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I'll guess Prince Albert and Queen Victoria.
Prince Albert and Queen Victoria.
Nate,You are up early. You are wrong in your guess, but you are up early. Perhaps you should go back and get a little more rest, and try again in a few hours. HAAA HAAAAA HA.
Yes Nates right, and just before I got it. Darn
Well, well, well, back to the drawing board.
Ray, are you joining in with Nate? Not this is not Albert and Victoria.
Nate, you need to sleep in just a wee bit longer....I almost had this one! That's okay though, it's great you took care of PJM so quickly!
You're kidding! I thought Nate had it for sure! Okay, my second guess was going to be Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria and his lovely wife Elizabeth of Bavaria....
What??? You all are acting like the game is over just because Nate guesses. NATE WAS WRONG !!!!The game continues!
Heather is us early too, but perhaps she needs more rest. NO, YOU ARE WRONG ALSO !!!!Only I know the identity of the mystery couple.PJM
Well she's the spitting image of Queen Victoria in a side by side comparison. She must be related.
It is amazing how quickly everyone has given up.
Ferdinand I of Romania.with his wife Princess Marie of Edinburgh
Finally, someone gives it a try.A weak, feeble, and WRONG try, but a try nonetheless.Notice how everyone is always whining that I dont do a non-US mystery person and the first time I do you all fold?
I have an uneasy feeling Nate knows who it is, but is just giving everyone else a chance. That is why I am not taunting him.Ray in the UK on the other hand. . . He does not have a clue. He is quivering in his boots that as the UK representative in this contest, he letting the entire empire down. What a sad state of affairs.
Prince August Wilhelm Heinrich Günther with his wife Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein.
Yawn. I grow tired of this game. Everyone just guesses. No one does research, no not one. Guesses, that is all I see.Ray, you are wrong, again.
Edward, Prince of Wales and Alexandra, Princess of Denmark.
Finally, we have a winner.Why did it take you so long Ray, I thought you would get this in two minutes. I thought it would be like I had put up a picture of Abraham Lincoln in the US.Edward, Prince of Wales and Alexandra, Princess of Denmark.So how did you figure it out?PJM
I could say what I thinkof the empire, but youwouldn't print it.
Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph, Emporer of Mexico, and his wife, Charlotte (played by Bette Davis) of Belgium
Anon,No, Ray had it right, it was:Edward, Prince of Wales and Alexandra, Princess of Denmark.PJM
Excellent Ray of UK! Thank you, now I can get some housework done!
Good job Ray!
It's funny how a archetypal images work in the brain. I had a hard time getting past that this had to be Prince Albert. When I was told I was wrong, I was thinking, that this had to be a Knight of the Garter (based on his insignia), but very young, so obviously royalty. I thought it might be Edward VII, but since he came to the throne later, I kept picturing him with a full beard, less hair, and larger. I even googled "young Edward VII" and there was a photo of a similar looking fellow, but clean shaven, so I dismissed him. I started thinking that this must be Prince Albert with someone he was escorting, perhaps a relative of Victoria.Well played, Ray!
I was so sure that it wasPrince Albert, althoughit doesn't really look likeVictoria, I went for them.I recognized the insignia onhis tunic and knew it wasEnglish.I then googled prince andprincesses and got lucky.
WOW.. Good job. It's not even 8:00 here and there were already 24 comments and of course someone had guessed. That was so fast. Good job Ray.
The picture came from my Civil War WEB site, and you can see the picture and story here.http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war/1863/april/prince-princess-wales.htmI think the heir to the throne is always the Prince of Wales, so if you googled that this picture would have shown up on the first couple of pages.PJM
Thanks to Heather, Sheilaand Nate. PJMSurprised you foundthis image on Civil Warweb site. Will look itup. Thanks.
Ray,It is actually my WEB site, so I knew it was there.
Dangit! I woke up too late. I would of guessed Prince Albert in a can. Thank you, I'll be here all week.
PJM you're right!!!!
I missed the word "my"in my haste to reply.Sorry, about that. Checkedsite and booked-marked it.Will check it again in futurecompetitions, if need arises.