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Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #270 on: July 01, 2007, 12:49:55 PM »
Not to distract from the current discussion of the dresses worn in India, but I wanted to share this picture of QM that is new to me.



I can't immediately recall other pictures from this sitting; maybe it's the pose that is throwing me off...I'm sure our resident Queen Mary expert, GDella, can help with this.   :)



I read somewhere that it was taken in the garden of Withe Lodge....

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« Reply #271 on: July 01, 2007, 01:30:59 PM »
Some of Princess Victoria Mary of Teck:



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« Reply #272 on: July 01, 2007, 01:31:56 PM »
As a bridesmaid for Princess Louise of Wales in 1889:





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« Reply #273 on: July 01, 2007, 01:32:53 PM »
Young debutante:







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« Reply #274 on: July 01, 2007, 01:34:00 PM »






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« Reply #275 on: July 01, 2007, 01:34:53 PM »


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« Reply #276 on: July 01, 2007, 01:35:32 PM »


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« Reply #277 on: July 01, 2007, 01:37:11 PM »
And one of my all-time favorites--I have this one from a full-size print. So lovely.  :)

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« Reply #278 on: July 01, 2007, 06:13:04 PM »
What an amazing array of pictures Grandduchessella! The last picture is one of my favorites among the early pictures; she has an almost "over the shoulder glance." :)

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"I shall be very disappointed," she remarked for the record, "if George doesn't come up again." Queen Mary upon hearing her husband was to ride in a submarine.

When asked the question of when her eldest son would return to the country Queen Mary said, "Not until he comes to my funeral."

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« Reply #279 on: July 01, 2007, 06:26:51 PM »
I think I probably have more photos of Queen Mary than anyone, except perhaps Queens Alexandra or Marie of Romania. They all loved having their photos taken so there are no shortage of photographs out there.  :)

Here's Queen Mary in the dress she wore to debut at court:



The turquoise necklace she is wearing was a gift from her parents and later part of the set (along with some of her wedding turquoises from her parents) that she gave to the Duchess of Gloucester.

A portrait painted of her as a wedding present for Prince George:

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« Reply #280 on: July 01, 2007, 06:43:30 PM »
Queen Mary and QEII make up the majority of my pictures! Is the portrait the one mentioned in George V's study?

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"I shall be very disappointed," she remarked for the record, "if George doesn't come up again." Queen Mary upon hearing her husband was to ride in a submarine.

When asked the question of when her eldest son would return to the country Queen Mary said, "Not until he comes to my funeral."

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« Reply #281 on: July 01, 2007, 07:16:06 PM »
Yes, it is.
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« Reply #282 on: July 12, 2007, 02:44:37 PM »
I just came across the factoid that Queen Mary holds the record (jointly, with her sister-in-law Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone) for the receipt of Royal Family Orders. Queen Mary received the Family Orders of her grand-mother-in-law Victoria (1893); father-in-law Edward VII (1902); husband George V (1911); son George VI (1937) and granddaughter Elizabeth II (1952).  She received this last Order shortly before her death and was thus denied the opportunity to wear it in public. Princess Alice received the same Royal Family Orders. At the time of her death in 1981 she was the sole surviving member of the Royal Order of Victoria and Albert.

The most decorated of all consorts, Queen Mary received the Order of the Garter upon her husbandís accession to the throne (1910). A year later, on the occasion of the Delhi Durbar, she was appointed a Lady Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India. This latter appointment doubled her Indian orders as Queen Victoria had appointed her to the Imperial Order of the Crown of India over a decade earlier.  In 1917 Queen Mary became a Dame Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire: she would serve as the Orderís Grand Master from 1936 until her death in 1953. Also in 1936 King Edward VIII appointed her a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order. Queen Mary would receive the Royal Victorian Chain from his brother a few months later. Aside from her numerous Royal Family Orders (listed supra), Queen Mary was also a Dame Grand Cross of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem.
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« Reply #283 on: July 13, 2007, 09:38:46 PM »
I have also read that she was one of the most decorated! It always amazed me that she lived through six reigns. Thanks for all the information, it must have taken some time to track down the various orders!  :)

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When asked the question of when her eldest son would return to the country Queen Mary said, "Not until he comes to my funeral."

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« Reply #284 on: July 13, 2007, 11:20:50 PM »
I'd like to take credit for being that smart and/or diligent but the info was in one spot so it really didn't take much.  ;) :)
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