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Queen of Romania Marie of Edinburgh

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Lately I have been living in a world which I no more understand & which has become very lonely; Ileana married, Sitta gone, Nicky banished, but I struggle on. I look beaten but am I really beaten? I was always a good fighter, you remember. But fight against one's own flesh & blood?
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In a letter to her cousin George V of the United Kingdomin the 1930s. "Ileana" refers to her youngest daughter, "Sitta" to her daughter in law (Princess Helen of Greece) and "Nicky" to her son Prince Nicholas of Romania.

 
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