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The Windsors / Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« on: August 14, 2007, 06:33:31 PM »
That certainly makes sense. Thanks!  :)

Mary R.

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The Windsors / Re: Siblings of King George III
« on: August 13, 2007, 02:30:54 PM »

Here's a link for her obituary that includes details of her funeral: http://books.google.com/books?id=Ve8IAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA92&dq=sophia+of+gloucester#PPA93,M1

Mary R.

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Nicholas II / Re: Nicholas II - Head of the Romanovs and Family Man
« on: August 10, 2007, 08:57:18 PM »
In terms of the child most similar to him, I would say Olga. I always thought their character and nature were quite similar. I agree with Vyacheslav N that he loved each of his children equally, enjoying different aspects of their character.  :)

Mary R.

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The Windsors / Re: Re: Windsor Jewels Part 6
« on: August 09, 2007, 05:15:24 PM »
I suppose the necklace was broken down?  ???

Mary R.

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The Windsors / Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« on: August 08, 2007, 05:33:01 PM »
Indeed she does!

I just found this anecdote on May:
Once the author E. M. Forster was at a society wedding and bowed to the cake under the impression that it was Queen Mary.
Another version: He was at a wedding party with once, sitting opposite Queen Mary. When asked if he would like to be presented he said, "Good Lord," he said. "I thought it was the wedding cake."  :D

Mary R.

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The Windsors / Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« on: August 07, 2007, 09:49:12 AM »
Absolutely! I keep reminding myself to purchase that book; are there any other Mary anecdotes? Lovely portrait, thanks RN!  :)

Mary R.

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The Windsors / Re: George and Marina, Duke and Duchess of Kent
« on: August 07, 2007, 09:46:35 AM »
What a lovely story!  :)

Mary R.

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Forum Announcements / Re: New Users say Hello Here and ONLY HERE!
« on: August 04, 2007, 02:47:53 PM »
Welcome to the forum! How exciting to be in the center of things for the centenary! I anticipate your future posts.  :)

Mary R.

P.S. Your English is just fine!

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The Danish Royal Family / Re: Queen Margarethe II & Prince Henrik
« on: August 04, 2007, 02:44:42 PM »
Thanks for the link Lucien! I depend on you for my Danish pictures/news!  :)

Mary R.

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The Windsors / Re: Re: Windsor Jewels Part 6
« on: August 03, 2007, 07:47:43 PM »
That's exactly what I thought; I went through some of my pictures and it is used frequently. Perhaps they confused it with something else.

Mary R.

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The Windsors / Re: Re: Windsor Jewels Part 6
« on: August 03, 2007, 05:41:33 PM »
EmeraldEyes (who likes floating jewelry  ;)) should like this photo from the new exhibit:



Does anyone want to hazard a guess which necklace the director is referring to?

"...necklace which the Queen spotted in one of the display cases. "I think she probably hadn't seen it since it was given because it's not perhaps a particularly wearable one," he said. "


It may be a little late, but I have some information on the necklace; it was given to HM byThe Nizam of Hyderabad (a small state in India).  :)

Mary R.

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The Windsors / Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part II
« on: August 03, 2007, 10:02:43 AM »
Thanks for the report! The exhibition sounds divine!  :)

Mary R.

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The Windsors / Re: Various British & Foreign Orders worn by the family
« on: August 02, 2007, 08:25:56 PM »
Here's what I found:
"Today, the Royal Family Order appears to hold a single class. Previous Royal Family Orders had three to four classes. Queen Victoria's Royal Order of Victoria and Albert, for example, had four classes."

It doesn't quite answer your question, but it's a step in that direction.  :)

Mary R.

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The Windsors / Re: Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone
« on: August 02, 2007, 08:20:06 PM »
I would hazard a guess at or around 1901 or 1902 making her about eighteen.  ???

Mary R.

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Just to add a visual:


Mary R.

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