Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Photo Number 224
This is a old postcard it has lines on the back but no markings. I bought this at an Antique Shop in Dorset, Minnesota. I knew right away it was foreign. I have no idea what all the letters mean..but here they are.
LL. AA. RR, La Grande-Duchesse Charlotte et le Prince Felix de Luxembourg
Edouard Kutter Phot. De Le Cour
Translation: Grand Duchess Charlotte married Prince Felix. She took the throne in January of 1919, after her sister abdicated, on November 06, 1919 she married Felix of Bourbon, Prince of Parma. This was apparently their wedding photograph. She was born in 1896 so she would have been 23 in this photo. They went on to have six children. She ruled from 1919 to 1964.
Anyway about the photo, she has a lovely bouquet, but I am not sure of the type of flowers, if you click on the photo to enlarge it you will notice that her dress is made from a brocade type material. She has gloves on and is holding something in her left hand, perhaps a handkerchief all folded up..the groom is holding his gloves behind his back.
I did find out the Edouard Kutter was the Grand Ducal Court Photographer.
Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)
Update** Thank you to Intense Guy for an explanation of the letters! :
I know LL.AA.SS. stands for Leurs Altesses Serenissme which means Their Serene Highnesses in French. I think RR is "regal" or "royal" as it would likely be "their Royal Highnesses".
His Royal Highness (HRH abbreviated in the plural LL. AA. RR.) Is an honorific placed before the names of some members of some royal families who are neither king nor queen. The "RR" is "royale(s)"