Monday, August 15, 2011

Seating Charts are Such a Pain: Soros and the Starlet

Sometimes it's easy:
You whistle up your Protocol peeps and in three minutes you get

Nine Kings 1910


That is probably the only photograph of nine reigning monarchs ever taken.*

Sometimes it is more difficult:
Seating charts ARE tough.
Seating charts ARE tough.
(Daily Intel)
George Soros — the 81-year-old billionaire being sued by Adriana Ferreyr, his 28-year-old Brazilian former girlfriend — used to seat her at the children’s table at his Sunday brunches in Southampton, N.Y. “He always had one table for the men, one for the women, and one for the kids,” said a friend of the Hungarian investing guru. “The Brazilian was always seated at the kids’ table, and she didn’t look too happy.” [The Daily]
-via DealBreaker

*May 1910: Nine Kings assembled at Buckingham Palace for the funeral of Edward VII, the Father of George V (centre). From left to right, back row: Haakon VII of Norway, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Manuel II of Portugal, Wilhelm II of Germany, George I of Greece and Albert I Of Belgium. Front row: Alphonso XIII of Spain, George V and Frederick VIII of Denmark. The funeral on  20th May was the largest gathering of the European royalty–and its last hurrah, too. Also present at the funeral was Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, whose assassination four years later would spark the WWI–which collapsed many royal dynasties of Europe. Manuel of Portugal would be driven from his throne by revolutionaries within months of this picture. George would be assassinated.  Alphonso, Wilhelm and Ferdinand lost their thrones.-Source

You've probably noted the absence of Nicholas II, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias.
Very odd considering that he was part o'the fam:

Two bearded men of identical height wear military dress uniforms emblazoned with medals and stand side-by-side
King George V (right) with his
first cousin Tsar Nicholas II, 
Berlin, 1913. Note the close 
physical resemblance between 
the two monarchs.

Nick was also the nephew of the Greek and Danish Kings and of the widowed wife of Edward VII, Queen Consort Alexandra.

Time to post, before I start singing Sister Sledge.