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Rare color photo of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor having tea at Government House in the Bahamas, 1940.


Yusupov Palace Concert Hall. The wealth of the Yusupovs enabled them to entertain not only the aristocrats but also the Russian royal family. Technically the wife of Yusupov was royal. She was the niece of Czar Nicholas II.


Sterling Price Holloway, Jr. was an American character actor/voice actor for The Walt Disney Company. well known for his distinctive tenor voice, and is known as the original voice of Walt Disney's Winnie the Pooh. (The Baileys of Balboa, The Aristocrats, Jungle Book) 1905-92


Marie and the Aristocrats Theme Birthday


King Umberto II of Italy and Queen Marie Jose (nee Princess of Belgium)


Don Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart y Falcó, 17th Duke of Alba de Tormes, Grandee of Spain (Madrid, Spain, 17 October 1878 - Lausanne, Switzerland, 24 September 1953) was a Spanish noble, diplomat, politician and art collector. He was one of the most important aristocrats of his time, and held, among other titles, the Dukedoms of Alba de Tormes and Berwick, the Countship of Lemos, Lerín and Montijo and the Marquessate of Carpio. He was also a Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece of Spain in…


Of all the aristocrats, the most politically powerful and significant were the datus (also spelled “datos,” “datoos,” or “dattoos” at that time in Spanish and English). The datu was accorded the right to act as “the law” in the community or region where he lived. This meant he was entitled to be judge, jury, and sheriff. He could also act as the “state” and “commander in chief” when it came to waging local war and creating alliances with other datus or entities. ca 1900.


After the death of Sissi's only son, Corwn Prince Rudolf, at Maylering on 30 January 1889, Sissi wore mourning dress of either black or grey