Consuelo Vanderbilt, the only daughter of William Kissam Vanderbilt, who became Duchess of Marlborough.
Consuelo Vanderbilt. Consuelo Balsan (formerly, Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough; born Consuelo Vanderbilt) (2 March 1877 – 6 December 1964), was a member of the prominent American Vanderbilt family. Her marriage to the Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough became an international emblem of the socially advantageous but loveless marriages common during the Gilded Age.
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The Duchess of Marlborough (Consuelo Vanderbilt) in her robes for the coronation of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (1902)
Lowesby Hall | Leicestershire, England. Once the seat of the Marquiss of Blandford, John Albert Edward William Spencer-Churchill, 10th Duke of Marlborough, eldest son of Consuelo Vanderbilt.
Consuelo Vanderbilt | At her home on El Vedado, Palm Beach, FL, in 1964 (Mrs. Jacques Balsan, the former Duchess of Marlborough). LIFE Magazine. Royals. Socialite. Interior Design. Architecture. Elegant.
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Consuelo Vanderbilt | A very young Duchess of Marlborough photographed by Davis & Sanford wearing a bib-like bertha (c.1895)
Press clipping about Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, the first cousin once removed of Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan (his mother Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney was Consuelo's first cousin and the daughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt II and Alice Claypoole Gwynne).
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Victoria Louise of Prussia, duchess of Braunschweig-Lüneburg, princess of Hanover, princess of Great Britain & Ireland 1892 –1980, only daughter of William II, German Emperor and Empress Augusta Victoria. Maternal grandmother of Queen Sophie of Spain and the former King Constantine II of the Hellenes.Duchess of Brunswick by marriage. Great great-granddaughter of Louise of Prussia, whom she resembles in this photo.
Blenheim Palace | Woodstock, England. To this day, a portrait of Consuelo Vanderbilt, first wife of the 9th Duke of Marlborough still hands in the family quarters. It was her dowry which saved and restored Blenheim Palace for future generations of the Spencer-Churchill family.
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Parure 'The Lotos Flowers' and necklace presented to Grand Duchess Maria by her father Alexander II in 1874. Maria was the only daughter in Emperor's family so her parents did everything for her. Maria became The Duchess of Edinburg at the age of 21 and wore these jewels on the coronation of Nikolay II in 1896. After Maria's death her jewels were gained by the sister of HMTQ Elizabeth II's husband. After her death the jewels were sold and
Eleanor of Aquitaine (c.1122 – 1204) Eleanor was one of the most powerful women of the Middle Ages. Duchess of Aquitaine in her own right, she would go onto become queen-consort of France and later queen of England. Eleanor was the elder daughter of William, tenth Duke of Aquitaine. The exact date of her birth is unknown, but she was raised in one of Europe's most cultured courts and given an excellent education. She later became an
Consuelo Vanderbilt | Consuelo: Portrait of an American Heiress (Jun 1979) by James Brough.
A picture of the new Duke and Duchess of Marlborough can be seen on the table to the right
The former home of Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan in Southampton NY is currently for sale for $28 million.
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MISS MAGGIE WALKER The daughter of a former slave, who in 1903 became the first woman of any race to found and become president of an American bank.
Grand Duchess Anastasia,the last and the most naughty daughter of Nikolay II, she was very much alike his mother Maria.She has got blue eyes, ginger hair and full figure but was very mobile, with a talent of a comic actress.Was very close to Rasputin who called her 'sunshine ray'.She became the leader among her sisters; known she taught them to smoke at the exile. From her mother she got hemophilia that also passed to Alexey. Died at the age of
romanovs: Princess Irina Alexandrovna (1895-1970) was the daughter of Grand Duchess Xenia (Nicholas’ sister) and Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich. She married Prince Felix Yusupov, who is best known for his involvement in the murder of Grigori Rasputin.
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In Greek Mythology Medusa, one of the three Gorgons, daughter of Phorcys and Ceto. She was the only one of the Gorgons who was subject to mortality. She is celebrated for her personal charms and the beauty of her locks. Neptune became enamoured of her, and obtained her favours in the temple of Minerva. This violation of the sanctity of the temple provoked Minerva, and she changed the beautiful locks of Medusa, which had inspired Neptune’s love to serpents. According to Apollodorus, Medusa an
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Lady Diana, Duchess of Bedford and her grandmother Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough by Maria Verelst, 1744
The British newspaper front pages are seen following Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William Duke of Cambridge introducing their newborn daughter at The Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital on May 3, 2015 in London, England
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge pose for a family photo after the christening of their daughter Princess Charlotte of Cambridge at the Sandringham Estate on July 5, 2015 in King's Lynn, England.
Grand Duchess Anastasia,the last and the most naughty daughter of Nikolay II, she was very much alike his mother Maria.She has got blue eyes, ginger hair and full figure but was very mobile, with a talent of a comic actress.Was very close to Rasputin who called her 'sunshine ray'.She became the leader among her sisters; known she taught them to smoke at the exile. From her mother she got hemophilia that also passed to Alexei. Died at the age of 17 and got more than 30 pretenders on her name
THE ROMANOVS JEWELRY ~ Spectacular floral tiara of Princess Natalia Golitsyn (1907-1989) She was the wife of Grand Duke Vassili, son of GD Xenia, Nikolay II's sister ~ NY ca 1959. Tiara was inherited by her only daughter Marina Romanov (b. 1940) who lives in California, the USA and got three daughters and one son from her marriage on William Beadleston ~