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    Posted: 14-May-2015 at 20:23
Royal princes, even those who were heirs to a throne, sometimes had hemophilia.      

The youngest of Queen Victoria of Great Britain's sons, Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, had hemophilia.     
In 1868, the British Medical Journal reported one of his bleeding episodes: His Royal Highness ... who had previously been in full health and activity, has been suffering during the last week from severe accidental hemorrhage. The Prince was reduced to a state of extreme and dangerous exhaustion by the loss of blood.
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Prince Leopold's sister, Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse-Darmstadt, had two sons, Ernest and Frederick William.    
Frederick, called "Frittie," was a hemophiliac.    
In 1873 Ernest and Frederick were playing in their mother's room. The windows which reached to the floor were open. Three-year-old Frittie fell out the window and fell to the terrace below. Bleeding in the brain began. By nightfall Frederick William was dead.
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Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine was a daughter of Grand Duchess Alice of Hesse-Darmstadt.     
In 1888 Irene married her first cousin, Prince Heinrich of Prussia.    
They had three sons. Two of the brothers were hemophiliacs. They were Prince Waldemar and Prince Heinrich Viktor.
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Alexei (Alexis) Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, was the only son of Tsar Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra of Russia.     
Alexandra was a daughter of Grand Duchess Alice of Hesse-Darmstadt.     
Alexei was a hemophiliac.
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Princess Beatrice was the youngest daughter of Queen Victoria of Great Britain and Albert the Prince Consort.    
Princess Beatrice married Prince Henry of Battenberg. Their son Prince Leopold was a hemophiliac.
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Princess Victoria Eugenie was the daughter of Prince Henry and Princess Beatrice of Battenberg.             
In 1906 Victoria Eugenie married King Alfonso XIII of Spain.     
In 1907 their first son, Alfonso, Prince of Asturias, was born. Prince Alfonso was a hemophiliac.
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Princess Alice of Albany, Countess of Athlone, was the daughter of Prince Leopold, Queen Victoria's son.       
Alice's son, Prince Rupert of Teck (1907-1928) was a hemophiliac. He bled to death after he was in a car accident.
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Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg married King Alfonso XIII of Spain.    
Their son Infante Gonzalo was a hemophiliac.
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Because of the Tsarevich Alexis' hemophilia, the Empress Alexandra of Russia did not want him to play often with the small Romanov cousins who appeared infrequently at the palace with their parents.    
Alexandra considered most of them rough and rude.     
She was afraid that they would knock Alexis down while playing their games.      
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  Quote LeopoldPhilippe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Jul-2015 at 20:04
Grigori Rasputin became a close, trusted advisor to Empress Alexandra of Russia.     
Rasputin gained the Empress' trust with his uncanny ability to stop the Tsarevich Alexis' bleeding during even the severest of episodes, merely by sitting and praying with him.
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