"Prince Harry and Prince William surprised Invictus Games hopefuls with an impromptu visit to the final trial session ahead of the British Armed Forces team selection.
Those vying for a place in the Athletics team were being put through their paces on the track and in the field at Lee Valley Athletics Centre , London, when they were joined by the two Royal guests. Prince William and Prince Harry spent more than an hour speaking with the wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women hoping to be involved in the action, now little more than a month away.
Launched by Prince Harry earlier this year, the Invictus Games will use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect of those who serve their country.”
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Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia
“At 14, she was already tall and womanly; her figure was noble and majestic, softened by all graces of her gender and age. Her features were regular, and her complexion fair as alabaster. Innocence, candour, and serenity stamped their divine impressions on her brow; and light flaxen hair…fell in ringlets on her well-turned neck. Her heart, her talents, and her intellect were in unison with her exterior appearance.”
Alexandra saw a miniature of her future husband and convinced herself to be in love with him and that she will be happy ‘forever’. This, of course, never fully came true. The Austrian Empress, her husband’s sister-in-law, rendered Alexandra’s life so intolerable out of pure jealousy that when Emperor Paul learned how his favorite child had been treated, “he flew into a rage, demanded that she should be sent back to St. Petersburg, and even threatened war."
The couple settled in a different castle and was extremely happy. However, this happiness turned out to be temporary as Alexandra died after giving birth at the age of seventeen. Her death was inevitable as the pregnancy and childbirth had greatly weakened her. The baby, a girl, was a stillborn. The young husband was grief-stricken and cried for a very long time. Her death occurred during the same week as her father’s murder. Both were terrible blows for the Romanov family.
For many years, Alexandra’s tomb was carefully maintained by the Orthodox Church in Russia. But after the Revolution, everything changed. Her coffin was exhumed and the jewels on Alexandra’s corpse were robbed. In the end, her remains were reburied to the family vault of the Hapsburgs. [Source]
Beatrice Elizabeth Mary of York (b. 08 August 1988)
King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands granted artist Marte Röling the Medal of Honor for Arts and Science, 4 June 2014.
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Marius Borg Hoby Spam
Stone(s): Moonstone, Diamond
Source: Yafa Signed Jewels
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