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> Picture with Orders Identification., Romanian Military Museum 17. 03. 2007.
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Posted: March 29, 2007 06:01 pm
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Hallo Gentlemen,

On a recent visit to the Romanian Military Museum in Bucharest I saw this picture on a notice Board at the front gate.

(IMG:http://img475.imageshack.us/img475/7039/s3600217fw5.jpg)

Can anybody identifiy the person and orders in the picture?

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Posted: March 30, 2007 08:06 am
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QUOTE (New Connaught Ranger @ March 29, 2007 06:01 pm)
Hallo Gentlemen,

On a recent visit to the Romanian Military Museum in Bucharest I saw this picture on a notice Board at the front gate.

(IMG:http://img475.imageshack.us/img475/7039/s3600217fw5.jpg)

Can anybody identifiy the person and orders in the picture?

Kevin in Deva. :D

Queen Mary...sorry, at that time she was only Princess ! She seems to wear the Grand Cross from the Stanislaw Order and the Grand Cross from the Crown Order

This post has been edited by b737 on March 30, 2007 08:32 am
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Posted: April 14, 2007 08:52 pm
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Posted: April 24, 2007 12:30 pm
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I think she is actually wearing the Russian Order of St Catherine!

As the daughter of a Grand Duchess, and grandaughter of a Tsar - Alexander II - she would have been given the Order as a courtesy. She would not merit the Order of St Stanislaw, despite her rank.

The Order of St Catherine was the only Russian Order for Ladies only. It was given to Grand Duchesses of the Blood, the wives of Russian Grand Dukes, and foreign female Royalty.

She can be seen wearing the Order of St Catherine in various photos at the time of Nicholas II's Coronation!

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Posted: April 26, 2007 11:35 pm
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Some further info on the Russian Imperial Order of Saint Catherine

http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/OrderStCat.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_Saint_Catherine

Here is the star itself. It seems to be the one she is wearing beneath her Order of the Crown:

(IMG:http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/4791/orderofstcatherinestarxr5.th.jpg)
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