

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Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

Leopold George Duncan Albert was born 7 April 1853.

He was the eighth child and youngest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Leopold was later created Duke of Albany, Earl of Clarence, and Baron Arklow.

He had haemophilia, which led to his death at the age of just 30 on the 28 March 1884

Palace of Arolsen, Waldeck-Frankenberg district, Hesse

Arolsen was the capital of the tiny Principality of Waldeck and Pyrmont. When Count Friedrich Anton Ulrich of Waldeck and Pyrmont was elevated Prince Heritable, he decided to build a splendid new castle in the style of Versailles. The bare brickwork was built from 1710 to 1728, but completion of the interior took several more decades. Building and furnishing the castle significantly overstretched the financial capabilities of the little state, and as a result, it was forced to associate itself to Prussia. The last Prince of Waldeck-Pyrmont was forced to abdicate on November 13, 1918. Negotiations about the distribution of the family assets lasted until 1929 and ended with an everlasting right for the family to live in the castle, while all other assets were brought under the control of a government agency.

Parts of the castle are still inhabited by members of the family of Waldeck and Pyrmont. Other parts are a museum hosting the Prince Waldecksche Court Library, which holds virtually all literature of the 18th Century in relevant fields of knowledge.

The castle was the birthplace of Queen consort Emma of the Netherlands and is frequently visited by Dutch tourists.

anonymous asked:

so now that sophias instagram is public, i saw her sydney pictures. weird thing is: 1D stayed in "the darling" hotel in pyrmont / darling harbour. but sophias pictures are from an apartment in mcmahonspoint (which is where i live so i'm 100% sure. so it looks like eleanor& sophia were staying on the opposite side of sydney harbour in a flat while one direction and their crew was in a hotel lots of kilometers apart..

I’ll take your word for it because all I know about Sydney Harbor is the opera house. LOL But that’s no surprise. These fakelationships were all smoke and mirrors. And I think separate accommodations for the beards is the least they could do. Not only for Louis and Liam’s sakes, but for and Harry and Zayn’s too.

I mean this pic says it all about Sydney 2015:

No Harry. No Zayn. Subdued Louis and Liam. Beards earning that paycheck. And ever supportive wingman Niall. I’m so sorry any of them had to endure stunts like this.

It also helps explain why 1DHQ pushed narratives like unhappy Zayn and Harry and Louis hating each other. So many lies told to support other lies. *sigh*