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Representatives at the coronation of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia

1) Representatives of Bavaria: They are arranged in a group with four seated and three standing behind them. Prince Louis of Bavaria (1845-1921), later King Ludwig III, is sitting at the centre of the group holding a hat with a feather plume on his lap. They are all wearing ceremonial military uniform and are holding swords.

2) Representatives of the Grand Duchy of Baden: They are arranged in a group with four seated and two standing behind them to the left. They are wearing ceremonial military uniform and are holding swords.

3) Representatives of Denmark: They are arranged in a group with three seated and three standing behind them. Crown Prince Frederik, later King Frederik VIII (1843-1912) is sitting at the centre of the group facing partly to the right. They are all wearing ceremonial military uniform.

4) Representatives of the Grand Duchy of Hesse and by Rhine: There are ten men arranged in a group with four seated and six standing in a row behind them. Ernst Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine (1868-1937) is sitting second from the left. All are wearing ceremonial military uniform or formal dress.

5) Representatives of France: They are standing in a group on a stone staircase with an open door behind them. All are wearing ceremonial military uniform.

6) Representatives of Romania: They are arranged in a group with Prince Ferdinand of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1865-1927), later King Ferdinand I of Romania, sitting at the centre. All are wearing ceremonial military uniform.

7) Representatives of the United States of America: They are arranged in a group with three women at the centre wearing formal dresses. General McCook, the military envoy, is standing to the far left and there are two men to the far right. All are wearing ceremonial military uniform.

8) Representatives of the United States of America: Clifton Rodes Breckinridge (1846-1932), the Minister to Russia, is seated in the middle of the group. His wife is sitting beside him to the left and Mrs Peirce is sitting to the right. Five men are standing in a row behind them with Admiral Selfridge (1836-1924), the naval envoy, standing second from the right wearing naval uniform.

9) Representatives of the Netherlands: Seated at the centre of the group is a woman wearing a formal dress with a young girl standing beside her to the left. There is a man seated to the left and two men seated to the right. Six men are standing in a row behind. All of the men are wearing ceremonial military dress.

10) Representatives of Japan: There are nine men arranged in a group with five seated and four standing behind. Yamagata Aritomo (1838-1922), the Ambassador Extrodinary, is sitting at the centre of the group. All are wearing ceremonial military uniform or formal dress.

11) Representatives of Turkey: There are six men arranged in a group with four seated and two standing. Mr Zia-Pascha, the Ambassador Extrodinary, is sitting second from the right. They are all wearing military uniform or formal dress and several are wearing a fez.

12) Representatives of China: There are twenty-two men standing in a group with Li-Hung-Tchang (1823-1901), the Ambassador Extraordinary, seated at the front of the group to the right. They are wearing a mix of traditional Chinese costume and western military uniforms.

13) Representatives of Siam: Prince Shira of Siam is sitting to the left with a small table in front of him. There are two attendants beside him to the right, one seated and one standing. They are all wearing ceremonial military uniform. 

14) Representatives of Württemberg: There are five men arranged in a group with three seated and two standing behind. Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg (1865-1939) is sitting at the centre of the group. They are all wearing ceremonial military uniform. 

15) Representatives of Mexico: Don Manuel Iturbe, the Envoy Extraordinary, is sitting to the left wearing a heavily embroidered jacket and a sash. Two men are standing to the right, also wearing formal dress.

16) Representatives of the Emirate of Bukhara: There are six men arranged in a group with five sitting in a row and one standing behind. Emir Seid-Abdoul-Akhad-Khan (1859-1911) is sitting at the centre of the group. They are all wearing traditional costume or military uniform.

17) Representatives of the nobility: There is a large group of men gathered in front of a stone building which has three arches supported by columns, a balcony and windows in the gothic style. All are wearing military uniform. 

18) The suite of Nicholas II: There are sixty-five men arranged in a long group with the front row seated. All are wearing ceremonial military uniform and many are carrying swords.

19) Correspondents and artists

February 4, 1917 - Germans Retreat to the Strongly Fortified Hindenburg Line

Pictured - A picture taken by Canadian forces facing the Hindenburg line. The Germans reduced the length of their defenses by twenty-five miles, freeing up troops and falling back to extensively prepared positions.

While America prepared for war across the Atlantic, the Germans revealed their new strategy for 1917 on the Western Front. On February 4, in a brilliant defensive move, the German army in the West withdrew from its positions to a new, intensively fortified position which they called the Siegfried Line. The Entente named it the HIndenburg line, after the German chief of staff.

Hindenburg had his soldiers leave the kinks and salients that had been created during the battles of 1916. This shortened the German line by 25 miles, freeing up thirteen divisions for service in reserve. The new German front was located several miles behind the old one, ceding a bit of useless ground to the Allies but positioned their men on strong new positions specifically chosen for the defense. Rolls and rolls of barbed wire covered the fronts of the trenches, while concrete pillboxes and deep dug-outs secured the new positions. Second and third defensive lines guarded the first front of trenches.

For weeks Allied troops had heard explosions, sawing, and digging behind the German front, and know they knew why. Between the Hindenburg line and the old front, the Germans had systematically devastated the area. Sawn-down trees blocked roads, orchards were uprooted, and every farm and building burnt to the ground. The few still standing had been booby-trapped. The Bapaume town hall blew up when French deputies went inside to investigate, and several members of a British divisional staff met the same fate. Allied soldiers marveled at the extent of damage done. Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria had objected to the scorched earth tactics, but Hindenburg overruled him.

Heinrich von Wittelsbach, Prince of Bavaria, agreed to his former tutor’s new baby being named after him and acted as his Godfather. The prince was killed by a sniper’s bullet in November 1916.

The “White Lady” is a ghostly apparition of a woman dressed all in white, who is said to appear whenever a descendant of the House of Habsburg is about to die.

According to folklore, she was seen at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna the night before Marie Antoinette was executed. She was also reported to have been seen by some near Mayerling, where crown Prince Rudolf committed suicide, and by his mother, Empress Elisabeth, shortly before she was assassinated.

Die Prinzregententorte is a cake from Bayern (Bavaria), consisting of at least 6, usually 7, thin layers of sponge cake interlaid with chocolate buttercream and a topping of apricot jam. The exterior is covered in a dark chocolate glaze. It’s very popular in Bavaria, available in shops and cafes year-round. The cake is named after Prince Luitpold, who was prince regent of Bavaria beginning in 1886. Its exact origin remains in dispute; among those claimed as its creators are the prince regent’s cook, Johann Rottenhoeffer, the baker Anton Seidl, and the baking firm of Heinrich Georg Erbshäuser.

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Members of several royal families across Europe and the world in attendance at the Te Deum church service marking the King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 70th birthday today.

  • King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain
  • Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
  • Crown Prince Alois and Crown Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein
  • Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • Tsar Simeon II and Margarita of Bulgaria
  • Princess Takamado of Japan
  • Crown Prince Alexander and Princess Katherine of Serbia
  • Prince Leopold and Princess Ursula of Bavaria
  • Prince Manuel and Princess Anne of Bavaria
  • Prince Hubertus and Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Originally owned by Queen Therese of Bavaria, Princess of Saxe-Hildburghausen (b.1792-1854) who bequested the jewels to her second son, King Otto of Greece, Prince of Bavaria (b.1832-1862). As he and his wife, Queen Amalia of Greece, Princess of Oldenburg b.(1818-1875), were childless these jewels were handed down to the king’s nephew, Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria (b.1859-1949), thence by descent. The parure is known within the family as the ‘Queen Amalia Parure’.

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Bavarian Royal Jewels - Queen Amalia Parure Originally owned by Queen Therese of Bavaria, Princess of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1792-1854) who bequested the jewels to her second son, King Otto of Greece, Prince of Bavaria (1832-1862). As he and his wife, Queen Amalia of Greece, Princess of Oldenburg (1818-1875), were childless these jewels were handed down to the king’s nephew, Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria (b.1859-1949). The parure is known within the family as the ‘Queen Amalia Parure’

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Swedish royal christening: Prince Carl Philip (31 August 1979)

Carl Philip Edmund Bertil, prince of Sweden was born on 13 May 1979 as the second child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. His christening took place at the Royal Chapel on 31 August 1979. His godparents were Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland (paternal great-uncle), Princess Birgitta of Sweden (paternal aunt), Prince Leopold of Bavaria and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (his father’s first cousin). His parents and his older sister, Crown Princess Victoria (2 years old) attended his christening.

Top Five Ships You’ll Go Down With No Matter What

i was tagged by @kat2107

1. Steve/Tony (Marvel)-  Yeah, you all knew this one was coming, but we’ve all got our weaknesses.

2. Remy/Rogue (Marvel)- Someday I will write a screed on Remy as the ultimate messed up Catholic boy with an obsession for the ultimate untouchable girl.  I love them both, but I like them better together.

3. Janeway/Chakotay (ST: Voyager)- I love Tom and B’Elanna.  I love Janeway and Seven.  I love the Doctor and Seven.  I harbor a secret desire for Kes to hook up with Tuvok.  But you’ll pry my Janeway/Chakotay from my cold, dead hands.

4. Bob/Dot Matrix (ReBoot): I had three laptops named Bob after my favorite Net Guardian, and Dot was the best.  Period.  Full stop.  Always sad the series ended the way it did.  Time for a full memory wipe and clean boot.

5.  Gabriel Knight/Grace Nakimura (Gabriel Knight Games):  Grace, you deserved better than Gabriel.  You did.  We all know it.  I mean, when your boss and love interest becomes a werewolf after an ill-fated demon hunt and possible homosexual affair with the guy who ruined Prince Ludwig of Bavaria a hundred and fifty years ago, you deserve a paid vacation.  But let’s face it, the guy’s got some redeeming characteristics and you like the adventure.  Might as well get laid. 8)

I’m tagging @dr-kara @copperbadge  @marchingjaybird  @knottahooker @flatbear and @tehnakki

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Time for the return of the “Living People Related to Maria Theresa” game!

This is Princess Alice Isabella Maria of Bavaria. She is the second daughter of Prince Luitpold of Bavaria and his wife, Katrin  Wiegand. Alice is a cognitive biology researcher and the manager of the University of Vienna’s Goffin Lab.

Princess Alice Isabella Maria of Bavaria (Born June 25th, 1981 ) –> Prince Luitpold of Bavaria -> Irmingard of Bavaria -> Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria -> Ludwig III -> Auguste Ferdinande of Austria -> Maria Anna of Saxony -> Carolina of Parma ->Maria Amalia of Austria -> Maria Theresa