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PostSubject: Who knows!   Who knows! EmptyMon 21 Jan 2013, 18:20

I came across this great photo earlier, unfortunately it only has the caption '9 Kings at Windsor Castle, May 20, 1910'. Can anyone name them, aside from the obvious contender centre front? So far I've had no luck finding who is who.

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PostSubject: Re: Who knows!   Who knows! EmptyMon 21 Jan 2013, 18:44

This lot all showed up for the funeral of Edward VII on May 20th, 1910:


The German Emperor;

The King of the Hellenes;

The King of Spain;

The King of Norway;

The King of Denmark;

The King of Portugal;

The Tsar of Bulgaria;

The King of the Belgians.

But I haven't a clue who's actually who (although that looks like Kaiser Bill standing behind George V).

It was a pretty impressive gathering, Teddy's funeral - there were also lots of Serene Highnesses, Royal Highnesses and Imperial Highnesses, plus a Grand Ducal Highness or two. Not many of them left though by 1918, I think.


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PostSubject: Re: Who knows!   Who knows! EmptyMon 21 Jan 2013, 19:24

Thanks Temp, I hadn't thought of the funeral when of course it would have been for all of them to be together.

And all so self assured and secure in their positions, little did they know that it was the end of an era and indeed, the end for many, as you say.
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PostSubject: Re: Who knows!   Who knows! EmptyWed 27 Nov 2019, 19:00

@Temperance wrote:
The King of Norway

Haakon VII no less. He had been in the job for five years, Norway having left the union with Sweden in 1905 and the Norwegians having opted to take Haakon (a grandson of the then king of Denmark) as their new head of state. Haakon’s father Frederick VIII of Denmark is also in the photograph having acceded to the Danish throne in the interim.

Haakon’s great-grandson (also named Haakon) in currently crown prince of Norway and last month he attended the enthronement of the new Japanese emperor Naruhito following the abdication of his father emperor Akihito earlier in the year. The enthronement took place on 22 October while the (rugby) Union World Cup which Japan was hosting was ongoing and a week after the country had been ravaged by Typhoon Hagibis.

What I haven’t been able to work out, however, is who is the woman who accompanied Haakon to the enthronement. They can be seen arriving at the ceremony in the following clip:



(about 1:15 in)

Her manner of dress certainly stands out from the crowd.
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PostSubject: Re: Who knows!   Who knows! EmptyWed 27 Nov 2019, 19:50

Hard to say what with her being in what I take to be traditional Norwegian costume but the French society gossip magazine, 'Gala', says Haakon came without his wife, Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby, because she has pulmonary fibrosis which limits her official programmes. Whoever the lady is she doesn't seem to appear in any of the official 'royal' photos.

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PostSubject: Re: Who knows!   Who knows! EmptyWed 27 Nov 2019, 21:14

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MM, can it be Queen Sonja, the mother of Haakon, in tradtional clothing?

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PostSubject: Re: Who knows!   Who knows! EmptyWed 27 Nov 2019, 21:17

I think she is the Norwegian Ambassador to Japan, Inga M. W. Nyhamar, here pictured and similarly attired as above (centre)  with the other Embassy staff:

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PostSubject: Re: Who knows!   Who knows! EmptyWed 27 Nov 2019, 21:21

OOPS MM, I hadn't yet seen your "edit". And yes that seems more coherent than queen Sonja.
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PostSubject: Re: Who knows!   Who knows! EmptyWed 27 Nov 2019, 21:31

It seems she only 'presented her credetials', ie took up the post, two months ago:  norambtokyo tweet

PS - Going back to Vizzer's youtube of the guests arriving ... I know the Japanese are usually quite short, but King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and his wife Queen Máxima, King Felipe of Spain and Letizia, indeed nearly all the European royals fairly tower over Naruhito and the Empress.
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PostSubject: Re: Who knows!   Who knows! EmptyThu 28 Nov 2019, 21:15

@PaulRyckier wrote:
can it be Queen Sonja, the mother of Haakon, in tradtional clothing?

I had thought along those lines too Paul - but the face just didn't fit. Meles is absolutely on the money though with the ambassador. The answer is obvious now one knows.

You're right about the slightly comical aspect to the physical disparity of the attendees Meles. It's a pity that none of the videos available has a comprehensive commentary so that we could know who all these fantastically garbed and bejewelled folk are. Not being a UK royal event, of course, the BBC and the rest of the UK media were generally at arms length about it. How good it would have been to have had the deferential/subversive tones of, say, a Dimbleby informing us that we were witnessing, say, the arrival of "the impressive bulk of president Tshisekedi of the democratic republic of the Congo and his handsome wife Denise" etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Who knows!   Who knows! EmptyFri 29 Nov 2019, 10:34

It was also interesting to note who wasn't there ... Trump wasn't there and Camilla didn't accompany Charles, but I also read somewhere (probably, by accident I hasten to add, in 'Gala', which is a bit like a French equivalent of the British 'Hello!' magazine - only classier) that Alexander, the Crown Prince of Yugoslavia and claimant to the Serbian throne, had declined his invitation. He's the son of former King Peter II of Yugoslavia and his wife, Alexandra of Greece and Denmark (so he's a cousin or perhaps second-cousin, of Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh), and he was once in the line of succession to the British throne ... until he married a catholic, the Princess Maria da Gloria of Orléans-Braganza. He held the position of crown prince in the Democratic Federal Yugoslavia for just four-and-a-half months, from his birth until the declaration of the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia later in 1945. 

You'd have thought he'd have jumped at the chance to play king for the day alongside proper reigning monarchs, no?
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